Dear Generation ___, Please Don't Tell Me I Don't Know What It Means To Be Stressed

Dear Generation ___, Please Don't Tell Me I Don't Know What It Means To Be Stressed

Just because it is a different type of stress, does not mean that it is not there.

Please don't say that I don't know what it means to be stressed because I absolutely, 100 percent do.

Just because it is a different type of stress that you may not understand or physically see, it does not mean that it is not there.

When you tell me that I do not understand what you had to go through in your life, you are right; I don’t. However, you don’t have to experience the pressure that we have on us today, and it only increases with you telling us that we are no good, always head deep in technology, privileged and have no idea what it means to be stressed or have to work hard, or that we can’t do anything on our own and that we think that everything will just be handed to us.

The lack of confidence that kids, teens and young adults have today is only increasing based on society’s image that is pressed upon us to look and act a certain way. The increase in bullying — not just physically but cyberbullying that can come from anyone at any time. The increased pressure to do well in school and be as involved as you can because college and future employers only want the best of the best, so if you’re not the best, then you're screwed.

Then, you have to balance three hours of homework with those extra-curricular activities and find time to eat and sleep enough all so that you can do it again the next day.

So yes, I’m lucky that I can use Google to look up a question that I need to answer for my paper, but that does not mean that I don’t get any less stressed than you might have when you had to look in a book. Or that at the click of a button I can send a text to someone, but that does not mean that I don’t know how to have a conversation.I may have to ask for help for certain things, but that does not mean that I am incompetent and unable to do things on my own. I may make a mistake with math in my head, but that does not mean that I am lazy and don’t know how to do math without a calculator like you had to; maybe it’s not my strong suit.I absolutely respect the fact that you grew up in a different time with different stressors that we don't have to deal with today. However, it does not mean that what stresses us out is any less stressful than what you had to go through.Please don't judge our generation by the few that are only focused on their phone and rely on their parents to do everything for them because that is not what should define our generation.
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When You Make A Girl An Aunt, You Change Her World In All The Best Ways

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her the happiest girl in the world.


My brother and his wife recently blessed our family with the sweetest bundle of joy on planet earth. OK, I may be a little bias but I believe it to be completely true. I have never been baby crazy, but this sweet-cheeked angel is the only exception. I am at an age where I do not want children yet, but being able to love on my nephew like he is my own is so satisfying.

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her a very protective person.

From making sure the car seat is strapped in properly before every trip, to watching baby boy breathe while he sleeps, you'll never meet someone, besides mommy and daddy of course, who is more concerned with the safety of that little person than me.

When you make a girl an aunt, you give her a miniature best friend.

There is something about an aunt that is so fun. An aunt is a person you go to when you think you're in trouble or when you want something mom and dad said you couldn't have. An aunt is someone who takes you to get ice cream and play in the park to cool down after having a temper tantrum. I can't wait to be the one he runs to.

When you make a girl an aunt, she gets to skip on the difficulty of disciplining.

Being an aunt means you get to be fun. Not to say I wouldn't correct my nephew if he were behaving poorly, but for the most part, I get to giggle and play and leave the hard stuff for my brother.

When you make a girl an aunt, you give her the best listening ears.

As of right now I only listen to the sweet coos and hungry cries but I am fully prepared to listen to all the problems in his life in the future.

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her the best advice giver.

By the time my nephew needs advice, hopefully, I will have all of my life lessons perfected into relatable stories.

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her a number-one fan

Anything you do in life sweet boy, I will be cheering you on. I already know you are going to do great things.

When you make a girl an aunt, she learns what true love is.

The love I have for my nephew is so pure. Its the love that is just there. I don't have to choose to show love every day, I don't have to forgive, I don't have to worry if it is reciprocated, it is just there.

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her the happiest person in the world.

I cannot wait to watch my precious nephew grow into the amazing person that I know he is going to be.

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4 Things I Wish High School Me Knew

Every day has a purpose.


People don't give high school enough credit for having the ability to shape your life. It can build you or it can break you and often times there is no in between. As I enter into my senior year of college I have reflected a lot on my college career and how it really has been the best years of my life up to this point, but I know that without a doubt my life would have been so different in I would have known these things as a high schooler.

1. Your life is valuable

But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. - Ephesians 2:4-7

2. You aren't defined by your singleness. 

Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you by the gazelles and by the does of the field: Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires. - Song of Solomon 2:7

4. You aren't going to fit in

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. - Romans 12:2

4. Your clothes aren't going to fit forever, don't spend all of your money on them 

Then he said to them, "Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions." - Luke 12:15

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