Hope :: Patience is a Virtue

One that I absolutely despise. We all want things to happen in a timely manner, right? Right. However, I’m going to make a statement that might offend some people. We live in a society that expects everything RIGHT NOW. We expect everything to go our way in our time, rather than in a timely manner.Continue reading “Hope :: Patience is a Virtue”

Hope :: Feeling Shattered

Have you ever felt so utterly broken that you didn’t think you’d ever be able to find all the pieces of yourself again, much less put all the pieces back together? If you have, I want you to know you are not alone in this. I’m not going to sit here and tell you thatContinue reading “Hope :: Feeling Shattered”

Hope :: Overcoming Fear

This is not a message on exposure therapy. I don’t care how many people tell me about it, I will NOT subject myself to being surrounded by spiders in order to overcome that particular fear. Instead, this post is about my own journey and overcoming some of my fears, specifically about my future. I don’tContinue reading “Hope :: Overcoming Fear”

Hope :: The Gift of a Team

I was always a loner. I had friends, but it was always easier to just do things on my own. It was also safer to not share anything about my personal life. Or so I thought. When I graduated from college and got my first teaching job (4 hours away from any and all family)Continue reading “Hope :: The Gift of a Team”

Hope :: Everything is a Process

This advice today does not come from me. It’s actually advice that was given to me just this morning while at work. You might have read the title and thought, “Come on, Brittany. Everyone knows this!” That might be so. But sometimes we need a reminder of a simple idea. We had been talking aboutContinue reading “Hope :: Everything is a Process”

Hope :: Staying Afloat

Sometimes the bare minimum is the best I can do. Oh, I’ll try to do everything. I’ll put myself last and give every bit of energy I possess to get something done. But the result is almost always lackluster. It’s okay to tell people “no”. It’s also okay to ask for a rain check. ImagineContinue reading “Hope :: Staying Afloat”

Hope :: Not Meant to be Alone

First, let me start by apologizing for not having this message out last week! For those of you who look forward to my posts, I appreciate your support and that you read this when you don’t have to! Changing departments and moving to graveyard shift throws off your whole schedule! Second, I want to say:Continue reading “Hope :: Not Meant to be Alone”

Hope :: Drowning in the Deep

Do you ever get so far into something, only to realize you’re in over your head, and you don’t know how to get out of it? If you’ve ever been in over your head with no real way to get out, you’re not alone. Sometimes, we get in over our heads by our own choices.Continue reading “Hope :: Drowning in the Deep”

Hope:: Dealing with Disappointment Part 3

Do you know who I’m disappointed with the most? Myself. No matter how much grace I give other people, I’m the one person who has no wiggle room. Are you familiar with that in your own life? I’m one of those people who sees others fail and brush it off like it’s nothing. My internalContinue reading “Hope:: Dealing with Disappointment Part 3”

Hope :: Losing a Loved One

It’s never easy to lose a loved one. No matter how much time you have to “prepare” or if it’s sudden, losing a loved one is difficult. I’m definitely not the expert on the grief cycle of losing someone – or even something – you love. I can, however, give some tips from my ownContinue reading “Hope :: Losing a Loved One”