so you’ve graduated, what’s next?

I remember the day in 2014 when my parents and I attended the spring open house at my college. The coordinator briefly mentioned capstone, the major final project of the PR degree program. Walking out of that classroom and knowing in my gut that this program was for me also meant that capstone hung over […]

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believing that you can’t

Not too long ago, I red-inked a journal entry. Yup, the girl with OCD-tendencies regarding permanency wrote a very long and personal note on a circumstance that was happening in her life in red ink. That’s how confident I felt in it (note: every other page is written in pencil). I can sense God laughing […]

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my prayer for 2018

Most people ring in the New Year in a glamorous way, however, I spent mine in my car, driving, and alone. But here’s the thing: I chose that, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I had spent the past four days at a conference in Toronto and my roomie (aka best bud) and I […]

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finding peace in stress

I’m honestly amazed at the irony of this post. I sit at my laptop in midst of the most insane, stressful, busy, and completely overwhelming semester of my life, and yet… I find myself drawn to my blog. Although it does serve as a nice procrastination method, this is sincerely and genuinely my remedy. I […]

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hi my name is Oliveah, and I’m a perfectionist

All my life I never described myself as a perfectionist. I took pride in as close-to-perfect grades as I could get, I liked all my attempts to be successful the first time, I hated any form of regret or mistake that I made, and even the most miniscule details of my life that caused embarrassment […]

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do I really have to surrender everything?

The act of surrender is much more than willing yourself to think you’ve done it. I used to live like that was enough. It didn’t feel like I was holding on to anything in my life, it didn’t feel like I was trying to guard things or circumstances myself instead of giving them up to […]

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