Dates & Cars

Last weekend, I bought a new car. Finally. And I do mean, a brand new car. It was terrifying and exhilarating. I had spent all winter praying that my car would make it, promising myself that 2018 would be the year to finally upgrade. But as it warmed up and spring finally sprung, I kept pushing it off. I casually researched and tried to learn … Continue reading Dates & Cars

The Labyrinth

*Another post that has been sitting in drafts for a long while.* It’s so strange to be in a place where I get to just create my life. I get to build it all from scratch and my every day decisions effect each step. I met a couple through my other friends before Christmas and I have had such an amazing time getting to know … Continue reading The Labyrinth

“You’re in the family now. Be a contributor, not just a consumer”

I wrote this post a couple months ago after a particularly life-changing weekend. Finally ready to post. This past weekend was joy. It was filled with laughter and new friends, art, snow, and a faint heartbeat of melancholy. I went to two exhibit openings this weekend, at two different places. At the first one, I was in a group of 4 new friends and it … Continue reading “You’re in the family now. Be a contributor, not just a consumer”

2018: Thrive – Q1 Recap

Wow, can you believe first quarter is done?! It feels both like the longest and shortest quarter. I feel like the older I get, the more I use the phrase “time is flying by!” and it kind of scares me. But I think I’ve been making the best of it despite my first winter back being the snowiest winter that Michigan has seen in awhile. … Continue reading 2018: Thrive – Q1 Recap

Finally, it’s not January

I’m so happy it’s February. I swear, January was a real downer. For reasons that I’m still unsure of. It just felt like a mini-long year of hell, without actual ordeals. So, I’ll list the happy things about the month, and then I’ll just let it go and move on into the beautiful (cold) month of February! I was able to visit my friends in … Continue reading Finally, it’s not January

Jill Scott is my girl-crush

I was listening to my “Women who inspire” playlist today and Jill Scott’s “Womanfesto” came on and rocked me straight to my core. I’ve listened to that spoken word multiple times, but it’s never resonated quite like it did today, so I decided to go ahead and put it here, in a place where I’ll see it again and again. It feels fortuitous and timely, … Continue reading Jill Scott is my girl-crush

2018: Thrive

I started this damn post in October, so why am I just now getting it posted (late) in January?! I bug myself. *sigh* Anyways… Going into my fourth year of goal planning with word association and it feels good. Why is it that we never appreciate our progress in the moment, only when looking back? When we’re in the middle of a grind, it’s so … Continue reading 2018: Thrive