Over the past few days I read a book called Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah. It’s the story of a friendship that spans decades. The friends are two girls, then women, named Kate and Tully. Kate has a great family and modest goals. She wants to get married and have a family. She is suggestible … Continue reading What We Remember
A friend of mine recently discovered she is pregnant. On the day she found out for sure, she cried. She was bummed. And then, because she is a human woman, she felt guilty for not feeling how she thought she should feel. This baby, this little peanut growing inside of her now, was not planned. … Continue reading Your life, your feelings
Sometimes I get a little weepy in church. Not the kind of weepy everyone can see - I'm pretty good at keeping it together - but the kind of emotional weepy that has me covertly wiping my eyes during worship and quietly sniffling during prayer. I mean, I can't just sing about how powerful the … Continue reading Weepy Sunday // Domingo llorón
This post is part of Urban Compass's starter stories project. Urban Compass is all about pairing people with the perfect home - a home that matches their personality and lifestyle. Finding real estate in NYC can be a daunting task, but Urban Compass is committed to helping people find the perfect spot for them to kick … Continue reading Here’s the thing about home
Mr. Dager asked us to write about our favorite place. I thought on it long and hard and by the end of the class period I was still sat there in my desk, thinking long and hard. I was trying hard to picture a place I really enjoy that I could write about. I thought … Continue reading The Quiet Inside, A Short Story
The other day I got together with some girls I've known since middle school. It had been quite a few years since we were all together and so we did what all old friends do after a significant time apart. "So and so got married." "This guy has a baby. But not a wife!" "They're … Continue reading Here’s the thing about marriage and babies
This week we're starting to wrap things up! (Only 8 more days of school!) Fortunately, "wrapping things up" means a lot of shared meals! Two weeks from today I'll be in Brooklyn! Articles worth checking out: The Best Burger in Every State at Business Insider - I just think this might come in handy. In which … Continue reading Check this out!
My birthday week! Hazah! I'm 24 years old now! And I still love the internet. Articles/blog posts: 16 People On Things They Couldn't Believe About America Until They Moved Here at Thought Catalog - First of all, move over BuzzFeed because I have discovered the lists of Thought Catalog. Second of all, this list is … Continue reading Check this out!
A few FYIs: I'm really good at Just Dance 3 for the Wii. I'm also just kinda sore from all of those five stars performances I performed yesterday during our day off. I genuinely enjoy cooking. Who knew? I've started listening to my Christmas Pandora station and there's no turning back now. It's all Christmas … Continue reading A couple reminders and a few FYIs
I used to follow a whole bunch of blogs. I had them all bookmarked and practically every day I would run down the list to see if anyone had posted anything new. I realized after a few months that reading about other people's marriages and kids and houses only made me want those things more. … Continue reading I’ll tell you what I want, what I really really want