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 [...]

30 Days of Thankfulness: Friendship

 My heart is filled with joy as I go through this amazing month thinking about all that I am thankful for. November is one of my favorite months, and I am so blessed to live in a world that has autumn leaves, pumpkin pie, and fireplaces. There is so very much to be thankful for [...]

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 [...]

Challenge of the Week: Intention

It is so easy for us to let our pasts to write our futures. We are creatures of habit. We enjoy safety, comfort, familiarity, and normal. But what if normal isn't working? Have you been dreading this Monday all weekend? Waiting for the inevitable, everyday, "normal" week to begin? Let's change it up. I challenge [...]