Shuck It

If you weren’t heading off to college in the fall, then you were a big ol’ loser. At least that’s the way it was in my high school, and don’t even get me started on what community college attendance would do to your reputation. Of course looking back now, nearly five years after my college […]

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Instagallon

Instagram has been my sole source of social media for the past two years. For a while I prided myself in, and even bragged about, the fact that I only existed on one social media platform. While this is still a decision I plan to adhere to, (well until something better comes along) I also […]

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Social Caterpillar

My parents have said my whole life what a social butterfly I am. I thrive when I’m spending time with friends or family, and also love being surrounded by large crowds. Being around people feels safe and comfortable, whereas being alone feels intimidating and sometimes downright scary. Not to say that I don’t ever enjoy […]

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To Tell Or Not To Tell

It’s no secret that people have trouble dealing with grief in this country. Most people feel some level of discomfort when dealing with the pain and suffering of others, so turning a blind eye is their natural response. The perpetuation of this stigma that you shouldn’t be excited or open about your pregnancy until you’re […]

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This Is Also Me

In these words I offer you the truest expression of what’s embedded under my skin, between my bones, and deep within my heart space. Rarely are all parts of me in unison, and sometimes I feel an internal debate between each space, but they’re all me.  I notice that if every fiber of my being […]

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The Art of Fasting 

As I sit here embracing my last glorious morning of vacation in Colorado, I am simultaneously anxious to return home with the clarity and motivation I have gained from being away.  Reflecting on my current position in life is an insightful experience when I am able to take a step away in a quiet space […]

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About Karma

So I’ve been thinking a lot about karma lately, and what started as a simple thought has quickly evolved into an entire new pattern of thinking for me. We all hear about people having ‘good karma’ or ‘bad karma’, but who decides what qualifies as good or bad? When something bad happens to a person, who by […]

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