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
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
It's true: I am an openly gay, married woman, living proudly in the South, and I don't wear rainbow. Not in June or any other month of the year. Why? A reason so simple that it's almost too simple. I can't rock it. It's not representative of my personality or my taste. The majority of … Continue reading Why I Don’t Wear Rainbow
You know those weeks when you can't even keep track of what day it is anymore? Yes, I'm sure you do. We all do. This has been one of those weeks for me. Last Monday brought with it a hectic haze. By the time Friday finally arrived, all I could think about was the weekend. … Continue reading Dear Old Self…
Last Friday, ratings powerhouse DJT asked a room full of women, as well as those of us at home (because the cameras were all over, trust him), if they had heard of Susan B. Anthony. It was meant as a joke, no doubt. But it wasn't funny. Probably because I don't think anyone believes that … Continue reading But Have You Heard Of Susan B. Anthony?
Knowing yourself is hard. And by "knowing yourself," I mean more than just casually being aware of your likes and dislikes; it's not a passing acknowledgement of what makes you tick. Really knowing yourself is dirty work. It's raw and gritty and sometimes uncomfortable. We have to pointedly experience the things that bring us joy, as … Continue reading Living Authentically In A #LiveAuthentic World
photo: Katie Orlinksy 2017 has been a weird year so far. And it's only February. So. Let's just try to hang in there for the next 10 months and see what happens. See, I turned 26 in January. And not just any day in January, but a January day that will live in infamy... at … Continue reading Donald Trump Was Inaugurated On My Birthday