Uncomfortable: Relationships | Getting Back On The Horse

So clearly, this is something that has been prevalent on my mind as of late. I’ve been single for about 6 months now, and the idea of entering the dating pool again is somewhat terrifying. And I’m sure many of you feel the same way…
I’ve dipped my toe here and there, but I haven’t made the full on plunge yet.  Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Relationships | Getting Back On The Horse”

Uncomfortable: Relationships | Falling in Love with Yourself Again

It’s been a hot minute since I posted in here, and I apologize for that. Life has a funny way of getting in the way sometimes, and I wanted to think this whole thing through before posting about it.
As some of you know, my boyfriend (of two years) and I split a few months back… and while some people go out and blow off steam or jump back into another relationship (let’s be honest, like I have in the past multiple times) – this time was different.  Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Relationships | Falling in Love with Yourself Again”

Uncomfortable: Taking Ownership of Our Mistakes

No one likes to admit when they’re wrong. It’s this human instinct we possess to protect ourselves from the hurt, from the bad that may ensue after we make a mistake. So, because of this, we have a legitimate issue when it comes to owning our mistakes, our flaws, our imperfections. And everyone has them; but it is so much easier for us to point out the flaws in others than it is for us to take a good hard look at ourselves.  Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Taking Ownership of Our Mistakes”

Uncomfortable: My Continuous Battle with Bulimia Nervosa

This is not a comfortable conversation at all, but that’s what this blog is all about, right? Honesty?!
A lot of people look at eating disorders as a “phase” in someone’s life. But, what many people don’t understand, and what most of us (who have had an eating disorder) go through, is wayyyyyy more complicated than a phase. An eating disorder is a mindset, and changing that mindset and your ideas about your body, isn’t always easy. For me, this has proven to be a constant battle…  Continue reading “Uncomfortable: My Continuous Battle with Bulimia Nervosa”

Uncomfortable: Non-Negotiables | 3 Tips for Sticking to Your Guns

A couple blogs ago I wrote about the importance of non-negotiables in a relationship. But, not all of us have defined our “non-negotiables” for life. The promises we make to our friends and family, to our bosses, ourselves, and our lovers. Non-negotiables are the things in life that you are not willing to negotiate on, the beliefs you will fight tooth and nail over and for.
They follow your ideals and values and outline what you will and will not accept from others – as well as what you will and will not accept from yourself. Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Non-Negotiables | 3 Tips for Sticking to Your Guns”

Uncomfortable: Are you “settling”?

Never settle. It’s a phrase we’ve all heard a million times. But, what is “settling”? Settling in our careers, our relationships, our lives… Have we settled ourselves into complacency? Is “settling” for x(reality) over y(dreams) the new norm? Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Are you “settling”?”

Uncomfortable: Gun Control | Should Concealed Carry be Allowed on Campus?

I’ve had this conversation many times with many different people, but I want to know how YOU feel about this topic… I should start by telling you that I have my CCW (concealed carry weapon) permit and I grew up in a military household, that is pro guns and pro responsibility.
I believe that responsible, CCW carrying citizens, should be allowed to carry on college campuses – let’s discuss why, shall we… Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Gun Control | Should Concealed Carry be Allowed on Campus?”