5 Tips For Having the Tough Conversations with Friends.

"If you love learning, you love the discipline that goes with it— how shortsighted to refuse correction!" -Proverbs 12: In our generation, we often go with a "whatever works for you"..."do what you feel like doing"..."whatever you feel is best" kind of mentality. In the midst of becoming very reliant on our ever changing feelings, [...]

Tips For Being a Supportive Friend {Even when it’s hard!}

It has taken me 22 years and many difficult circumstances to learn how to be a good friend. Our intentions are always good (well, hopefully), but it is easy to hurt the people we love when we are simply caring or trying to help them with their various situations. This week, I have been reading [...]

Welcome, Southern Belle in Training!

Hello readers of Rachael's blog! I'm Miss ALK and I blog over at Southern Belle in Training! I am so honored to be guest posting on Rachael's amazing blog, and you'll be hearing from me about once a month! On my personal blog I write about a variety of different topics including college life, faith, [...]

Famine of Friendship

Yesterday, my blog post talked a bit about how frustrating it was to spend the majority of my life without close girlfriends or kindred spirits. I spent a lot of time feeling very alone, and wondering if this isolation would ever change. Luckily, my fiance loves me and would watch romantic comedies with me, but [...]

DIY Gifts & Cards

Gifts always mean the most when they come from the heart. When one of my close girlfriends has a birthday, I try to think of these elements before I shop for them: -What do they love? -What inside jokes/memories do we share together? -What is my budget? -How can I get creative? -Would I like [...]

Even superheroes have sidekicks.

Strength. Ability. Power. As young women in this world and generation, it feels nice when we're able to "prove" ourselves. Years ago, women fought for rights. The power to vote and have equal opportunity in the workplace. Our generation still craves the chance to feel like wonder women. That isn't a bad thing. However, we [...]