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 :: 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”

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 :: 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”

Hope :: A Bit of Light

It’s easy to think that we’re alone here on earth. We look around and see nothing but bad. Or that’s how it seems anyway. We see all the negative happening and we think: if there really is a God… if there really is a LOVING God, then the world wouldn’t be so horrible. It’s veryContinue reading “Hope :: A Bit of Light”

Hope :: Moving Forward

Moving forward is hard. No matter what this statement references, it’s true. Some examples of when it’s hard to move forward: After a breakup After the death of a loved one After a job loss Starting a new job Getting your first car Getting your first home (rented and/or bought) Sky diving Life is fullContinue reading “Hope :: Moving Forward”

Hope :: “There’s Something Wrong with You”

9 times out of 10, we find ourselves saying these words to other people as a joke. Usually they’ve done something silly and we want to laugh but don’t want to laugh at the same time and so we say, “There’s something wrong with you…” That tenth time is when we’re hurt or angry andContinue reading “Hope :: “There’s Something Wrong with You””