Taking the Time

In light of my past vacation I wanted to write about time. Time, our time, does not go on forever. We only have so many trips around the sun so, it's important to make every rotation matter. My trip was scheduled for two weeks after my spring break...genius! At first, I was stressed and didn't … Continue reading Taking the Time

Sunflower Town

My life comes in two parts, and my soul comes with baggage. I call it BC. AC. Before Cole after Cole. Before Cole: Life was as simple as it could be in a water tower town. My two brothers and I? We grew up good on love and sunshine. We drank iced tea in the … Continue reading Sunflower Town

Self Care is for YOU

In the spirit of my last post about the importance of mental health I wanted to write about self care. Many people think "self-care" and, assume pedicures and spa days. While I am no stranger to a deluxe pedicure or a 20 minute face mask, it is important to remember self-care is not always as … Continue reading Self Care is for YOU

Stand Up, Speak Up, Wake Up

Good health is not just the absence of physical disease, it is the state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being. It aids in determining how we, as individuals, handle stress, enjoy life, and make choices. You will not have a healthy body if it's not accompanied by a healthy mind. When we are free of depression, … Continue reading Stand Up, Speak Up, Wake Up

Mama’s Mac

So, I see this all the time... boxed mac and cheese. I know all college kids are supposed to flourish on ramen and easy mac but the truth is, you don't. So, I think we should all leave fake powdered cheese and uncooked pasta in 2017 with whatever other bad habits and crappy people you … Continue reading Mama’s Mac

Asking For Help

I’ve recently found myself in a complicated situation. When I went to ask for help from someone I care for, I realized I had no idea how to ask. I wanted desperately to tell this person that I needed them, but I was both unsure and unconfident about where to begin. I knew if I … Continue reading Asking For Help

Let Go

Sometimes in life we get stuck in the same old routines because it’s safe. It’s natural for people to hold onto things they no longer want or need just because they are familiar. The thing about life is that it’s constantly shifting all around us. When we don’t shift with it, we risk getting caught … Continue reading Let Go

Staying Motivated

Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of our busy lives the "To Do" list can become a little overwhelming. The days and weeks all begin to run together and the next thing you know, you've missed two deadlines and you're coming up on a third. In my first semester of college I have spent many … Continue reading Staying Motivated

When the Waves of Anxiety Hit

As someone who suffers from anxiety I can tell you first hand that a "wave of anxiety" feels more like a tsunami sometimes than your average rolling beach waves. Anxiety can come in many forms and be triggered by a multitude of things. One moment can set you off into a downward spiral even if … Continue reading When the Waves of Anxiety Hit

11:11

Forty-nine minutes Till Midnight  It's that time...the wishing number on our clock. Eleven eleven I wish. Eleven eleven I wish I never met you. I recently found a song on apple music called "11:11" and the lyrics depict a distraught state of mind because the singer hates someone they once loved. It's a song that … Continue reading 11:11