My friend sent me this random text the other day: Jane the Virgin (a Netflix show) just reminded me of the part I keep forgetting. She says her parents are together, not because they’re meant to be, but because they chose each other. That’s so much more important than so many things- not the fairy … Continue reading Choices.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; … Continue reading Grad Girl Diaries #9: Weakness = Strength
Past Claire, One day when you’re 17, you’re going to wake up and decide to become a marriage and family therapist. It’s not really going to make sense, and when people ask you why, the only thing you’re going to say is “because I love marriage”. People will laugh at that. You will even laugh, … Continue reading Letter To My Past Self
Recently, I had the privilege of attending the first-ever HEART CAMP workshop led by Jamie Tworkowski (founder of To Write Love on Her Arms, an organization that spreads awareness about mental health). And though I could write a million words about the workshops, the people, the experience, there's one thing that has stood out in … Continue reading Half Of My Heart
Anyone who knows me well has probably heard me talk about one of my favorite authors, who I also admire and look up to greatly, Bob Goff. I'm convinced we are meant to be friends, and even though he never emailed me back a few years ago, he has liked several of my tweets since … Continue reading Love Does: A Farewell to 2017
"Don't make a permanent decision based on a temporary emotion." This quote came up on my news feed the other day, and it made me have one of those "Oh, this hurts because it's true" moments. I've rarely been one to speak before I think. Some may actually tell you I think too much, and … Continue reading Grad Girl Diaries #8: Temporary Emotion, Permanent Decision
A couple weeks ago, Libby (my roommate, who I love very much if you weren't yet aware) and I decided to reward ourselves after a long weekend of slaving over schoolwork and go shopping. We were so proud of what we'd accomplished and had the most wonderful Sunday planned. About 30 minutes out from our … Continue reading Grad Girl Diaries #7: Flat Tires & Failed Plans