2017: word of the year

I’m a little late to the party when it comes to ringing in the new year, but hey – it’s still January, right? I didn’t make any real resolutions this year in the traditional sense of the word, and here’s why. While I’ve made a commitment to myself to do things like work on beingRead more

I’m not evil.

I don’t know about you, but I’m tired. Actually, I’m not sure if “tired” quite cuts it. As I sit here, with tears threatening me from behind my eyes…. I’m exhausted. I’d say it’s been a long week, but that would be a lie. It’s been a long election cycle… It’s been a long almostRead more

mama told me there’d be days like this

It’s been one of those days. You know the ones… The ones when everything just feels off. Maybe everything went wrong, maybe nothing in particular went wrong, but everything just feels wrong, yucky. That’s where today was. It was just yucky. I woke up feeling stressed about my recently commenced “quarter-life crisis” as I like to callRead more

be where your feet are

Be where your feet are. Enjoy the day. There’ll be a day where there won’t be another day.

esse quam videri

Here’s to chasing dreams, love, and a life full of laughter.
But most of all – here’s to being, rather than seeming to be.

my darling, look this way 

You spend your days looking. Looking down at your computer screen, answering the barrage of emails that snuck into your inbox overnight. Looking up at the sky, drinking in the sunset bursting across the horizon. Looking aroundat the world surrounding you, trying to ind your place amongst the crowd. I spend my days looking around,Read more

the town that built me

“How do you leave?” they ask. “How can you possibly just pack up and start over?” For so long I’ve struggled to find the words, to find an explanation that will not simply fall upon deaf, misunderstanding ears. I mean, how can you even begin to explain something that you’re not entirely sure of yourself?Read more

it’s a full sentence 

We live in a world of instant gratification, of people pleasing, of politically correct. We live in a world constantly expecting more from us. To see more, to do more, to be more. We live in a world that has forgotten the shortest sentence in our language… “No.” I will be the first to admit that IRead more

my wish for you 

It feels like a lifetime ago that we were spending a spring night, not much different than this, laughing until our stomaches ached and our eyes glistened with the type of tears only formed by that same laughter – those deep belly laughs, seeping with familiarity and tinted with the sad realization these days wereRead more