stand out in the crowd

i don't know what it's like to not be different. i do know what it's like to try to conform and comply. as children we learn that to be different is synonymous with inferior. the lucky ones among us are raised to see that our differences empower us. the unlucky ones try to conform but … Continue reading stand out in the crowd

Embracing Change as I Grow

Tomorrow is my birthday. I turn 34. I must say, I don't feel like an adult. Or, rather, I don't feel like I thought an adult would feel. I still have insecurities. I still have doubts. I still have no idea what I'm doing with my life. I count myself lucky because I know I'm … Continue reading Embracing Change as I Grow

Creating Meaning or Thoughts on Purpose

Can you feel it in the air? It's palpable. We are not only approaching the end of another year but the end of another decade. I've seen it on Facebook and Instagram, friends and those I follow posting images of themselves in 2009 and 2019—letting us all know how much they've changed (or stayed the … Continue reading Creating Meaning or Thoughts on Purpose

Being Present in the Pain

When I was younger, I always wanted to be someone else. Younger me did not understand that her beliefs and thoughts about herself were holding her back from her true potential. Now that I'm older I understand that what we tell our selves, what we believe to be true, is the one thing that truly … Continue reading Being Present in the Pain

Learning to Step Into my Power

Disciplinary conversations are apart of my job. They aren't my favorite part and until recently have caused some nervousness beforehand. This past Tuesday I had to have one of these conversations and the apprehension arose. After work I started to think about why this was and realized that I was giving away my power.I was … Continue reading Learning to Step Into my Power