Through The Eyes of a Lion

For the first segment of “On The Bookshelf”, I bring to you ‘a manifesto for high-octane living’

what’s my age again?

23 trips around the sun… Has it really been that long? Didn’t I just turn 16 yesterday? I’ve always been a huge proponent of birthdays – what could be better than a day all about y-o-u? (I’m kidding here. Well, kind of.) I love the idea of a new beginning of sorts, the idea ofRead more

2017: word of the year

I’m a little late to the party when it comes to ringing in the new year, but hey – it’s still January, right? I didn’t make any real resolutions this year in the traditional sense of the word, and here’s why. While I’ve made a commitment to myself to do things like work on beingRead more

be where your feet are

Be where your feet are. Enjoy the day. There’ll be a day where there won’t be another day.

esse quam videri

Here’s to chasing dreams, love, and a life full of laughter.
But most of all – here’s to being, rather than seeming to be.

i’m not sorry.

Life. It’s a funny thing, you know. We spend so much time trying to fit into the ‘perfect’ mold of who the rest of the world wants us to be. And yet, we’re damned if we do and we’re damned if we don’t. It’s like that old saying, “you could be the ripest, juiciest peachRead more

love me next

The next man who loves me will not be the first, and maybe he won’t be the last. But if he’s crazy enough to fall for a girl like me… There are some things I want him to know. Starting this with an apology feels odd, but I have always been an upfront person. I’mRead more