Uncomfortable: Your “First Love” and What that Relationship Teaches You (Part1)

So, my first real relationship was when I was a Junior in High School. We had been friends for a while, and initially we had planned on being “friends with benefits” (sorry Mom and Dad). But, the more we got to know each other the more we liked each other – go figure – and that lead us down the yellow brick road to (theme music please) da-da-da-naaaa: dating.

The 5 most important things I learned from that relationship are as follows: Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Your “First Love” and What that Relationship Teaches You (Part1)”

Uncomfortable: Having Faith – In what Exactly?

The first thing people say to you when things aren’t going well, or right, is, “have faith”… What exactly am I supposed to have faith in? In Yahweh? In a higher power? In Allāh? In Buddha? There are so many ideals and beliefs in this world that it’s hard to decide what to have faith in. Faith isn’t tangible, you can’t see it, touch it, or taste it – which is part of what makes having faith so hard.
But, “have faith” is the first thing we are told when we need something or someone to lean on.
Have faith, it’ll all work out. Have faith, everything happens for a reason. Have faith, you may not understand now, but you will see later.

Ughhhhhhhh!!!!!!! Sometimes those phrases drive me absolutely bonkers… And if you do have faith in a higher power, that’s great. If you don’t, that’s fine too – I’m not here to judge, merely to start the conversation…
The most important “being” to have faith in, every day, not just in times of hardship – is yourself. Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Having Faith – In what Exactly?”