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Heartbreak, Setbacks

While I’ve never been a weekly poster, I don’t think I’ve ever taken quite this long of a break from blogging. One of my last blog posts was about Blake and I breaking up, with an optimistic, we’re-going-to-be-friends take. Ooh Vanessa, you stupid bitch.…


Splitting Up, Uncoupling, Separating

A couple weeks ago, my boyfriend of three years and I decided to split. It was something I’d been thinking about, but happened somewhat spontaneously when he checked in with me about how I was feeling about “us.” It was scary to have to…

Community Fashion Reflection

Galentine’s Day: Love Letter to My Ladies

Valentine’s Day haters no longer have a reason to groan because these days, it seems that Valentine’s Day has opened up to include everyone – it’s all about celebrating friendships or even just yourself. Enter Galentine’s Day. Once an inside joke for Parks and…

Fashion Lifestyle Reflection

New Puppy!

Blake and I have been wanting a dog for as long as we’ve been together, and we’ve spent many evenings and weekends thinking, if only we had a dog to make our homestead complete… I guess that’s how a lot of people think about kids, but…

Community Press Reflection

Serious Talk. Seriously.

Today I made my podcast debut! I recently had the pleasure of being featured on one of my favorite podcasts, Serious Talk. Seriously., hosted by Johnny Flores. Check out my interview to hear Johnny and I chat about how Liz Lemon rocks overalls, endless internships, how…

Community Lifestyle Reflection

Favorite Female Content Creators

I recently read an essay called “On Pandering” by Claire Vaye Watkins that got a lot of attention for shining a light on the experience of being a female professor/writer in academia. Of her many fascinating insights, two of her points stood out to me on an…

Lifestyle Reflection

Birthday Thoughts

Today I turn 29, the last year of my twenties! I’m suddenly greeted by a flashback to my 27th birthday, where a friend jokingly commented on Facebook “two more pretty years!” Ha, hope that’s not true and I don’t turn into a gargoyle suddenly.…

Press Reflection

How I Mend

Heartbreak happens. It never comes at a convenient time, and it doesn’t get easier the more you experience it. Each heartbreak is like a snowflake – they’re exquisite (see: pain) and unique and can turn your heart into ice if you’re not careful. I’ve…