Be The Girl Who Loves Too Much

Be The Girl Who Loves Too Much

Summer Chronicles: Vol. 14

Be the girl who loves too much. The one who doesn’t shy away from emotional investment. Allow yourself to get hurt and cry. Let tears roll down your cheeks and fall onto your pillow, even if that means you are crying over “small things.”

Forgive those who have wronged you, but do not forget, and please do not hold grudges. Unapologetically answer with your true feelings when others ask “How are you?” And give others space to be honest when you ask the same.

Be the one who takes people’s words with weight because you value their opinions, but don’t let the fear of those opinions keep you from living life. Offer your time and thoughts and ears to those who need them.

Laugh authentically without fear of judgment.

Shout out the name of the one you love from mountaintops. Welcome your friends with hugs and giggles, then celebrate with dancing, even if you make a complete fool of yourself. Disregard the voices saying you are clingy or dramatic.

Be the girl who checks up on her friends. Let yourself be worried for that person who hasn’t texted back and become elated when you find out they are okay. Take every chance to play pretend with children and to rock babies to sleep in your arms.

Encourage others with words, even when you doubt it will be accepted. Gracefully accept compliments given to you as well. Love so deeply it hurts. Sing at the top of your lungs when words just aren’t enough to express that love. Tell your friends and family that you will be there and then stick to your promises.

Be broken up when you have to say “goodbye,” but remember it is more like “so long.”

Miss your loved ones- those you have lost and even those you saw yesterday. Let them cry on your shoulder when tough times hit; be the person they can vent to. Be the sounding board for even the smallest life decisions. Share your hopes and dreams with the ones who mean something to you. Care and invest in others, because you were created as a relational being. Make memories and build up relationships, keep them going even if they are spread over distance. Learn to let go- of bad memories, mean words, and those you have drifted away from. Stand behind your long-time friends and their possibly ridiculous ideas or opinions. Tell your family and friends the truth in love- even when you are afraid to. Give without fear of getting hurt. Love with such zeal that the world says you are the girl who loves too much.


Please check out my previous article in these Summer Chronicles. Did you agree with this article? Are you a "girl who loves too much"? Please let me know in the comments below.

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If You've Ever Been Called Overly-Emotional Or Too Sensitive, This Is For You

Despite what they have told you, it's a gift.

Emotional: a word used often nowadays to insult someone for their sensitivity towards a multitude of things.

If you cry happy tears, you're emotional. If you express (even if it's in a healthy way) that something is bothering you, you're sensitive. If your hormones are in a funk and you just happen to be sad one day, you're emotional AND sensitive.

Let me tell you something that goes against everything people have probably ever told you. Being emotional and being sensitive are very, very good things. It's a gift. Your ability to empathize, sympathize, and sensitize yourself to your own situation and to others' situations is a true gift that many people don't possess, therefore many people do not understand.

Never let someone's negativity toward this gift of yours get you down. We are all guilty of bashing something that is unfamiliar to us: something that is different. But take pride in knowing God granted this special gift to you because He believes you will use it to make a difference someday, somehow.

This gift of yours was meant to be utilized. It would not be a part of you if you were not meant to use it. Because of this gift, you will change someone's life someday. You might be the only person that takes a little extra time to listen to someone's struggle when the rest of the world turns their backs.

In a world where a six-figure income is a significant determinant in the career someone pursues, you might be one of the few who decides to donate your time for no income at all. You might be the first friend someone thinks to call when they get good news, simply because they know you will be happy for them. You might be an incredible mother who takes too much time to nurture and raise beautiful children who will one day change the world.

To feel everything with every single part of your being is a truly wonderful thing. You love harder. You smile bigger. You feel more. What a beautiful thing! Could you imagine being the opposite of these things? Insensitive and emotionless?? Both are unhealthy, both aren't nearly as satisfying, and neither will get you anywhere worth going in life.

Imagine how much richer your life is because you love other's so hard. It might mean more heartache, but the reward is always worth the risk. Imagine how much richer your life is because you are overly appreciative of the beauty a simple sunset brings. Imagine how much richer your life is because you can be moved to tears by the lessons of someone else's story.

Embrace every part of who you are and be just that 100%. There will be people who criticize you for the size of your heart. Feel sorry for them. There are people who are dishonest. There are people who are manipulative. There are people who are downright malicious. And the one thing people say to put you down is "you feel too much." Hmm...

Sounds like more of a compliment to me. Just sayin'.

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The Rejuvenating Qualities Of Panama City Beach

There are definitely some healing properties in these ocean waves.


We have gone to the beach quite a few times this summer season. We live around 2 hours away and try to make it to Panama City Beach at least once a week. It's a venture for sure, but compared to the 7-day drive from The Rockies of Colorado to the Peanut Capital of the World, Dothan, Alabama (a time in which no one has heard of) we can't really make any excuses.

Now, I am sitting here typing away in the early morning while watching a summer storm blow in over the sea but, make no doubt about it, the ocean and its shores are one of the most healing, rejuvenating places on this planet. There is a calm in the break of the waves on the shoreline, and yet it pairs with an unspoken knowledge that the ocean is this uncontrollable force.

This isn't a speech on saving the planet and being eco-friendly, recycling and watching out for our beaches, which is a topic I am very passionate about and a post I would totally create. This is simply an open letter to those who might need to get away in order to revive their souls.

If you are anything like me, you have emotions pulsing through you at all times, ideas about everything under the sun, a longing to explore and adventure, and a deep need for rest, all at the same time. There are not many things in this world that truly satisfy me. There is a lot of disappointment. There is a lot of wrongdoing and suffering. It's overwhelming.

That is why I come to the beach. It removes the overwhelming things.

You see, there is nothing complicated about the waves (unless you make it complicated, but we stay away from people like you). They are simple. They are peaceful. And 99% of the time in my life that is what I need, simplicity and peace. I over-complicate things myself, I make excuses and I feel hurt in most moments of my life. I lived an exposed, vulnerable lifestyle that drains me.

That is why I love the ocean. It replenishes my drained soul. It energizes me. It is motivating and inspiring, relaxing and unwinding.

I don't pass out advice. I never have. I do, however, try living an honest life, always in the moment, so I can share my experiences in hopes that others might find them helpful. That is precisely why I am writing this. Because if you could just get to the beach, to a shoreline, it might change you. Seeing this vast landscape changes your perspective on the situations in your life you thought might overtake you.

The ocean speaks. It heals. It tells your worries to cease and your mind to rest. It tells your body to relax and your busy schedule that there IS time to take a moment. Don't forget to take a moment for yourself this summer season.

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