In 2021 I Hope

To recap on 2020: things did not go as planned. I had rung in the New Year halfway across the world, scuba diving in the warm tropical waters of Guam and Palau. Not too long after spending the holidays abroad, the global pandemic brought our world to a screeching halt. Everything changed and it changed […]

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The Things I Don’t Talk About

Vulnerability hooks me. It calls me close. It’s a brave act. A demonstration that the thing being shared is more important than the perceived safety of holding it inside. That the thing needing to be revealed is far more important than the discomfort of revealing it. It’s a sacrifice. An unfolding. A blessing. Vulnerability comes […]

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On healing

I remember being twenty-five, newly sober, and feeling like the scum of the earth. Everything felt impossibly hard and overwhelming. I remember being scared, so scared, that I had messed everything up beyond the possibility of repair. Everything was a hurdle. I couldn’t figure out how I had gotten to where I was, why everything […]

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Turkeys

Every time I push publish on a new post, I have a moment of feeling sick to my stomach. I feel panicky and trauma-y and question what in the actual f*ck I just did. Why do I make this choice? Why do I feel a call to share all of this? Why in God’s name […]

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In 2019 I hope

There’s something so magical held within the promise of a new beginning. Fresh starts, blank slates. I love them. Pregnant with hope and with trepidation, all interwoven and impossible to separate. I cannot seem to hold one without the other. In December of 2016 I wrote this post and, in closing, wished for 2017 to change […]

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Anyways, Despite, and in the Name Of.

I watch people around me doing brave things, every single day. Women and men alike setting their junk aside to go out and own their destiny. I wish that they could see me cheering for them, these astoundingly brave people. I’m in their corner- believing in them, hoping for them, celebrating with them. Sometimes these […]

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This Is 30

It feels so good to finally be here. Anticipating thirty was about as enjoyable as going to the dentist for a cleaning. I hate the dentist and I hated working up to turning thirty. It made me queasy. It made me panic. It made me question what on Earth I have been doing my whole […]

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On Decision Making

Let’s talk about good versus great. What differentiates the good from the great? How do you get from one to the other? Decisions. Your decisions reflect who you are and who you aim to become. Your decisions pave the path to your future successes. I don’t want good. I don’t want acceptable. I don’t want […]

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In the Name of Love

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I thought I would end the week by putting together a little list of things I love. I don’t particularly love this holiday, but I do love little reminders of the things that bring me joy. I am definitely a glass-half-full-the-miracle-is-just-around-the-corner kinda girl, and I try to make gratitude lists […]

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A Handbag Love Affair (plus a discount code)

As a writer for Ms. Career Girl, I see many benefits. I get the humbling opportunity to mentor young women as they discover their professional path, to be part of a community of women bloggers that helps to empower and inspire, and there’s the added bonus of getting to have my voice heard on a […]

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