Hope :: Seek Help

It’s hard to admit to yourself that you just might need some help. For many – myself included – it’s even more difficult to ask others for help. This help can come in many forms. Today, I’m going to focus on mental health issues and counseling. Yes, it can be embarrassing to try to findContinue reading “Hope :: Seek Help”

Hope :: Independence Day

To my fellow American’s, Happy Independence Day! I actually remembered this holiday. When it comes to an entire nation, we have an idea of what it means to be independent. What about when it comes to individual lives? What does it mean to live independently? Contrary to some belief, independence doesn’t mean living completely separateContinue reading “Hope :: Independence Day”

Hope :: Bruised but Not Broken

I have a shirt with this phrase from Compelled Clothing and I think those words are beautiful. And relevant. I’ve gone through a lot of really rough things in life. No, my life hasn’t been as rough as others. I’m not trying to say it has been. I spent many years thinking of myself asContinue reading “Hope :: Bruised but Not Broken”

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”

Education :: Finish Strong

Can you believe the 2020-2021 school year is quickly approaching its end? I know I can’t! For many out there, these last few weeks are going to drag. I think we’re all just ready for it to be over. And hopeful that next school year will be different. Finish strong! Be there for your kids.Continue reading “Education :: Finish Strong”