my old kentucky home(coming)

Growing up in a town as small as mine was, “homecoming” was one of those traditions I never fully grasped. We didn’t have a football team (of our own), so our version of homecoming was the annual Sheakleyville Homecoming Firemen’s Fair – complete with a beauty pageant, parade, and tractor pulls. It was one of theRead more

climbing out of the swamp

What did you tell people that you wanted to be when you “grow up”? For me, it was a doctor. Briefly, a tap dancer on Broadway topped the list, and later a forensic scientist, but quite consistently through the years my answer to that question was a doctor. A pediatrician, to be exact. I heldRead more

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.

don’t quit your daydream

I’ve had a lot of dreams over the course of my 21 years on this Earth… Anything from being a professional tap dancer to being a doctor to playing Cinderella at Disney World. But, if you know me at all, you know just how long I’ve dream of turning writing into a career – and justRead more

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

one (extra) day

Can you keep a secret y’all? Because I’ve got a big one. As traditional and old fashioned as I tend to be, there is something I can’t help but love and be so intrigued by about the unknown. Anything from astronomy to folk lore, “magic” and the paranormal to superstitions. One of my friends got aRead more

the girl who has it all together

When I say I know your type, I mean it. I say it with full conviction because.. well.. I am one of you. If you’re reading this, please just take in what I am about to say with this in mind. I have a love-hate relationship with how connected I am to the world aroundRead more

MMXVI

It’s 5 PM on January 1st, which means it has been 17 hours since the enormous, glittering sphere dropped in Times Square, the champagne was showered, and the love birds kissed 2015 goodbye. 2016 came in quietly for this girl. And by quietly I mean curled up alone in my queen-sized bed, half-asleep, watching LeapRead more