I love this post! Rachel is such a great writer, and more importantly, she speaks what we are all thinking but are sometimes too “put together” to actually admit. Hope you enjoy her post as much as I did ❤
Ever since I was young, I have been on a quest for the elusive boldness. I call it boldness because that’s the closest word I can think of to describe what I’ve been looking for. It’s really a mix of freedom, grace, confidence, and courage all wrapped up to form something I can slip on over my messy.
In my younger days, this quest stemmed from insecurity. All the popular girls seemed to have it. In middle school, I felt awkward- a little too tall with frizzy hair that failed to conform- and overwhelmed by the small talk culture of middle schoolers, when I just wanted to talk about books. And while I rarely spoke it out loud, I envied the girls that had silky hair and effortlessly made friends/got boyfriends.
In hindsight, middle school is awkward for everyone. There are very few people that think fondly back to the…
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