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Get Empty.

by: Kayley Anne

Before I get into the real meaty part of this post, I just need to let you know that I was completely overwhelmed by your responses to my “Bad Days” post. Each time I compose a piece of writing focused primarily on my thoughts, it comes wrapped with intense feelings of insecurity, fear, and self-doubt. [...]

“Bad Days”

by: Kayley Anne

Awhile back I committed to never using the phrase “bad day”. I insisted upon never categorizing a single day as bad, but rather acknowledging that sometimes disappointing things occur in the short time frame of a day, but that doesn’t make the entire day “bad”. Well, I intentionally and thoughtfully retracted that commitment today. I [...]

Clarity.

by: Kayley Anne

Sometimes when I am fresh out of bed, whether it be from a nap or a full night’s sleep, I attempt to be productive too soon. I will aimlessly stumble around straightening or organizing with no real purpose. It’s happened more than once that people who have the misfortune of seeing me in this moment [...]

Waking Up.

by: Kayley Anne

(photo taken in March 2013.) Tuesday morning. I slowly stir awake and remember there is no alarm to anticipate, no appointment to arrive at, no obligations until Wednesday. So rather than forcing my mind and body into consciousness and hurtling myself out of bed, I drift back to sleep – but not the deep, uncontrolled [...]

twenty-five-ish

by: Kayley Anne

One of my favorite authors is Shauna Niequist. Her book are composed of short personal essays that are packed with life lessons and inspiration. Her first two books have greatly impacted me this year, so I decided that in honor of 2013 coming to an end I would share portions of one of my favorite [...]