Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone. In a Hat.

(h&m hat) So I went shopping Saturday. I was only going for a jacket and socks, but got sidetracked by like everything else and came home with this Pharrell hat. It was one of those impulse buys. Like where you think it’s so cute and a trendy level you need to be on, but if you give it too much thought you’ll put it back because … Continue reading Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone. In a Hat.

Diary of a Loser Beauty Queen

(that’s not a first place trophy) When I was younger, I was all about putting on performances. I loved the spotlight. I’d sing, I’d dance (badly), I’d dress up and do impressions, I’d put on magic shows, basically anything to entertain people. But for some reason, when it came to doing it for anything other than fun, I’d choke. I didn’t do talent shows or anything … Continue reading Diary of a Loser Beauty Queen

How to Make Your Home Grown-up and Cozy

So you and your BFF got drunk freshman year in Panama City and took body shots off a guy named Jerome. Cool. But you’re an adult now. That means you can still get shitty with your BFF, but do not hang the duck face memories in your room on a bulletin board. We’re aiming for a home that says, I’ve totally got my life together. True or not, … Continue reading How to Make Your Home Grown-up and Cozy

Carrie Bradshaw, Edited

Real talk, y’all. If you don’t respect yourself, no one’s gonna. Like I know it’s easier said than done, trust me. You like someone, you get caught up in emotions and your heart takes a wash rag to your brain and wipes out all common sense. I’ve been there. And from experience, I can tell you that you should never lower your standards or self-respect for anyone. Let … Continue reading Carrie Bradshaw, Edited

Tuesdays with Morrie: A Universal Story About Life

I can still remember the first time I read Tuesdays with Morrie. It took all of one day. It was 4 a.m. when I finished the last page. I closed the book, said my prayers, and cried myself to sleep. *** Working in a library, I’m often asked for book recommendations. Usually, I’ll try to get a sense of what the person likes before I make a suggestion but I … Continue reading Tuesdays with Morrie: A Universal Story About Life