the things learned in fall 2017

These months have flown by in a stream of colors, photographs, memories, last-minute trips, laughter to the point of tears, milestones, way too many emotions to keep up with the amounts of caffeine + sleep in our system (which is not a lot), and countless stories. So much has been unfolded in the rich, sentimental,…

don’t stop fighting

It was a Tuesday night, in that late summer haze of endless space mixed with the upcoming arrival of responsibility. The previous weekend had been a flurry of excited hellos, stepping back into familiar spaces, running through inflatable corn mazes, dancing too much, magical new beginnings, an overwhelming sense of weight as this is the…

shadowlands + silver glass

We are storytelling beings. Our lives are story. Chapters, sentences, written not just with ink and pen, but in the very fabric of our souls. In ocean waves and galaxy glimmers and sky expanses. In tears shed over terminal arrivals and departures, joys from laughter and traces of the lovely within the details, in heartache…

the things learned in summer 2017

One of my favorite authors who writes on the level of my soul in so many ways has this routine. She makes a list of ten things that she learned in the past three-four months, both deep and fun. The further along I go right now, the more my soul needs to remember. So I…

worthless worries burden me

It’s reached that inevitable stage of life, the one that finds you in your twenties, on the verge of closing out the college chapter. And the whole world is before you, filled with hundreds upon hundreds of options, or so they always seem to be saying. Possibilities so endless that it makes you want to…

where the light shines through

  FROM THE INBOX The email still sits in the organized layers of my inbox. A miracle because its survived many attempts to clear out and simplify. Bringing me back to that instant, eyes welling over inexplainably, something within resonating. Because at every stage in life, the darkness tries to invade all you hold dear,…