Hope :: Failure isn’t Really Failure

Failure isn’t failure. Not really. Yeah, I’m sure those words don’t make a whole lot of sense written that way, but it doesn’t make them any less true. I’ve ‘failed’ a lot of times. I didn’t get into a college for Musical Theater. I was too chicken to only stick with the Performance Track inContinue reading “Hope :: Failure isn’t Really Failure”

Hope :: What Do You Need?

And just like that, it’s Monday again. And I’ve missed my deadline. For those of you who wait for my hope posts, I apologize. I didn’t even realize it was Monday until they mentioned it on the tennis my mom has on the tv. Did you know that your comments help me shape my content?Continue reading “Hope :: What Do You Need?”

Hope :: Starting with Goodbye

You may read that title and say, “Brittany, you’re contradicting yourself…” But stick with me a minute. I was driving home from work the other morning and the song “Starts with Goodbye” by Carrie Underwood came on over Apple Music. I had never heard it before and I almost flipped it, but something told meContinue reading “Hope :: Starting with Goodbye”

Hope :: Being Responsible Sucks

Let me explain. I’m a responsible person. I always show up to things on time (read: early). I go the extra mile to help others out. I’m the first to volunteer (sometimes begrudgingly, I must admit). It irks me at times that others aren’t just as responsible. I go the extra mile for them andContinue reading “Hope :: Being Responsible Sucks”

Hope :: Give Yourself Grace

I’ve talked about this before, but it becomes really important to me when I’m the one falling short. My Hope blog posts are supposed to come out every Monday at 4pm EST and my Education blog posts are supposed to come out every Friday at 4pm EST. Usually I do a pretty good job atContinue reading “Hope :: Give Yourself Grace”

Hope :: Your Circle

Who is in your circle? No, I’m not talking about your social circle. Your peer group. Your family. I’m talking about your circle of people that you feel closest to and with whom you can be completely honest. Do you tend to share your secrets with everyone? Do you share with absolutely no one? BothContinue reading “Hope :: Your Circle”

Hope :: What Makes You Breathe?

A lot can happen in a day. A lot of bad can happen in a day. Sometimes, more than anything, taking a deep breath and focusing just on that breath can help our minds put life into perspective… or at least make it – hopefully – seem a little less daunting. When you force yourselfContinue reading “Hope :: What Makes You Breathe?”

Hope :: What’s Controlling Your Life?

It’s somewhat easy to recognize when certain things are controlling our lives. Things like drugs and alcohol can be obvious, though even with that we miss that they can be controlling our lives. Other things, such as perfectionism and anxiety, are more difficult to catch but no less life-controlling. We’re familiar with stress and anxiety.Continue reading “Hope :: What’s Controlling Your Life?”

Hope :: Sometimes it’s Okay to Procrastinate

Hey, y’all! Sorry for the late update. Today, I was busy, and then I had to actually go to work. I realized ten minutes before leaving for work that I hadn’t yet written my post. I had to decide: am I going to sit down and write a sub-par post now, or should I putContinue reading “Hope :: Sometimes it’s Okay to Procrastinate”

Hope :: Keep Pushing Through

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. And again. And again. Life is hard! I don’t care how happy or put-together someone looks. I can tell you from experience that the ones who seem to be holding things together the best are usually the ones who are falling apart the most. I don’tContinue reading “Hope :: Keep Pushing Through”