Category: Thoughts and Advice

My Summer Blogging Goals

I wanted to start this post by thanking you for your patience with my transition to a new hosting service, your support has been amazing! Now that everything is in place, I’m ready to continue my blogging journey. This week has allowed me to reflect […]

The Little Things

As I continue to grow older, I have realized that it is the small things in life that bring me much joy and happiness. What was once a dull aspect of my day is now a small gift, for life only gets busier. I am […]

Living Simply and Simply Living

Now that I am living on my own, I have been reflecting on my desires for my future. There are countless people who have inspired me with their journeys in life, and I am especially inspired by those who lead simple lives. Their lives are […]

Staying Positive

My first year of college is coming to a close (I can hardly believe it!), and I have been reflecting on all that I have learned this past year. To me, it is amazing how much you can change just in one year’s time. I […]

What Happened When I Left My Comfort Zone

What Happened When I Left My Comfort Zone

As I walked across the stage to receive my diploma, I was walking into the unknown. The sea of many thousand faces, with mine featured on the event center big screen, greeted me as I left familiarity. For the past four years I had known what […]

The Letter Writer: Manifesting Joy and Finding Purpose

Last Friday night, I found myself scrolling through Amazon Prime’s movie section with the goal of finding a movie I had not yet heard of. I have done this in the past, and all of the movies I have discovered have had a profound impact on […]

Rising Above Struggle

The cycle of struggle is all-too familiar to many people, myself included. Some days, it seems as though I am living in a bubble of negativity where nothing positive can break through. It starts with simple things, like spilling coffee or sleeping through a morning […]

Starting A Blog: How-To and FAQ

I launched The Wise Willow on August 8th, 2015, and already it has changed my life. I have not yet told the complete story of how I was inspired to start my blog, but I thought it might serve as inspiration for those who are […]

Managing Stress

In everyday life, stress ebbs and flows. Some days it feels as though you are finally reaching a healthy balance; other days make you wonder if it is actually possible to get everything done. As I have gone through my first year of college, this […]

Learning To Let Go Of Expectations

As I finished packing the last of my college items into the car, my mind was reeling with thoughts about my upcoming adventures. I would finally leave the boring and superficial world of high school, and enter the exciting new world of college. There would […]