It is what it is, says love.* Is it perfect? It’s a long-distance relationship (ldr). It’s not fab because you’d rather it be different. It’s wonderful because the relationship is so good that you’re willing to go the distance. That’s what it looked like on my last evening in England as my boyfriend and I strolled along the cobbled riverwalk after our last date together. … Continue reading Being in a Long-Distance Relationship
Photo taken by my brother Garrett (it’s his birthday in a few days so Happy Birthday Garrett!) It has been one of those days. One of those small, feeling-insignificant days spent in hiding. I’m quite good at hiding. The last few days, my old anxiety has been coming back. You have never seen me Rachel, with my old anxiety. I’ve tried to shed it off, … Continue reading Anxiety VS. Confidence
“I’m Christian, but I am a feminist.” This is a statement made in Buzzfeed’s cringeworthy video, “I’m Christian, but I’m not…” (Journalist Mollie Hemingway can explain why it’s cringeworthy here). Anyways, you don’t have to be a literature student to read that statement and realize it’s implications. Being Christian – a follower of Christ – and a feminist – one who believes in equality of the … Continue reading Christian AND Feminist?
Photo by the lovely Jess who pretty much takes all of my photos. Check her out. It began intellectually, me pondering about identity, how we can define it for ourselves and if we can accurately define it for ourselves, but now I’m ending my thought-process in a more vague tone. I’m not too sure how I want to write this blog post and how I want to … Continue reading Identity Crisis
“What is the secret to a good marriage?” I asked. “Communication,” one woman said. “Yes…” a few other women murmured in agreement. This was around the bonfire at church camp. I mentally added this answer to the wealth of advice I had collected over the past month, when my relationship with a very committed guy was still a new thing. That was six months ago … Continue reading Christian Dating