December 10, 2017

(explanation of this wonky photo if ya keep reading) 

It seems like every few days I bump into someone who wants to talk about the way social media is ruining our lives, making us play the comparison game and live habitually dissatisfied. I find it really interesting that these conversations keep happening, with different people at different times and it concerns me a bit, but has also gotten me thinking. 

Instagram is the hottest and fastest growing app on the market (and has been since its found...

September 2, 2017

Recently, I’ve been rather flushed with my current job. It’s challenging. Everything feels like a wall I’m banging my head against. Every task insurmountable. Every thought a mountain. Every great idea riddled with holes. R I D D L E D, I tell you.

I spend a many hours every day working for someone else, scheming to make them successful, more profitable. And rightfully so. Honestly, I'm not trying to whine about my job because I do like my job, but I also realize that at the end of the day, it's...

August 25, 2017

For the monumental total eclipse of the sun, my brothers and best friend made the journey to Wyoming with me. We were fortunate enough to have friends who lived in the path of totality who graciously welcomed us into their home. And invited us to a party. And fed us. And gave us sweet treats. And made us coffee. Basically, they were the greatest hosts known to man and I’m considering moving in with them (jk jk, I really hope they’re not reading this because I sound insane.)

Anyway. The eclipse wa...

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