Mental Health Matters

Hey. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Did you know that? I didn't. Not until mental health became a thing I actually cared about. And I'm not saying like, "Ugh, I need a mental health day," in response to a crummy stretch at work. Nor am I speaking in reference to calling yourself insane for [...]

Italy: An Introduction

We've been back on U.S. soil for exactly 37 days. I avoided looking at a single picture from the trip for the first 34—and for good reason. The second I saw snaps of Adami and Florence and La Spezia, my heart skipped some sixty beats, longing for the country we trekked top to bottom in [...]

Girls, Girls, Girls

Before I get in so deep you start to question my true feelings for this godawful franchise, please know: I hate The Bachelor with the fire of a thousand suns. That fact alone prevented me from watching any second of the show for years. I'd go to extreme lengths to avoid ABC every Monday night, January through March [...]