Since I was 16 years old, I’ve had the honor of working under some incredible, experienced, smart women. But what is it about their leadership makes them so great to work for?Read More
I find myself reading books and blogs written by people living with terminal illnesses. It started with When Breath Becomes Air, then it was the cancer blogs, then it was watching “The Bucket List”—it’s turned into an addiction for me.Read More
Reading has been my favorite thing in the world to do since I was three years old memorizing all of the words to my favorite Dr. Seuss. There’s no better way to spend an evening (or a morning, or an afternoon) than curled up with a book and some tea (or coffee, or wine, or an entire bottle of wine, whatever).
Seeing as I don’t hide my reading affair, I get a lot of friends asking for book recommendations. And I figured I might as well start sharing my favorites here too!
When my boyfriend asks me what I love about him, my first thought comes to this—he is a follower of his own compass. In a world crippled by the influence of social media, people trying to prove they matter with the help of VSCO filters and golden hour lighting, finding someone who is determined to make their own path is a treasure.Read More
Wanting a relationship meant I cared more about a man than my dreams. Envisioning a partner to do life with meant I wasn’t focusing on the life I could create for myself, all on my own. I didn’t want to be ‘that girl.’Read More
My family comes from a long line of individuals who created their identities as farmers in the south, but the results of my father’s DNA test didn’t say “Southern.” He is a puzzle made up of pieces of European blood, the great-grandchild of an individual who decided to cross the Atlantic with only a dream of what life might look like on the distant coast.Read More
My philosophy has always been that you can’t complain about things you don’t have if you aren’t working toward getting them, but this year had me doing a lot of immobile complainingRead More
You give him the brush when you decide that he is what makes you important. Paint me the way you like.Read More
My first instinct was to connect the pieces of my life and say, “What have you done? You’re turning 24, and what do you have to show for it?”Read More
I want to start this next year of my life drenched in optimism, and so I made a list. A list of 24 hopes for the person I will be in another 365 days. Hopes of what I can use these coming 365 days for.Read More
What you don't realize
Is that you were always too much;Read More
I’m sitting here in bed at 8:42pm looking at a blank piece of paper, trying to catch words outside of my reach.Read More
In March, a boy called me on the phone. From the first sound of his voice, I knew something was going to be different. He always called, never texted. He said he wanted to be in my life, not on my screen. He said a lot of wonderful things. His words were always what sank me further—falling.Read More
I was taught that there are two types of people in the world: people who can never take a break, and people who never want to get to work.Read More
We were searching for a place we could be accepted and understood. A place away from people we thought we knew and people who had disappointed us.Read More
Every year since I was a freshman in college, I’ve had a boy in my life during the month of October.Read More
Last Thursday, I got an email from my company’s CEO.
“Congratulations,” it read, “on the most important decision of your life thus far. You’ve been with us for an entire year!”Read More
The church taught me about purity.Read More
I’ve been listening to one song on repeat for the last 24 hours.
It’s about not being the hero in the story.Read More
I hope there is a place lost in a world that remembers foreversRead More