For Heather

When I began creating the Ms. Millennial project, I inhabited a world that had been set on fire by the election and inauguration of Donald J. Trump. I found myself suddenly surrounded by passion, utterly dizzying passion. My voice was one of millions, foreseeing the direction in which this nation would travel, and shouting against … Continue reading For Heather

Let’s Go Chasing Waterfalls

That's how the song goes, right? The wild called again this weekend and we answered. While trekking through the woods, my mind wandered, as it often does when my body is occupied. I began thinking of the things that I'm thankful for -- in that moment, in that day, in my life. My health, my … Continue reading Let’s Go Chasing Waterfalls

In Sickness And In Health

Location: The United States Of America Year: 2017 Central conflict: "Is access to affordable health care a right or a privilege?" Honestly, y'all. Honestly. You know those memes about white girls who can't even? That's me these days. I am a white girl -- nay! A white woman. And I can't even. See, I was raised … Continue reading In Sickness And In Health

The Collie, The Switch, And The Wardrobe

Guys. Let's talk about moving. Not moving on, just moving your stuff. From one location to another. It's hard. It's awful. It's one of those things that borders on impossible, until it's finished. Then you inevitably forget how terrible it all was and repeat the process again, a few years down the road. If you … Continue reading The Collie, The Switch, And The Wardrobe

Good For Her, Not For Me!

Have you read Amy Poehler's memoir Yes Please? If so, wasn't it great?! If not, quit reading this garbage and go read that instead! Okay, that's a little hasty, I'd really like you to stay here and read this, too, but then go immediately to your library or your Kindle or your actual brick and mortar … Continue reading Good For Her, Not For Me!

This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land

Wishing a very happy 241st birthday to this country that is my home. Now, more than ever, I am proud to call myself an American. Not because of our leadership, not because of our policies, but because of our people. November 2016 sparked an apathetic nation and gave it purpose. All around us, Americans are … Continue reading This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land

Words About The Important Things

⇑  "Starve your distractions, feed your focus."  ⇓  Yesterday afternoon, Kayla, Benson, and I loaded up in the car for a quick trip to the North Carolina High Country. Though the escape would last only a few hours, it was worth every minute of the winding drive. As we've gotten older (and perhaps, hopefully, a … Continue reading Words About The Important Things

Building A Bridge Over Troubled Water

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017: The day my bucket list became a little shorter. You see, last week I was #blessed. I was able to see my artistic idol, live in concert. This is a person who I consider to be not only one of the most talented musicians in history, but also one of the … Continue reading Building A Bridge Over Troubled Water