Be Quiet!

“The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.” – Napoleon Bonaparte Quiet is hard to come by at my house. It’s late August and the cicadas in my yard have taken their “song” to new levels. [...]

Changing Gears.

My dad felt strongly that I should learn to drive in a stick-shift car. He said it was because I needed to be able to drive anything “in case of emergency.” I think it was because he preferred me [...]


If pressed, I’d probably admit that I’m not a huge fan of surprises. In part, this could be a little PTSD from a significant surprise party that I was a victim of was thrown for me. Most likely [...]

Love And Be Loved Exactly As You Are.

“Go and love someone exactly as they are. And then watch how quickly they transform into the greatest, truest versions of themselves. When one feels seen and appreciated in their own [...]

It’s The Pretty Inside That Counts.

When I was in seventh grade I was in awe of a pretty eighth grader named Chris. She had blonde, Farrah Fawcett hair. Her mother allowed her not only to use mascara, but to use a lot of it. And [...]