Vacation in North Carolina

Last week, my husband and I had the opportunity to travel to Asheville, North Carolina, for a long weekend in the mountains. We hiked. We swam. We climbed waterfalls. We drank craft beer. It was a great trip! Below are some of my favorite pictures from our adventures:   I definitely wish we would have…

Creeping Up on Me.

I can feel it again. That melancholy, the dragging not-quite-depression, the cloying bitterness of self-disappointment is sneaking back into my heart. I don’t know why. I don’t know how. Life is good. Life is so good, it’s almost hard to believe. My marriage has never been better, I’m working my dream job, and I’m constantly…

Here’s to a Beautiful New Year!

Months of self-doubt, self-hate, and self-destruction culminated in a total catharsis for me this summer. I spent the first half of 2014 thinking I wanted something different –something greater– than what I had, and I nearly risked everything to achieve an “independence” I thought I needed for validation of my worth. What I nearly did,…

Real Happiness

I feel like I’ve undergone a massive transformation. The last few years have been a period of constant evolution, going from a young adult to a grown woman in a rapid span of time. I’ve made a lot of mistakes. I’ve hurt people. I’ve hurt myself. It’s been a learning experience for me, and for…

Mulligan?

If I could live my life over again, what would I do differently? I’ve been asking myself this question a lot lately. The last two years have consisted of countless changes in my life, a lot of evolution, and, as a result, a substantial amount of introspection. While my list of regrets is long, I…

People Come, People Go

At thirty years old, I am constantly learning how little I know. I must frequently face my own nescience and come to terms with the fact that there is always someone smarter, always someone more creative, and always – ALWAYS – someone more talented that will beat me in every battle. With this recurring dose…