Through The Eyes of a Lion

For the first segment of “On The Bookshelf”, I bring to you ‘a manifesto for high-octane living’

what’s my age again?

23 trips around the sun… Has it really been that long? Didn’t I just turn 16 yesterday? I’ve always been a huge proponent of birthdays – what could be better than a day all about y-o-u? (I’m kidding here. Well, kind of.) I love the idea of a new beginning of sorts, the idea ofRead more

a life that’s good

I have a challenge for you, are you ready? I challenge you to make a mental note of one thing you’re grateful for every day for the next week – starting right now. It could be something relevant to that day, or maybe just something you’re feeling extra thankful for in that moment. Either way,Read more

not your dad’s talk radio

I spend a LOT of time in the car. Like, enough that I’ve semi jokingly questioned if I can make my car my permanent address. I have a long (read 9 hour) roadtrip back to my hometown when I decide not to fight the airport, a 3 hour drive between my apartment and my boyfriend’s,Read more

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

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.

i’m not sorry.

Life. It’s a funny thing, you know. We spend so much time trying to fit into the ‘perfect’ mold of who the rest of the world wants us to be. And yet, we’re damned if we do and we’re damned if we don’t. It’s like that old saying, “you could be the ripest, juiciest peachRead more