Monday, May 5, 2014

Published on The Everygirl!

 I'm so excited and honored to have my writing published on The Everygirl today!

A few months ago after writing this post, Alaina contacted me about expanding the post into a feature-length piece. I was so touched that she reached out to me. My first summer in Chicago I had the chance to be among the first batch of Everygirl interns. It's always been a goal of mine to have a feature piece published on the site.

I wrote many drafts until I felt my essay accurately conveyed my feelings about being single. I couldn't have done it without the input and feedback of two dear friends, Sarah and Tasha. Thanks ladies for helping me figure out what I wanted to say and how to say it!

I hope this essay resonates with readers and helps someone in some small way.
"I don’t want to be alone but right now that’s my reality. Even though I’m uncertain about my future, I’ve learned to put my trust in hope rather than fear. My life is not the way I pictured it. I’ve had heartaches, successes, and adventures I would have never imagined. And even though I’m afraid of ending up alone, I know the fear won’t last forever. There’s a light at the end of the tunnel—I’m sure—it’s just further away and a different hue than I always expected." - Clarissa Fidler


  1. Hi! I just wanted to write a quick note to say thank you for your article on The Every Girl! I'm an LDS girl in my mid-twenties, and I feel the same as you do. I came across your blog through that article and I love everything you write. It really resonates with me. Have a great day!!

    1. Thanks, Alexa! I'm so glad you could relate to my article. I'm definitely going to check out your blog now. :-)

  2. I read your post on The EveryGirl and I loved it! We are basically the same person and I love that you were open and confident about singleness. It's an interesting circumstance as an introvert because I crave close relationships so I'm so thankful for my friends. And I like my personal space so I like not having a relationship...basically, I just loved your perspective. Awesome!