in the uncertainty

I am approaching a season of uncertainty. Where was once walking in a worldly assurance, I am now at a loss for balance. With a few shocking words, the world’s rug was ripped from beneath me and I found myself falling in slow motion from my platform of confidence. Within minutes, I was facing the […]

dearest 16-year-old me

Dear Tory, I know that right now, life is easy. There is no life beyond the walls of your high school and your friends’ houses on the weekends. Sure, it may seem complicated, but your life is truly terrific. I can promise you that life will come, and when it does, you will handle it […]

learning to drive

Like most 15 year olds, I could not WAIT for the freedom driving would bring. I was always young for my grade in school and was one of the last one of my friends to get my learners permit. My birthday is in late May, but because of travelling and summer camps, I wouldn’t get […]