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

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

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

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