Goodbyes are really difficult, and it seems like the older we get, the more goodbyes we have to say. Goodbyes come in so many forms: we say goodbye to old habits, to people, to places, and to dreams. With goodbyes come change, loss, uneasiness, and fear. However, there are a few ways to help get through the painful process.
Okay, so there is like nothing on the internet that helps prepare a sister to be an aunt for the first time! As my sister is due early December and I live 9-ish hours away, I wanted to get a jump on gifts while home for the summer. So, I began to do my research [because we all know that the best aunts buy super meaningful gifts that we never even knew that we needed]. Yet, I found there is essentially nothing online that is helpful. So, here I am giving to all of you aunts [and other family members alike], “The Aunt Essentials”: a list of a items that you can purchase that are safe, gender neutral, aesthetic, and psychology based.
Can we please stop saying that millennials [or those who are approximately twenty-somethings] are the worst generation ever?
When I moved to college and hour and half away from home, I thought my world had been torn apart. I thought, “How could I possibly balance having my family at home and my friends on campus?” Then, after graduation, I picked up and moved to work about nine hours from home. I soon began to realize that I had two very different communities that I loved when I was with them and missed when I was gone. Each summer, I go home and am able to spend time with all of my family and my college friends. At work, I have my Church family, my staffs, and my friends in that area. Until now, I never truly understood how my heart could be split in two directions.