Light in the Dark

As I stare out at the gliding snowflakes, I am drawn into my memories of the past year and half. It wasn’t that long ago that I launched out away from Kansas City on a journey of semi self-care and part self-imposed exile. Though I had done nothing wrong, I felt as though I had…

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Of Witches and Waiting

All Hallows Eve is upon us and as I sat writing up a cover letter for a job, going on and on about my skills and my thirst for learning, I realized that an area that I lack knowledge in is the area of witchcraft. Now, don’t freak out. Just because I lean Orthodox doesn’t…

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Bloody Self-Acceptance

A couple of months ago, I watched a video by Sorelle Amore where she did an exercise in self-acceptance. The exercise seemed simple enough. You stand in front of a mirror naked for an allotted amount of time and simply observe your body without making any judgements or opinions about it. Just observe. After having…

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Facing Fears and Failures

It is quite clear to most in my life that I have been severely demotivated of late. Content-creation and creativity have been absent on all my social media platforms, my intentionality in health and wellness have decreased, and this past week I received an email from my school saying that I have been put on…

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“Re”calling

Maybe you can relate to this one. Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that God led you to something; that it was your calling? How about this: have you ever been all-in fully committed to that calling and God came in and led you to something…

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Where?

As I was walking to St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church to retrieve my vehicle, I glanced at the marque at the Baptist church next door. It read “Where have you seen God today?” This weekend was beautiful and painful. This was the perfect question to end my trip to the Capitol. Where have…

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Places and Faces

Here. Here I sit in a Starbuck on the corner of 18th and Columbia, nestled between Lanier Heights and Adams Morgan. In Roanoke, I’m just another face in the crowd. Here, I’m not even sure that I’m that. When I decided to come up to D.C. for the weekend, I told people I wanted to…

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Carpe Noctem: A Promise

It is no secret that I have struggled with depression and anxiety for the majority of my life. From time to time I have even had to confront the dark face of death as the temptation of suicide waxed and waned through the seasons of my life. Recently, I faced such a season as I…

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Rollercoaster

Nine months ago I walked out the door of my home in Kansas City for the last time. With my stuff packed up into a trailer, I departed from the best job of my life and took off into the unknown. Why did I leave? Over time, I found myself growing more and more unhealthy.…

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A Month of Lights

It has been exactly one month since my release from the psych ward. Writing has been a bit of a challenge as the inspiration has alluded me. It’s been an emotional and transformative season of life, full of twisting challenges and beautiful reliefs. I’ve been blessed by the stream of love and support that has…

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