I saw this campaign/contest happening at @theshimmerproject on instagram, and I wanted to submit, but then I was feeling sort of inspired to just write a whole thing about it because it’s really important to me. Self worth isn’t something I ever acknowledged. I knew I had low self-esteem and poor body image, but it was all connected to my outward appearance. I never really thought about how I felt about myself as a person,…

“You are exploring the wisdom of your soul. You are shedding old ways and beliefs that no longer fit who you are becoming. Be brave, dear one. You are becoming your authentic self.” I’m not sure who said this, I just found it on Pinterest (of course) and I felt it was extremely relevant to my life/way of thinking lately. We are all forever changing beings. We are constantly evolving into different versions of ourselves…

Wilmington is our future and we can’t wait for it to become a reality. We love this city, all the surrounding areas, and all the beaches. We love, love, love, the ocean and it’s just such a wonderful place to be! There are so many amazing restaurants, so many things to do, and it’s such a fun city. THINGS TO DO: 1. Beaches & Piers  There are so many beaches between Atlantic Beach, Wrightsville Beach,…

So often are we caught comparing our lives in their chaotic entirety to the sliver of beauty shown by other people via social media. We’re so disconnected from real life, constantly chasing some made up perfection because that’s all we see when we’re browsing in the internet. I can’t say I blame anyone- no one likes to show off the ugly side of life. We hide our mess, and we show our best. Everyone wants people…

I think I’ve done more growing up in the last 3 months that I’ve been living with Kyle than I have in the almost 23 years I’ve been alive. Living away from my parents has taught me a lot in the short time that I’ve been doing it and it’s helped me to truly realize how much my parents do.  I thought balancing school, work, and a long-distance boyfriend was hard, but balancing work, family, school,…

I love New York so much. I don’t know what it is – maybe that it’s a totally different world that what I’m used to? It’s just… kinda special. Which is why it’s so weird that I hate it. Let me explain. When we travel to New York, we are usually in Brooklyn, or Long Island. Rarely do we ever venture into the big city. To date, I think I’ve come here 3 times, total.…

“Destiny is real. And she’s not mild-mannered. She will come around and hit you in the face and knock you over and before you know what hit you, you’re naked- stripped of everything you thought you knew and everything you thought you didn’t know- and there you are! A bloody nose, bruises all over you, and naked. And it’s the most beautiful thing.” ― C. JoyBell C. I have moments where I find myself struggling…