Can Openers Really Do Slow Me Down

I very commonly am running at about a million miles per minute. I think a part of that comes from not wanting to deal with/think about things going on in the world or fears that I have and a part of it is always that damn proving my worth.  As the tornado of my mind…

I Know Now That I Want the Chicken, I Love You, And I’m Going to Do What’s Best for Me.

My face when someone asks me what I want for dinner/when I am trying to make a big decision... Making decisions is hard for me. I have a hard time moving forward when I don’t feel like everyone I know and love is on my side and is 100% on board. Well, the thing is,…

Owning It and Eating Gravy

I sat in one of the last rows of the bus on the way back from the theater. My Theatre and Society class had just gone to see a show in the City…I have no idea what it was. I was totally distracted. All night I had been hemming and hawing about one singular decision.…

PB&J and Bales of Hay

When I was in first grade my class went on a field trip to a pumpkin patch. My Dad, as per usual, was chaperoning. It came time for lunch and I went to sit on a bale of hay next to my friend Isabella. I pulled my peanut butter and jelly that now had a…

Ferocious Infinite Love

Sometimes love is dignified. Sometimes love is silly. Sometimes love is the most fun in the world and sometimes love comes with challenges. I adore all kinds of love. I would like to think I am fluent in all love language with the amount that loving other people brings me joy. I also know that…

Eternal Optimism or a Way of Life?

I am in a book club currently that focuses on works of anti-racism and in our last meeting, one participant said to me, “I think we missed all the warnings and the signals and the signs and it’s too late for our country. It’s just too late.” I was taken aback by this because I…

Not a Challenge, But a Life-Long Practice

Since muting myself last week in the service of amplifying melanated voices I have grappled with how best to come back to my work because I hope to never go back to business as usual. My belief is that amplifying melanated voices should not just be seen as a challenge for a week, but as…

My Four-Legged Yoda

I am so silly. We got a puppy and I thought we were doing all the teaching. Sit, down, stay. Repeat. Turns out Moe had some lessons he wanted to teach me. And he’s doing a darn good job of it. Never have I had a more adorable teacher, nor a teacher that needs quite…

The Only Time Audrey Hepburn Has Ever Steered Me Wrong…

I was sitting at my desk this morning when I looked over at one of my paperweights with one of my very favorite quotes ever. Except for this time when I looked at it I got angry. Have you ever heard this section of one of Audrey Hepburn's quotes? "I believe happiest girls are the…

Lessons from My Daddy

To the Daddy that asked me when I first started dating Domi, "Honey, does he treat you right?" And my answer was, "Sometimes he even looks at me the way you do." I love you. I was a blessed little girl with two adoring and doting fathers and today is one of those fathers’ birthdays.…