Let Your Light Shine

One of the perks of being a media professional is that I get to travel around with different teams every day, and most of these people I have never met. I often describe people like this: Each person is their own galaxy of information, personality, quirks, desires, dreams, talents, skills, and history. There is so […]

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Fail Forward

Failure is inevitable. Let me say that again. Failure is inevitable. I was raised with a “failure is not an option” mentality, and when you’re surrounded by that narrative, this truth can be doubly hard to accept. But if my first year out of college has taught me anything, it’s that failure should actually be embraced […]

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A Lesson on Love in the Land of Loss

I don’t want to get to the end of my life and think, “I wish I would have done _____ sooner.” This life is too short to be stingy with the love and light God has placed inside each and every one of our sweet souls. This world is too big and too wonderful to have fear hold us back from what we can discover and whose life we can change. There is a deep darkness over this earth, and the only way to dispel any of it is to let our light shine as brightly as it was created, without any filter or shade to dim it.

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When this world makes us sick

  Tonight, one of the YouTube artists I have watched grow for 6 years and become a star, Christina Grimmie, has died after being shot 3 times by an unidentified man while signing autographs after a concert. As a musician and someone considering a career in the performing/recording industry, this strikes more than one anxious […]

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My Battle Scars.

Something I realized not long ago is that everyone always says the same thing about people who have committed suicide: “What a shame. They were such a great person.” Maybe if we told them these things while they were alive, they wouldn’t feel the need to throw away the beauty you claim to see.

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Refreshed.

Last night was rough. This journey is not meant to be easy, and I confess I am a very much a work in progress in deep need of repair. I spent hours and hours in a daze of fear, doubt, worry, and feelings of helplessness. I was a prisoner to my own mind, my own […]

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