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”

Hope :: Recognizing Stress

Wow! It’s been an incredibly busy and stressful season! And I’m not even talking about the holiday season. As many of you have learned through previous posts, I lost my dad this time of year two years ago. Over the past 2 weeks, I’ve been really struggling with what I thought was depression (and thereContinue reading “Hope :: Recognizing Stress”

Hope :: With Thankful Hearts

Photo by Erol Ahmed – edited using Photoshop Hello, beautiful readers! For those of you in the United States, we are in Thanksgiving week. This means that a lot of people will be taking the time to slow down, spend time with loved ones, and express their gratitude for many different things. This is admirable,Continue reading “Hope :: With Thankful Hearts”

Hope :: Surround Yourself

Photo by Hannah Busing, edited with Photoshop by Brittany Stonestreet I will be the first to admit that I have a difficult time leaving my home except for the necessities. I’m outgoing, but I’m an introvert at heart. I have difficulty attending social events, especially when I don’t know most of the people there. However,Continue reading “Hope :: Surround Yourself”