Learning How To Love My Whole Self

Learning How To Love My Whole Self

As I sit in my bed staring at the blank space on my computer screen trying to decide what I should write about my mind comes up blank. I’ve been toying with the idea of writing about how to be in love with your whole self but I realized I can’t do that. I’d be […]

Dear 8th Grade Cecilia

Dear 8th Grade Cecilia

Dear 8th Grade Cecilia, Over the next 8 years you will hear a lot of people tell you that if there is ANYTHING outside of acting that you want to do with your life – do it. 8th Grade Cecilia, I’m so sorry you will never find anything outside of acting to pursue. I’m not […]

My Decision To Wait

My Decision To Wait

I was 16-years-old when I met my husband. We were so in love. We were that high-school-hormones-never-left-each-other’s-sides-oh-my-gosh-lets-post-another-selfie-of-us-kissing in love. It was actually gross. I’m glad we’ve out-grown that phase of our lives (I don’t think we actually have…we just stopped posting kissing selfies because #aintnobodygottimeforthat). What comes across as the biggest shocker to most is […]

Surviving Life In A Big Family

Surviving Life In A Big Family

Part of me wanted to avoid writing this post. Part of me knew that I couldn’t. If you know me you know that I’m from a big family. It’s not something I keep hidden from the world. I actually talk about it a lot more than I should. “Ohh yeah I know ALL about sibling […]

My Relationship Isn’t Perfect And Yours Won’t Be Either

My Relationship Isn’t Perfect And Yours Won’t Be Either

Have you ever found yourself looking at a couple that’s seemingly perfect and wondering why your relationship can’t be as simple as their’s is? I often find myself wondering how society has built this idea into our culture that a relationship must come with zero flaws in order for a couple to survive. We read […]

What It’s Like To Witness Your Brother Become A Father

What It’s Like To Witness Your Brother Become A Father

This past week I flew back home to celebrate the birth of my third nephew, Jerome Francis the Third. As always, the moment I held that tiny baby in my arms a flood of emotions overcame my entire body. I couldn’t believe that this little life was partly created by my brother. When my sister gave […]

My Inner Monologue – The Daily Struggle Of A Highly Anxious Brain

My Inner Monologue – The Daily Struggle Of A Highly Anxious Brain

Wake up. Check your messages. Check your email. Scroll through your newsfeed. Kiss your husband. Message your family. Get out of bed. Brush your teeth. Wash your face. Find your clothes. Don’t think yet. It’s not time to think yet. I’m tired. Work. Do your research. Send your emails. Keep things moving. What needs to […]

Your Mom’s Life Was Completely Different Than Yours At 25

Your Mom’s Life Was Completely Different Than Yours At 25

This past week my mom came in town to visit and it was exactly what the doctor ordered. You don’t realize how much you miss the presence of your parents until they are sitting on your couch binge watching Jane the Virgin with you and making chicken parmesan for dinner. Just a few days before she arrived […]

Five Things I Wish I Knew When I Was A Child

Five Things I Wish I Knew When I Was A Child

Recently I was babysitting a little girl, who just started third grade, and she asked me if it was OK that she still enjoyed playing with barbies. Naturally, as someone who is still clinging tightly to my childhood imagination, I told her she would never be too old to play barbies. This got me thinking […]