I’ve been doing my best to steer clear of politics recently – mainly because I was so burnt out when I moved away from working in them, and because I’ve been working to find my place in this political climate. I have always been a loud and proud conservative Republican fiscally, with a more left-leaningRead more

meet the paw-rents: apollo & tyson

I talk a lot about that boy I live with, and I’ve mentioned the other (furry) two boys I live with more than a few times as well. I realized though, in a moment of dog-mom panic, that I’ve been neglecting to brag incessantly about how much I love them formally introduce them to all ofRead more

confessions of a hometown tourist

I’ve been in a pit of dispair little bit of a funk over the last few days. Between already fighting a vitamin D deficiency and seasonal affective disorder, cold, dreary weather and being back in the office after the holidays, it’s been a challenge to bring up my mood in the first place. Pair that withRead more

grace upon grace: the bible in a year

I grew up in the church, so I have the (semi) unique perspective of having known God for most of my life. I played an angel in the Christmas program in the Baptist church I was born into, and later a Wise Man in the Methodist church I was confirmed in. I spent Sunday morningsRead more

top 5 must-haves for a ‘new year better me’

While some people subscribe to the mantra of “new year, new me!” – I honestly find it to be complete bullshit a little worn out. Instead, I like to focus on “new year, better me” instead. Just a little tweak, but much more realistic and positive-minded. And honestly? I don’t want to be a new person in 2018Read more

planning for a better 2018: erin condren v. plum planner (and my tools!)

I’ve always been what I like to refer to as a list-er. From grocery lists to to-do lists, you name it, I list it. As I’ve gotten older, especially since I started college, my love for lists has expanded to include things like spreadsheets and – you guessed it, planners. I never really had aRead more


2017. The year I started out (quite happily) half-asleep beside a sweet boy with a bottle of champagne in my hand. The year that I made (another) 500+ mile move. This time to the place my heart has been longing for for the better part of 4 years. The year I finally kept the promiseRead more

101 in 1001

“It’s not about the goal. It’s about becoming the kind of person who can accomplish the goal.” – Tony Robbins 2017 has been a year of major change for me – I’ve moved to a new city, started a new career, moved in with my boyfriend, and started paying a mortgage instead of rent. I’mRead more