On Turning Twenty-Two

Throughout my adolescence, I’ve come to find that age is sometimes and always the determining factor. That, folks are quick to place judgement upon what they believe you can understand and/or take on, by a numerical length of years. I have always been hesitant on the topic of age — my own age, in particular. Even now, how…

I Don’t Believe in New Year Resolutions

Life is ever-fleeting, and changing and complex — and a whole bunch of things I am still coming to terms with. Twenty-fifteen was a very out-of-comfort-zone year, for me. This year, if anything, was filled with major lessons in balance —  that called for grit, grace, and some serious endurance. I’d begun the year by driving cross-country with my…

When the Going Gets Tough…

Make a list. It’s been about 3 weeks since Cole’s departure and things have been all over the place in both bad and good ways. For starters, I’ll tell you about the bad because I personally prefer bad news first: I’m working way too much — almost to the point of complete exhaustion, every day….

When I See You Again

By this point of our lives, I’m sure we’ve all had someone whom we’ve missed dearly, who has either gone away for a period of time, or returned home and completed their journey here on earth. However, I am here to address the former — thankfully, as it has to do with the man in…

Sur La Table – Our First Cooking Class

When we started dating, the first time I came over to Cole’s place and took a peek inside of the fridge, I almost shed a tear. Subway wrappers, a jug of milk and maybe some packages of spinach were the contents of this man’s refrigerator. Growing up with a mom and dad who cooked almost…

Pups and Proposal – Part 2: His Name Is…!

First and foremost, thank you to everyone who helped contribute to the ideas of possible names for our new little guy! It put a smile on my face to see suggestions from people all over! Even one of my most favorite past English teachers was sure to cast his vote towards an idea of name….

Pups and Proposal – Part 1: The New House

Hey! Hi-there. How have you been? Good? Great! Now that we’re past the small talk… My goodness gracious! — Where do I begin?! Three whole months of radio silence on the blog, and I believe I better explain myself as best I can. There have been so many events, life decisions, changes and new obstacles/challenges…

#SayYasToTea!

It’s actually ‘Say Yassssssss To T.E.A,’ Sienna Brown informed everyone in exaggerated enunciation, as she spoke into the microphone and smiled.  If there is anyone who knows how to capture an audience, it’s her. Every person in the room was quiet, paying attention and hanging onto her every word. “I’m so happy to have all of…

Safari Adventure: Wild Animals Everywhere!

We were in a rush! Not because either one of us had woken up late, or because of unexpected traffic, but because Yours Truly (me) — entered the wrong address into the GPS, and we were now sitting “at our destination,”  — but.. not exactly at the destination we thought we’d end up. But, let me…

Today I Believe…

… that everyday should start out with a big cup of tea — vanilla-chia, if possible. … that part of your 20’s will consist of financing things and earning yourself some debt — it’s okay; it isn’t the end of the world. (so long as you pay it back in a timely manner) …that, within your…