How to Change the World

I think I figured out how to change the world this weekend. And maybe it’s easier than we all imagine. I spend a lot of time (probably too much time) trying to figure out my purpose, my plan, my path. There are times I’ll put this overwhelming amount of pressure on myself to [literally] change the world we live in. Maybe I’m a total lunatic for doing this. Or maybe you…. Read more

Be My Valentine? I’ll Throw You a Party.

Let’s be real: Valentine’s Day is [mostly] about the ladies. Maybe it’s because boys have cooties for a good 10 + years. Maybe it’s because we’ve always left our fate up to a box of candy hearts. Or, maybe we want a legitimate excuse to eat sweets all day. Whatever the reason, I think it’s just as important to celebrate your girlfriends on vday as it is your significant other. Throw a…. Read more

Mind Ready Monday: Life is Long

Welcome to part two of Mind Ready Monday: a weekly write up meant to boost your mindset. This week’s mantra doesn’t make a whole lot of sense on the surface. Life is long?! Typically, we can all agree life is short— time is flying, and that terrifies me. For the sake of our sanity, however, let’s look at things from another perspective for a minute: life is long. It’s something my…. Read more

Loving the Process over the Plan

If only we all had a crystal ball. The planner in me would love it. I’ve told you before, spontaneity is not my thing. So, perhaps it won’t surprise you I had once wished a psychic could lay out my relationship for me. My now-husband and I met as college teens and spent much of our relationship on different ends of the country. My mind would wander with uncertainty. Where…. Read more

The Quarter-Life

People used to warn me about the so-called “quarter-life crisis.” Years ago, I thought it was a pathetic term used to describe those 20-somethings who couldn’t manage to get it together. And then I turned 25 and realized the quarter-life crisis very much exists. I was no longer daddy’s little girl. Yet, I wasn’t old enough to get an enormous amount of respect from grownup-ville. As I blew out candles…. Read more