transitioning | pressures of a new place

transition. the process or period of changing from one state or condition to another. also known as what my entire life is defined by right now. and maybe your life is too. because, if we’re being honest, aren’t our lives marked by the passage of time through transitions from one place to another? from one…

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,…

When Brave is About the Steady not the Stunning

Otherwise known as : What I’ve Learned This Month // October Edition ” Brave doesn’t always involve grand gestures. Sometimes brave looks more like staying when you want to leave… We’re addicted to big and sweeping and photo-ready – crossing oceans, changing it all, starting new things, dreams and visions and challenges, marathons and flights…