Q&A: Chris Nicholas

You read someone’s blog or listen to their music and you think you know their story. A million things make up who we are, a million little things. How can we possibly know everything? There is one writer, of many, that I really admire. His writing has made a unique impact on me and he […]

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Keep Going

There is a dream inside all of us, a vision that only we can see. You are born with a passion and when you finally feed it, there is no stopping it from growing. There are also people in the world that will never be excited for your vision. They will never accept what you […]

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When Life Tests You…

[Written April 2016] Yesterday was a really bad day. I had no energy and not even an ounce of strength left in me. When I want to explain to people what this disease feels like I tell them… Let’s say you are going for a 7km run. The beginning is all great and you feel […]

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Memories & Dreams

Everything I used to know, is now everything I no longer understand. You live and survive. And you dream of everything you have never had. You build memories your entire life. Every single moment, is a memory. Some memories come and go, without another thought. Some memories live with you forever. And some, can never […]

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Be real, not perfect

I can’t remember how many times you looked me in the eyes and asked me if I was okay. How many times I smiled back at you and responded, ‘Yes’. On the outside, I looked fine. But on the inside, the pain was burning me alive. And I wondered, if you could tell. I was […]

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To Persevere

How I have adopted is something that continues to be a work in progress. There is no formula or answer. How do you go from being afraid to persevering? My friend, I’ll tell you… When I was first diagnosed I was afraid to talk about it, afraid to communicate it to anyone. I didn’t want […]

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I wish that it could be different…

I spent a lifetime building a wall around myself. I didn’t want to be found, I didn’t want to be heard. I wanted to go through this life unnoticed. I didn’t want you to hear everything I was feeling, I didn’t want you to see everything I was trying to shelter you from. But you […]

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Feeling Lost

I went for a walk this morning, much too early for my liking. Thinking too much of too many things. Wishing someone could show me the way. Wishing someone could show me who I am. Who I need to be, what I need to do… It’s such a great purpose to pursue. A purpose much […]

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If you can’t be a sun, be a star

A large majority of you that read my blogs are between the ages of 15-21 and with school right around the corner, I thought this blog was fitting. Six months before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, he spoke to a group of kids at a high school in Philadelphia on October 26, 1967. […]

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What We Leave Behind

There are so many feelings but no words. I don’t want to explain it. I want to run away from it and never have to feel this again. My life is always screaming at me. It’s so loud that sometimes I can’t hear anything else. There is always something I need to understand. Something I […]

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Another Year Older…

My birthday is in August and every year around that time I try and find a few moments to reflect on the year and what I have taken from it. The days that have passed me by seem to have all merged together and become all the same. However, when I look back – everything […]

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