Let’s Be Angry

Grieve. So that you can be free to feel something else. – Nayyirah Waheed I am an emotional person. I feel a lot of feelings and am not afraid to express them. One feeling that has been resounding lately has been anger. Anger about what’s happening in this…

Leah, Take the Wheel

I always dream vividly. It’s sorta my thing. Greg, my partner, tells me all the time that my recollection of dream-details is insane. For instance, the other day I dreamt that I was on a river traveling to Amsterdam afloat a large flying dog (think The Neverending Story),…

What 33 Taught Me

Well, it happened. Yesterday was my birthday, and today I woke up 34 and sort of sore (I started the Jillian Michaels workouts and Y’ALL). Maybe that will be my slogan for this year: 34 and sort of sore. 33 was an amazing year. I took a new…

Women Vs. Women

“I am proud to be a Christian woman who is not a feminist.” Lately, I’ve been hearing that narrative a lot. Hot take: it makes no sense. It’s like saying, “I am a proud woman who does not use a heating pad for my cramps.” Like good for you homegirl,…

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…

Look at Her Butt

Yesterday, a friend of mine was on a walk with her two young sons. A car drove by, and a man yelled out the window, “Yeah baby, work that fat butt.” (He didn’t say exactly that, but my mom reads this blog so I’m trying to keep it…

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,…

The Problem with Pretty

So it’s Friday, and this week I did something to my body that made everyone completely freak out. I shaved my legs. Just kidding. I easily haven’t shaved since last Wednesday. So what did I do? I got a fake septum piercing. Nope, not kidding this time. That’s…