the things learned in summer 2018

it has been one of the most frustrating yet one of the most surprisingly full summers that I can recall. doing life without my mom has forever changed the tone of summer. and that has been apparent these last two years. last summer was all about trying to process the heavy weight of grief. trying…

the things learned in spring 2018

some seasons of life squeeze in a lifetime’s worth of golden memories and significant events in a whirlwind of days. these past spring months have characterized this quite well.  I’m currently in denial that March, April, and now May have flown past. I guess graduation will do that to you. that’s right, it actually happened….

the things learned in winter 2018

Heading into this stretch of the year, I knew it would be rough. At first glance it seems so promising. December the month of Christmas magic and birthday celebrations. January the month of new beginnings and rhythms and sky high hopes. February the month of short length but full to the brim days that bring…

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,…

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…

Looking for Lovely in 2016

Another year is in full swing, with challenges and adventures on the horizon. Yet part of what makes the new so great is it comes after and builds upon the experiences of the old. Scrolling through any online source, even friends storylines, it took no time to pick up a theme regarding 2016. The majority…