Hope :: The Struggle is Real

Happy Monday, readers! Time is racing past, but we “grab life by the horns,” right? I’ve written about this before, but I feel like a lot of people deal with depression, or—rather—don’t deal with it, and it makes life extremely difficult, so I felt drawn to write about it again. I was talking to someoneContinue reading “Hope :: The Struggle is Real”

Hope :: Get Back Up

Hello, beautiful readers!!! Before we get into the actual blog post… guess what happened this week??? Including email-only, we reached 100 subscribers here!!! Thank you!!!! Now on to our regularly scheduled blog post! From the moment we’re born, we try new things and fall down—standing, walking, riding a bike… As we get older, the fallsContinue reading “Hope :: Get Back Up”

Hope :: Do Something You Love

I feel like I start posts like this a lot: I don’t know about you, but I… I think it’s safe to say I struggle in a lot of ways! Haha! This week, I wanted to talk about being almost too busy to function. This past month, that’s how I’ve felt. Every time I getContinue reading “Hope :: Do Something You Love”

Hope :: Seeing Beyond Yourself

I don’t know about you, but I can be a very selfish person. I become so inwardly focused that I miss what’s happening around me. I thought the picture above perfectly reflected (😉) exactly what I was imagining when I thought about what would be in this post. Oftentimes, we see situations in our livesContinue reading “Hope :: Seeing Beyond Yourself”

Hope :: Surrounded, Yet Alone

You may be wondering why I’ve chosen yet another snowscape for a blog post, especially one seemingly not to do with winter. It’s a very good question, but I actually have several reasons. First, I love looking at snow. Pictures of snow, being surrounded by snow while sitting in a warm apartment… I LOVE lookingContinue reading “Hope :: Surrounded, Yet Alone”

Hope :: A Different Kind of Silence

Okay, apparently my computer reads my mind now, and it kind of creeped me out! As I sat down to write today’s blog post, I couldn’t figure out where to start. Then I remembered last week’s post and how I wanted to expand on the gift of silence. As soon as that thought hit me,Continue reading “Hope :: A Different Kind of Silence”

Hope :: Silence is a Gift

Do you ever have those moments where you’re just at a loss for words? You don’t know what to say? It very rarely happens for me, but happen it does. For instance: I’m terrible at small talk. I work retail, and part of our training is that we’re supposed to be constantly engaging with customers.Continue reading “Hope :: Silence is a Gift”

Hope :: New Year

It’s hard to believe we’ve reached 2023 already. It feels almost like just yesterday we were entering 2017. It’s as if I can blink my eyes and be back 6 years ago, just moved back in with my parents and unsure of anything I’m doing with my life. At times, I still feel like thatContinue reading “Hope :: New Year”

Hope :: Holiday Traditions

Hello, beautiful readers! Yesterday in the United States was Christmas, and today marks the final day of Hanukkah and the beginning of Kwanzaa. In less than a week, parts of the world will be celebrating the ending of one year and the beginning of another. No matter what you celebrate (whether or not it’s anyContinue reading “Hope :: Holiday Traditions”