To My Younger Self (Hear Me Out)

Ten years ago, I was eighteen years old. I was a freshman in university just starting my second semester of that very first whirlwind year of student life. I was living on campus in a tiny little dorm room shared with one of my best friends, and in many ways it felt like the world … Continue reading To My Younger Self (Hear Me Out)

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When Joy Feels Foreign …

In 2014, my mom died in a sudden and tragic accident. Following her death, something I'd never experienced before began to happen within my own head. For the first time in my life, I was not in control of what was happening in my own body, and it was terrifying. 'Flight or fight' kicked into … Continue reading When Joy Feels Foreign …

The Single Most Important Lesson I’ve Ever Learned In Love

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!! You guys ... Today is the day of love! In the spirit of all things Cupid, I sincerely hope that each and every one of you are celebrating with chocolate, candy & potato chips (if that's your kinda vibe ... 'cause it's definitely mine)!! While I take 'treat yourself' to a whole new … Continue reading The Single Most Important Lesson I’ve Ever Learned In Love

I Said YES! – Our Engagement Photo Session With One Of My Very Best Friends

Full Disclosure: Amongst my friends and family, it's no secret that by the time Mac proposed, I  was admittedly far past the point of "hinting" that I'd like a ring, and had become totally comfortable with bringing it up pretty much any chance I got. I know this is something  I should be a bit … Continue reading I Said YES! – Our Engagement Photo Session With One Of My Very Best Friends

The “Cool Girl” Trope & Why I’m Proud To Be “Like Other Girls”

You know what drives me absolutely up the wall? When I hear a girl humble-bragging about how she is 'not like other girls.' To me, this is absolutely astonishing. By saying that, she is suggesting that there is something wrong with other girls. It's a suggestion that there is something inherently bad in being female. And I … Continue reading The “Cool Girl” Trope & Why I’m Proud To Be “Like Other Girls”