Just be yourself…

Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish....John Jakes

Girl before a Mirror. Pablo Picasso 1932

I’m just like my mother…sometimes

I can’t tell you how hard it was to write that title. Growing up, I think most of us have said at one time or another, “I hope I’m never like my (insert parent here).” We all want to be different from our parents, but yet, we end up being like them, or doing things that they did that we… Read more →

Depression…there is help, you’re #notalone

This post is part of a month-long series on suicide and depression, in honor of the Fiorella family, who lost their son Lucas, to suicide this year.   I’ve suffered from depression for as long as I can remember. I always thought it was a normal way to be. As a child, I can’t remember anyone speaking about it. As an adult,… Read more →

Breaking Trust

I broke someone’s trust a few weeks ago. It had nothing to do with me saying something out of school to someone else. I was in a situation that made me uncomfortable and when asked about it, repeatedly, I stood my ground and said nothing was wrong. I lied and the person knew I was lying. Yet, I refused to… Read more →

Why I’m up at 3:30a.m. taking an Algebra class…

It’s coming up on a year since I joined the Expedition Self team. I can honestly say, I’m not the same person I was when I began doing the growth work. I have learned a shit-ton about myself in that time (some good, some not so good). I’m learning how to be vulnerable (still difficult, but I’m doing it), I’ve cried… Read more →

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