• life
  • How to Plan a Wedding

    As most of you know, I am getting married in late June to a wonderful guy. Like all other brides, I am the keeper of all secrets related to planning a wedding. I could plan one in my sleep. In fact, I do! Let me save all you future brides some trouble and bestow my […]

  • life
  • Just Shut Up

    I’ve been perusing the lines I’ve written on my “Blog Ideas” Evernote and noticed a glaring theme: “I don’t have time to think about who I am anymore, and when I do, I feel like I am nothing.” “’Why’s life so hard?’ she cried, her tears splashing against her new athleisure outfit.” “You’d think you’d be somewhere […]

  • goals
  • 2017 Resolutions

    Last night I rang in the new year at a bar that must have been converted from an alleyway, now serving craft cocktails just a few doors down the cross-street formerly known as crack corner. Austin has changed a lot, but me: not so much. I was legitimately enjoying talking to a couple visiting from New York – one […]

  • time capsule
  • Time Capsule 2016

    I started a little time capsule project a few years ago to help me remember the old adage, “This too shall pass.” It had been a rough week for (not surprisingly) forgettable reasons, except that it was also the week Robin Williams had died. I will never need a letter to remind me where I was or […]

  • life
  • All the Vacations

    You know when you’re struggling to perform everyday tasks and you feel like you have to go on vacation RIGHT NOW, THIS VERY SECOND? I didn’t until last month, when I totally forgot that I had fun plans just weeks ahead and hastily made weekend plans to check out Luling by myself. To make it […]

  • General
  • Second a Day

      A year ago, I thought it would be fun to start my own second-a-day project. I think a lot of people start theirs with the beginning of a new year, but I was afraid that if I’d waited another 4 months, it wouldn’t actually happen. So instead, I began taking little daily snapshots of […]