| Hope Alcocer |

Grand Rapids' Based. Chicago Native. PR+Social Media+Writer. Wedding Designer. Fashionista. Entrepreneur. Coffee Addict. Health Nut. First Novel Out 12.13.14

Hope Alcocer is an award winning, twenty-something professional who began her career within the world of writing and media over five years ago after attending Grand Valley State University for Psychology. An entrepreneur, motivated individual with dynamic skills and creativity, she services clients in a wide range of industries and project scopes around the world.

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#PrayforLuke Update:

I realize for so many who are
on the outside looking in it appears like life has resumed for the Michaels’ family as if May 29th never happened, but assumptions rarely match the truth. Luke is a such a fighter but the battles he fights on a weekly, daily, and sometimes even hourly basis are heartbreaking to watch as a family
member and sister. The physical and emotional effects of this are beyond what many really comprehend and understand.
The daily routine the family keeps up is exhausting and tedious yet my mom leads us all through it like the strong, incredible mother (and Occupational Therapist) she is.

Please continue to keep Luke and our family in your prayers, thoughts, send good vibes— however you personally choose to word or view it.

I think that’s the unfortunate part of community joining together over something like this.
Once the immediate tragedy itself hits, people forget that the war wounds and battlefield from the tragedy itself can be just as painful and difficult to handle.
I’m so guilty of this too though: how many times I have looked at a person after their hardship and thought “they’re fine now” but they aren’t fine…they were just silent warriors. :(

The aftermath of this is life altering and painful and the long term routine and lifestyle Luke must keep up (for now) is such I know I can never do or handle…this is why he’s my ironman + hero :) I love you, brother. You can. You will.

Thanks to those who haven’t left our side. We are forever grateful.
<3

#prayforLuke

You don’t need anyone’s affection or approval in order to be good enough. When someone rejects or abandons or judges you, it isn’t actually about you. It’s about them and their own insecurities, limitations, and needs, and you don’t have to internalize that. Your worth isn’t contingent upon other people’s acceptance of you — it’s something inherent. You exist, and therefore, you matter. You’re allowed to voice your thoughts and feelings. You’re allowed to assert your needs and take up space. You’re allowed to hold onto the truth that who you are is exactly enough. And you’re allowed to remove anyone from your life who makes you feel otherwise.    -Daniell Koepke

"Only time will determine when and how you’re going to move on. Sure, it might not be right away like you want it to be, but eventually one day you’ll wake up and realize that somewhere along the way, that piercing feeling you’ve been feeling inside your chest faded and went away while you were too busy living life to notice."

Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some people move our souls to dance. They awaken us to a new understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom, and make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon. Some people stay in our lives awhile, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.

"I found a little glass jar on the shelf
It reminded me to take a good, hard look at myself.
Reminded me of some better days
When I knew you in the version that I wished
You would stay in but
Everything’s as if nothing ever happened
You gave up on us. “ - Glass Jar, @tristanprettyman

You’ll be on my mind today. I pray the road you chose to walk without me led you to find your life’s rhythm. I hope you found the happiness you kept searching for. If yes, then I guess the pain was somehow worth it. 💜

The Single Girl Vow | hopealcocer.me

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Once upon a time, there was a girl who fell in love with a boy. The bond that transpired between the pair of them was electric, and came out of nowhere. This boy healed her heart from another boy that she had had to walk away from once before. This boy and girl were a beautiful couple, and while it didn’t make any sense on paper for why the two should be together, they were happy — and that’s all that mattered. The boy stood by her side as she healed from a long journey of being sickly and broken hearted, and brought her healing, light, and love. He brought her smiles and laughter nearly everyday that they were together. It was something the girl hadn’t had in quite sometime.

On her 25th birthday, the boy got down on one knee and asked her for forever and always. She said “yes” without any doubt, and the two began preparing for their happily ever after. They chose to say “I Do” at the place where she had grown up— the place where she had played dress up with her little sister and fantasized about her wedding day. Everyone was happy for them, but most of all, everyone was happy that the girl finally was going to get her happy ending after a long, hard road from years before. 

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