listen up: fall 2017

  Fall is notorious for some of the best music of the year – at least in my opinion. Summer is for upbeat, beachy country, but fall is for the real good stuff. Here’s what’s been at the top of my radar recently – some new, some old. I admit, my taste is a little eclectic.Read more

you should be here

I’ve been packing up my room, getting ready to move for the ninth time in four years. I’ve been decorating my graduation cap and picking out a dress, hanging my cords and stole to ease out the persistent wrinkles. I’ve been interviewing and biting my nails, wondering where my life will go. “Cherish these moments,”Read more

41° 29′ N 80° 12′ W

I’ve shared before about my hometown, and how (metaphorically) scratching my number off the population sign changed my perspective of life in an itty-bitty farm town. It has been 1,190 days since I packed my entire life into the back of my dad’s pickup truck and took off for those big city lights. It took me overRead more

pop, fizz, clink!

21 days, less than 0.3% of my life, is all that stands between me and my 21st birthday. I’m still not sure that it has really hit me yet, I feel like it was yesterday that I was turning 16 and going to the DMV to take my driver’s test. I constantly find myself wonderingRead more