July 6, 2017 Alina 5Comment

A few days ago, I came across something that I really didn’t want to see. My stomach dropped, my heart started beating fast, and anger overwhelmed my soul. I needed to forgive the same person all over again. I thought I had crossed that bridge already so why was I crossing it again? You think you’ve forgiven someone, you get past it, and then you find yourself back at the starting line searching your heart for that same forgiveness. Forgiving is hard. Something inside of us doesn’t want to let go of the pain & anger. It doesn’t want to…

June 16, 2017 Alina 2Comment

A lot of times, when someone shares their pain or problem publicly, it is easy to simply leave a comment saying “I’ll pray for you” and then go on about our day forgetting about the promise we just made. That was me my whole life. I’d make an empty promise as a condolence and never come back to that prayer. I’m sure I’m not alone in this either. It’s easy to forget things like that but it’s even easier when you never meant it in the first place. I’m not going to lie, I’ve never been a big prayer girl…

April 27, 2017 Alina 3Comment

When my merely 4 month relationship ended, a few people asked me “But did you even love him?” My entire life I struggled to know what love was. I was such a snot-nosed kid with a huge attitude that kindness and love were the last things on my mind. I couldn’t even call myself a nice girl. In high school I remember trying to pin point what love was. I had questions like “does everyone have a soulmate”, “how do you know when you love someone”. Questions that everyone asks at some point in their lives. It wasn’t until the…

February 2, 2017 Alina 2Comment

These past 5 years in college, I have had a major faith transition and it’s been pretty heavy on my heart. As I entered college, I began to discover my own perception of God- separate from what my mom taught me growing up and separate from what I had always thought as a kid. I’ve had a strong religious background my whole entire life, with my strongest relationship with God being in high school. Being a believer was all I knew. Tattoos and piercings were out of the question. Drugs and alcohol were taboo. Sex was never even talked about…