Dear Maggie

2017 is going to be so hard, Maggie. But you’re going to make it. You’re going to be great.

Empowered, reflection

Permission To Rise

Selfishness makes you get down in the dirt and dig for what's really meant to be in your life and what's not. It's the place you're too scared to go. It is something I hope everyone can experience the power of.

Empowered, Girl Power, reflection, Uncategorized


As my 24th year on this earth comes to a close, I look back on the past year and honestly think only one thing: I thought I had grown during grad school, but boy was I wrong. Hey grads, get ready. Put your big kid pants on. Life outside of school is literally the weirdest, happiest and saddest experience you could ever imagine.

reflection, Uncategorized

Let’s Call It An Identity Crisis

Close your eyes. Let's imagine for a little while. Imagine that you are in transition. Imagine that you have spent the entirety of your young adult life between the same two towns, one of which you grew up in. Now imagine you are leaving both of those places for a brand new one. Imagine that you… Continue reading Let’s Call It An Identity Crisis


Judgment Day

Judgment Day: Also known as working out at the Rec Center. I am writing this while walking on the Curve Treadmill, looking up every few minutes to make sure my sweat isn't visible on my shirt in the mirror in front of me. I am writing this while watching the woman wearing color coordinated Nike… Continue reading Judgment Day


To find strength, serenity, and cake pops

This week, life is challenging me. It's giving me challenges in school, in relationships, with the aches and pains in my ankles, feet and shoulder, and the relentless challenge to resist eating every bowl of ice cream, piece of pumpkin cheesecake, and chocolate covered cake pop that makes its way into my sight lines. These… Continue reading To find strength, serenity, and cake pops