Things I Know

My heart has been heavy recently. Living situations for next year, whether or not to run for my sorority’s Executive Council, how to balance my friendships, where to volunteer my time– it’s enough to make anyone crazy.

And that’s exactly what it’s been doing. I spend more time on the phone with my mom saying “I just don’t know– I’m so torn” than I do studying, sleeping, or enjoying time with friends.

I thought instead of focusing on all of the things I don’t know about my future/life in general (which is a lot, in case you couldn’t tell), I would focus on some of the things I do know. Some of the things I know for certain.

I know God loves me. I know He’s got me. I know he knows me by name and walks with me through every step and misstep. I know He will never let me down, and no matter how much He shakes His head and thinks “what am I gonna do with that girl,” He’s got my back. 

I know my family is behind me. I know that every time I frantically call my mom and dad saying “I have his weird feeling in my head– is that brain cancer?!” or “I’m in Kroger and didn’t want to shop alone,” they will chat with me and calm me down, judgment-free. (Ok sometimes they judge, but that’s okay).

I know that tomorrow I will have people who love me. Amidst all the chaos & nonsense that goes on in the day, I can count on the people who love me to pick me up. I can count on them to make the craziness seem bearable– to make the impossible days go by a little faster.

I know that I am in control of me and– most importantly– no one else. People are going to let me down, and that’s okay. I am not in control of them or how they react to my decisions. I can only make choices that make me happy and hope that people will stick with me. I know that people will come and go, and I know that I can trust God’s timing with it all.

There’s a lot that I don’t know. There are so many things that are up-in-the-air, and sometimes it feels like it never stops.

But it will.

One day it will all come together, and I will look up at my Lord and say, “Ohhh, I get it now. Thanks, Big Guy.”

Until that day, I’m trusting that I’m in the right spot, with the right people, doing the right things. Because God just wouldn’t do me wrong.


Apologies & Promises

Hi everyone!

I’m so sorry it has taken me so long to get the blog up and running for good. Sorority recruitment is not any less chaotic on the other side, trust me!

You all have given me so much love since I switched to this self-titled site (ahh so scary seriously), and I am so grateful for each one of you! I promise to be so much better about getting content posted regularly!

You’re all incredible & I’m so thankful for all of your love and support.


To Be A Good Soul

Someone said something to me recently that really got me thinking.

They said “I’m just tired of being good. It seems like all I do is get hurt, because no one else chooses to be a good soul.”



I definitely see where she’s coming from. I get hurt all the time by people who just don’t have good intentions. Sometimes they don’t even mean it– they just take advantage of you. They use you for whatever they need at the moment, and they don’t see how it can hurt when they’re done.

If any of you can relate to this, I’m truly sorry. Believe me, I know it’s hard. But that’s no reason to stop being who you are.

If you are kind, be kind. Don’t let negativity in the world discourage you. If you are selfless, be selfless! Don’t let the selfishness of others make you change who you are.

To be a good soul can be challenging. It’s supposed to be challenging. It’s easy to be selfish and unkind– that’s why you run into so many people like that. But if you’re one of the good guys, stay one of the good guys. Continue to give. Continue to believe in people.

I always say that if you’re a person who “pours into” others constantly– if you give all the time while getting nothing in return– you’ll be left empty at the end of the day. But there are people who will pour back into you. There are more good souls out there. There are people who will not take advantage of you, use you, or manipulate you.

Wait for them.

You deserve people who are ready to be good souls with you. You deserve friendships and relationships that pour into you. Wait for them.

To be a good soul is to be challenged– daily– by people who are unlike you. To remain a good soul even when challenged is to be spectacular.

So be spectacular.

Welcome Home

I am so excited to launch my new personal blog with WordPress! Working for them for the last 3 years has been such an incredible experience, and I am so blessed to have the opportunity to continue! This time around, WordPress has given me lots of freedom to run with, and I cannot wait to get going.

It’s hard to think of the old blog being a thing of the past, but I am humbled by the love and support all of you have given me as I transition into this new-and-improved site. Same Michaela, different URL!

I’m looking forward to starting this journey with all of you. Thank you for being willing to journey with me.