March On, Sisters

This post was inspired by Samantha Chaffin's blog post about the Women's March in LA. The title is not meant to exclude the wonderful men or gender non-conforming people who attended marches, and I love each and every one of you who showed up to support the cause. November 8, 2016:  Election Day. It's finally … Continue reading March On, Sisters

Endorphins Make You Happy

Perhaps it is because I have always been relatively healthy, but fitness is usually low on my list of priorities--if not last. Exercise and I didn't always have such a bumpy relationship. Growing up, I was always involved in some kind of sport (whether or not I possessed the necessary talent is another matter entirely.). But … Continue reading Endorphins Make You Happy

Land of the Free

My first real introduction to politics was the year 2000. I was eight years old. Our teacher had just given a lesson about the two presidential candidates: George W. Bush and Al Gore. He then handed us a worksheet with a short, kid-friendly version of each candidate's platform. I didn't know anything about those two men, … Continue reading Land of the Free

A Poem/A Prayer

Due to my overactive imagination, there are some days when I have thousands of ideas for blog entries, article pitches, and stories. In the literary world, this is a blessing--but lately, it doesn't feel that way. Call it procrastination or laziness if you must, but it doesn't change the fact that I often feel frustrated and overwhelmed because I … Continue reading A Poem/A Prayer

Friends, Waffles, and Work: Athens, GA

Despite the fact that I lived in Georgia for part of my childhood, I still feel like the entire state is brand-new--and fortunately for a wanderlust-ridden twenty-something like me, there are dozens of places to explore. Last week, our friends Abby and Chris invited Drew and I on a double date adventure to Athens, GA. … Continue reading Friends, Waffles, and Work: Athens, GA