Introducing: The Holiday Pain Series

I’m a pretty happy person. I don’t really have much to complain about other than the occasional traffic issue or drama-of-a-friend which, truthfully, isn’t actually mine but more a sort of drama that I have adopted as my own. I do that a lot. I’m not sure why.…

What MLK Would Say Today

Racism. Bigotry. Hate. The Civil Rights Movement put an end to all of this, right? Wrong. The Civil Rights Movement was, in many ways, incredibly successful. But let’s be honest: you can’t scroll through an app and not see the word racism. You can’t log into facebook and…

The Year of the Loser

Well, friends, 2017 has come and gone, and it was good.  I successfully didn’t cut bangs even though I almost did like 5 times, I thrived in a career as a creative director, and I started a new relationship with a wonderful man who has thoughtfully labeled me…

Okayness

There’s this moment of adulthood where you really take a step back and just observe the workings of the relationships in your life. I’ve done that. A lot, lately. I’m in a new relationship, and it’s amazing. And every time something happens to add to the amazingness, there is…

Permission

He came unexpectedly. He was smart, funny, motivated, and kind. He got me. It was as simple as that. He just got me. I could be anyone when I was with him. I could be my worst self or my best self, and it didn’t matter. He knew…

The Pretentious Millennial

I am a millennial. I am 32 years old and have been in church some sort of capacity for my entire life, not counting the 4 years in college where I made-out with literally everybody. And I, a millennial, do not go to a trendy church. There’s no backward…

I Choose Me

The other day I was sitting in a meeting, thinking about this Netflix show that I’ve been addicted to when I found myself interrupted with the instructions to pair off with a partner and do a wellness exercise. I don’t really mind those on-the-spot, ice-breaker moments with random partners,…

Dad + Mom

Today, I celebrate the day that my parents got married. Marriage isn’t always easy. They’ve both shared that with me on separate occasions as we’ve talked about my future, and I’ve witnessed it in their frustrations, arguments, and moments of annoyed silence.  So today, I want to give…

Breakups 101: How not to be a 12-year-old

Breakups suck. Regardless of your involvement- whether you are the dumper or the dumpee, it’s all around pretty awful. I have gone through my fair share of breakups- on both sides- and have suffered through some pretty awkward moments. First of all, I know what most of you…

Lost Love

‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.  You know what, Tennyson? I appreciate your contribution to mankind and all, but seriously, shut up. If this quote was a shoe, it would be a pair of crocs. I have wanted to throw…