An Open Letter To Codependency

"You are not required to set yourself on fire to keep other people warm." -Unknown Dear Codependency,  You have controlled me for years. You have forced me to constantly doubt where I stand with the people around me and to always put myself second. Serving people is a pure thing, until it becomes toxic. The…

An Open Letter To The People Who Didn’t Want To Know Me

No matter who you are, where you live, or what you do for a living, you will inevitably find people who don't like you. YIKES! That sounds a bit tough, doesn't it? And if you're a fellow people-pleaser, the very idea that someone may not like you is liking grinding a dagger into your stomach.…

A Letter To The Person Who Feels Less Than

"We all face moments in life when we dislike ourselves. Maybe you are awkward and feel embarrassed about who you are, maybe you say the wrong things sometimes, maybe you don’t say enough, maybe your friend has prettier hair than you... I mean, the list could on. In a world of comparison, there is no…

An Open Letter To My Eighteen Year-Old Self

Eighteen. This is the year that all people have to make big choices. This is the year that you finally get to take off your virtual pull-ups and slap on your big-girl (or boy) underpants. This is the year that you will make many, many mistakes. As I reflected on the mistakes that I made…

An Open Letter to the Single Woman on Valentine’s Day

Ah, Valentine’s Day. February 14this either a treasured day or a dreaded day for you. As a woman who was once chronically single, I can tell you that I understand what it is like when it’s a dreaded day. Suddenly, there are hearts and flowers everywhere. You see people posting adorable photos on social media,…