The other day my mom and I had a good chat discussing the concept of appreciation, and how, unfortunately, it seems to have become a lost art. She was telling me about a situation in which she gave someone the benefit of the doubt to show kindness and empathy, only to end up being a … More Appreciation: a thing of the past
I would argue that social constructions and influences have manipulated us into believing that being single is a bad thing. Why this is, I’m not sure, but I do know that it truly bothers me. We’re constantly inundated with notions of being in a relationship. We see posts on social media, advertisements for dating websites, … More Being single isn’t a disadvantage
We live in a world that is very exterior-focused. By that, I’m referring to how socially constructed standards of appearances have pushed themselves so strongly into our consciousnesses that how we look and act has become integral components of how we live our daily lives. To be frank, I find this social pressure to be … More Just be yourself
Marriage is something the majority of us are familiar with. Perhaps you’re married yourself, like many folks are; maybe you’re engaged and you’re planning a wedding; maybe you’ve been involved in a wedding party. As we know, with marriage comes a wedding, which we recognize as a celebration of the happy couple. What we may … More Is your wedding really yours?
My sister has a decorative sign that reads “Be yourself. The world will adjust,” and because this statement resonates with me so deeply, I wanted to delve into it a bit further. We’ve all seen and heard cliche statements similar to the one on my sister’s sign, but I question whether or not we’re truly … More It really is okay to be yourself