Life, Love & Sorrow

Dissipate the Darkness

It's crazy how death and loss creates a wound. One that never fully heals. And like any wound can reopen at any moment. These awful moments in our life. The moments you used to think "that would never happen to me." But when it does you are shocked. The worst moments of our lives. When… Continue reading Dissipate the Darkness

Life

To choose love

What do we all deserve and need in a relationship? Acceptance. The other must look at you and see the amazing qualities you have. And see you for your faults. And with those faults, they must accept. Not try to change or improve. They must look at ALL of you.  The good AND the bad.… Continue reading To choose love

Life, Love & Sorrow

One Half of Another

You may be wondering where the name "One Half of Another" came from. As many of you who have been following me know, my twin sister, Ryane passed away over three years ago in a tragic accident. To cope with her death, I began blogging to share what was on my heart and in the… Continue reading One Half of Another

Life, Love & Sorrow

The Price of Grief

I cannot explain grief to you. All I can say is it is a creature of spontaneity. It doesn't wait until a holiday or a birthday. Or even an anniversary. No, it strikes during a lone car ride. During a Netflix movie. While your grocery shopping. While your laughing with friends. When you hear a… Continue reading The Price of Grief

Faith, Life, Love & Sorrow

My Built in Best Friend

Today is the three year anniversary of my sister, Ryane, leaving this world.  In her memory, here is my post from a week after she passed away.  Always remember ❤ My twin sister, Ryane (pronounced Ryan), passed away 11 days ago.  I am still in shock and feel as if I will be the rest… Continue reading My Built in Best Friend

Advice, Life

How To: Listening

Life has truly been crazy with starting school (WHICH I LOVE, the classes are amazing), working part-time downtown Chicago AND part-time at the Children's Advocacy Center. So I am just going to leave you all with some food for thought that has been a theme in my classes this week: I want to recommend a… Continue reading How To: Listening

Faith, Life

The Power of Psalm 91

Does anyone else out there deal with anxiety?   Well, me too! My, not so little anymore, sister is studying abroad, which is so very exciting and amazing and unbelievable, right?  Well, yes, but it also scary and anxiety causing and crazy.   And you are probably thinking, "okay, this overprotective older sister needs to calm down."… Continue reading The Power of Psalm 91

Faith, Life

How to get over: the Fear Of Missing Out

I am hear to talk about the all consuming, dreaded -- FOMO.  Or as we all know it, the Fear Of Missing Out. Raise your hand if you have ever felt this.  This feeling that other people's lives are going somewhere, and yours is not.  The feeling when you choose to stay in for the… Continue reading How to get over: the Fear Of Missing Out

Faith, Life

Raise your hand if you feel stuck…

I just want to speak to anyone out there who may be feeling stuck. I know this feeling FULLY.  I have lived it, drowned in it, and overcome it.  Repeat. lol I will admit I am guilty of letting myself get stuck at times.  Where I am so overwhelmed that I just cannot see the… Continue reading Raise your hand if you feel stuck…

Faith, Life

My Journey – Engineer to Social Worker

Hi everyone - This has been a long time coming, and the journey hasn't always been easy, but I am really excited to announce that for the next two years I will be working towards my Masters in Social Work at Aurora University! I will be a full-time student, working part-time, and interning part-time. This… Continue reading My Journey – Engineer to Social Worker