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Not this year

 This weekend is the Marriage Retreat at my church, and (confession ) I’ve had it on my calendar every single year since I moved here in 2017 . This year marks 5 years of believing “this will be the year that I’ll get to go!” and it also …



SOMETIMES…*My smile isn’t genuine*It’s taking everything in me to simply show up*I don’t feel like being friendly*My social anxiety tries to creep back in*I want to turn my phone off and go silent for a few days*My heart feels an extra heaviness because I’m still …


Wall flower no more

Caught mid-speech. I used to hide. I used to pretend I didn’t have anything to say. I used to shrink back. I used to hate talking with people because I didn’t feel like I had anything to contribute – and quite honestly, I wasn’t comfortable …