Admit Racism Exists

I've always subscribed to the party of Mind Your Own Business. Being nice and agreeable with everyone because heated words and aggression never solve anything. But APPARENTLY NEITHER DOES BEING NICE AND AGREEABLE. Being nice and agreeable all but ruined my Saturday morning. And I apologize for anyone who saw my whiny baby Facebook status, [...]

Sugar

Drew and I are 2.5 weeks into the Whole30 program and I have a lot of thoughts. If you're not familiar with the Whole30, it's a diet free of all sugar, grains, dairy and legumes. Basically all of the things I love. No big deal. Oh, and alcohol. The premise is that each one could be doing weird things to [...]

Dammit

  I have a hard time understanding age. And that could be because I've never felt my age? But it's also kind of weird that we place such a strong emphasis on years. If you ask me, years mean nothing. Sure, I walk around commenting on how quickly time flies, wondering how I'm already a certain age. But aside [...]

Breathe

Okay, yeah. The cover photo on this one is kinda freaky, but I promise it's relevant. Here's what's goin' on: I'm a very passionate person. When I feel a certain way, I really feel that way. Like when I'm frustrated. All I can think about is why I'm frustrated—there's very little brain power to dedicate to [...]

So Fresh, So Clean

I don't know about you, but nothing—nothing—makes me feel more accomplished than a full day of cleaning. It could be spent scrubbing, vacuuming, folding laundry, I don't care. As long as I can go to bed knowing a guest could show up and not be disgusted by at least one corner of my house, I'll sleep [...]

Sister, Sister

In case you weren't sure, I was in a sorority in college. If upon reading that sentence, your mind raced toward one of the million available stereotypes, please know it's probably wrong. As a high school senior prepping for college, I had plenty of preconceived notions regarding Greek life—perfect hair, awesome parties, pillow fights every night. And [...]

Give It Away

Showers are a staple of your 20s. And before we get five paragraphs in talking gifts and games and whatnot, please know I'm not referring to personal hygiene. Those should be a staple of every decade in life. But again, I attended an all-girls school where things were pretty hit or miss. Different topic for a different day. [...]

Complicated

Here's the thing about being good at something: You're always bad to start. I don't care if you're learning to swim or ride a bike or speak to a large crowd—you're never gonna nail it on the first try. Or the 22nd, for that matter. But here's the other thing: You're definitely not alone. It's [...]

When I Grow Up

A few weeks ago, I received the following text from a friend. A guy I don't talk to regularly, by any means, but I consider him one of the smartest people I know. "You were smart to quit journalism. But you are a great writer." It simultaneously warmed and broke my heart. I'm not referencing [...]