Part 2 of Travel, Solo Time: Battling the Bully Within

*disclaimer: in an effort to retain the honesty and accuracy of this piece, their is an instance of profanity.  The first 25 days of my travels abroad were with amazing friends,  and beyond petty external concerns including trains with broken AC, a nightmare Airbnb experience in Krakow, and my appalled dismay at how quickly cash … More Part 2 of Travel, Solo Time: Battling the Bully Within

Confession of the mundane inner struggles of an average Catholic college girl

Being a Catholic girl at university, it’s always interesting the assumptions I encounter from others: “Oh, Catholic hmmmm?” and then they proceed to give you an ocular pat down to identify whether you align with the images they hold in their head, which can range from homeschoolers wearing floor length jean skirts to promiscuous Catholic school girls with … More Confession of the mundane inner struggles of an average Catholic college girl

Made Perfect Through Christ: My Struggle With An Eating Disorder and Perfectionism

I am largely a type A person (with the exception of my haphazard bedroom). I also struggle with the vice of pride. This is a poisonous combination. As a person with perfectionist tendencies, I struggle to accept my own weaknesses. Combine this with insidious pride, which always whispers that I can and should do everything … More Made Perfect Through Christ: My Struggle With An Eating Disorder and Perfectionism

Learning from the Greatest Woman to Ever Live

Over the break, I did a lot of pondering about a particular person. It wasn’t, surprisingly, myself; it wasn’t Donald Trump; it wasn’t Mariah Carey and her interesting New Year’s Eve Performance; and it wasn’t the insanely beautiful Spanish man from Rogue One. *Side note. Rogue One was amazing. Spanish man was amazing. She’s infinitely … More Learning from the Greatest Woman to Ever Live

Remembering 9/11

It’s funny how the memories that stick with you the greatest are so often events that seemed utterly insignificant when they occurred. When my mom cooked ‘copper pennies’ one night for dinner when I was six or seven and it was absolutely horrible; feeling so cool in seventh grade when Jessie Hertzog was impressed I … More Remembering 9/11

Breaking the Silence: My story of giving up and then rediscovering hope

From a young age, I have always made it a priority in my life to pursue that which is good, true, and beautiful. Discerning and then preceding to chase these things, which I have always found within the rich theology of the Catholic Church, characterized the way I lived my life. My choices, tastes, and … More Breaking the Silence: My story of giving up and then rediscovering hope