15 Things I Should Have Said When I Was 16

1. No. No, I don’t want to. No, I don’t have to. No, I don’t miss you, and no, I no longer love you. No, I...

This Time Last Year | Thought Catalog

This time last year, I was in the produce aisle of the grocery store. I reached for the raspberries on the bottom shelf, my hand shaking...

All The Things That Scare Me About Growing Up

Marrying my job. Marrying a job that belongs to someone else. Treading water through my twenties. Just exerting all this energy to stay afloat. Never moving forward...

When I Look At You, I’m Home

It’s so strange. Upon meeting you, I unintentionally gave you a nickname that happened to be after the same character as the very first stuffed animal...

I Don’t Have My Shit Together And I Hope I Never Will

We’re persuaded today that there are the three critical indigents to a destination of accomplishment, achievement, and fulfillment. They are, go to college, get a job,...

Some Thoughts About Turning 25

1. When people hear I’m turning 25, they like to joke about how a quarter of my life is already over. I’m not sure why it’s...

Things I Wish Someone Told Me In High School

I spent six years learning to be the perfect, proper young woman I was told I would always grow up to become. The desire to conform...

50 Ways Adulting Sucks (And Why You Should Enjoy Your Youth While It Lasts)

Once you read this list from Ask Reddit, you are going to wish you were a kid again. 1. Planning out a week’s worth of meals before...

Girls Who Come From Broken Homes Are The Hardest To Love

Girls who come from broken homes are always questioning how someone really feels about them, what their true intentions are, what their true colors are really...

The Beauty In The Chaos

It’s a weird feeling sitting alone in my empty house, teetering at the end of a memory. I watched the new tenants move in, looking around...

Here’s What They Don’t Tell You About Growing Up

They don’t tell you that at times, you will find yourself at a crossroads and you will have to count on your intuition and your gut...

What It’s Like Growing Up With An Agoraphobic Parent

I was born on February 11th, and I’ve got to say, I often regret it. My parents spent an entire year trying to have me—they read...

A Brief History Of All The Times You Didn’t Show Up

Ümit Bulut / Unsplash The earliest memory I have is of the day you left. I was four. It was nearly five years later before I saw you...

To The Boy Who Was Once Innocent

Seven years have passed since your shelter was taken apart, piece by piece. I’m writing to you what I wish would have been said to me...

A Short List Of Things That Only Hurt A Little

1. The moment I saw the dress, I fell in love. It was a soft blue and sparkled in the light, so different from my usual...

All The Things I’ve Left At The Bottom Of A Bottle

Trigger warning: abuse, drugs and alcohol When that first sip of beer caressed my lips and cascaded down my throat at the lovely age of eight, I...