One of my favorite writers (and favorite people) Glennon Doyle Melton has this to say about writing-

“If, anywhere in your soul, you feel the desire to write, please write. Write as a gift to yourself and others. Everyone has a story to tell. Writing is not about creating tidy paragraphs that sound lovely or choosing the “right” words. It’s just about noticing who you are and noticing life and sharing what you notice. When you write your truth, it is a love offering to the world because it helps us feel braver and less alone. And if you’re a really, really bad writer, then it might be most important for you to write because your writing might free other really, really bad writers to have a go at it anyway.”

– From her book, Carry On, Warrior that I recommend to every single person forever.


Creating something with my own words is soothing, invigorating, and freeing. The desire to write most definitely exists in my soul and doing so helps me make sense of things and manage my emotions that live both on my sleeve and deep within my person. I intend to use this space to write my truth and to tell my story as it unfolds and I truly hope it is only ever a love offering to the world (and to you) and that my words help others to feel more brave and less alone in this crazy beautiful and messy world.


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If you’ve found me here, welcome. I’m Mel, a HS teacher – Noonday Ambassador – Constantly Recovering Perfectionist – Sometimes Writer – Definite Introvert – Social Justice Lover – Almost Wife – Sister, Daughter, Friend – and Aspiring Truth Teller out of Charleston, SC.

I run about 5min late everywhere I go, love gooey chocolate chip cookies and taking naps, I watch too much TV, and don’t take enough time to read even though it is one of my most favorite ways to feed my soul. I struggle to find balance and to clean my bathroom, and I am striving to live a life where I fight for the right people, love relentlessly and irrationally, and am brave everyday.

I hope this place is as good for you as it is for me.









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  3. Alright, taking a shot…Whose Line Is It Anyway? Or maybe White Collar? Haha. Look forward to reading more of your blog, Mel.

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