Lifestyle

  • On Transitions Big & Small

    Hey there friend. It’s been a while, and for that I am sorry. The past few months have flown by without me even realizing it, and I can’t really even begin to fathom where the time has gone. My life has been one giant series of transitions. I am about to no longer be a -more-

  • A Seemingly Insurmountable Five Minutes

    Hey There Friend! How are you doing? Gosh it’s been a long time since I’ve stopped by this neck of the woods. I really miss being here, and always have these great plans to get back on my schedule. And then you know what happens? I have a paper to write. Or I run out -more-

  • Hello, Dreary Winter. Nice To See You Again.

    It’s officially winter, my least favorite time of year. Hours of sunlight dwindle and temperatures drop to levels that people like me with circulation issues do not tolerate very well. The air smells cold, and my eyes tear up when I step out my front door. The fun parts of winter are over. Gone are -more-

  • 2019: The Year of the Simple Resolution

    Today is the day! The day that the new calendars are busted open, empty pages just waiting to be filled with all of the new dreams, plans and adventures ahead. Today is the day we scribble down lists of our hopes and dreams, things we want to eliminate and things we want to be better -more-

  • Don’t Wait to Love Yourself

    This one goes out to all my girlfriends out there. In the spirit of keeping it real I want to dive right into a sensitive subject. Let’s talk about body image. Gosh even just typing those words sent a shiver down my spine. You know, most women that I know could instantly point out the things -more-

  • Happy Halloween! We are Having a Baby!

    Wow! I cannot believe today is finally here. I feel like I have been waiting for this day for ages. In August, I threw Sean a surprise 30th birthday party. If you know me in real life, you know that secrets are NOT my forte. I can’t even keep a Christmas present a surprise for very -more-

  • A Broken Yet Beautiful World

    Man. What a time to be alive. I have recently taken to watching Good Morning America every morning as I drink my coffee and do my morning meditation. Depending on what my day looks like, I may fold a basket of laundry while watching live with Kelly and Ryan afterwards. This new routine helps me -more-

  • You’re The Only One Who Can Be You

    In the past three weeks, there has been a dramatic shift in my perspective. My incredibly stressful class is over, I went on vacation for two weeks, I was invited to read and study with a Lay Marianist community, and I developed a deep love for Mr. Rogers. These four things have changed me in -more-

  • When the Instagram Feed Suffers

    An encounter with beauty stirs something deep in my soul. A longing for a continued encounter with the infinite goodness that I have just experienced. And isn’t this how it is all supposed to work out? WiFi has been limited on this trip, and I have honestly loved every second of it. Sure, my instagram -more-

  • Hello From The Other Side of the Pond

    Greetings from Venice! I can’t believe its finally here… this trip we have been dreaming about and longing for for 463 days… is HERE! Quickly stopping by to let you know that I’ve missed you, and now that death class is over (Hey! I got an A!) I am really excited to get back to -more-