a self-reflection.

*Before this post, I want to create some space to share some resources that I have been using to learn more about the current social and cultural conversation. And, I want to be mindful of continuing to create space for the voices that may need more space to be louder, and be heard. I found…Read more a self-reflection.

Seeds to Sequoia // Seasons (II)

In January, I shared a bit of what was going on in my life. At the time of writing, I was not sure when the resolution, or healing, would come; the foreseeable future felt dark and uncertain. Concluding that post, I indicated that writing out my heart was forming a sort of closure for me,…Read more Seeds to Sequoia // Seasons (II)

Seasons // Seed to Sequoia.

This post has taken many forms over the past few weeks, both mentally and physically.  It has been written, deleted, restarted, renamed, deleted again.  This has been an emotionally draining and stressful time for my husband and I, and gave us a really interesting perspective for Christmas.  There are still a lot of emotions sitting…Read more Seasons // Seed to Sequoia.

We want the same thing.

In the aftermath, when the dust settles, we want the same thing. Perhaps I am naïve in thinking this. Perhaps I am foolish to wish this. Perhaps I am looking through the world with rose colored glasses. But in this passionate conversation, fueled by anger, hurt, and fear, is not our collective goal safety? Do…Read more We want the same thing.

Little Thoughts: Mind Your Words

I am a part of my college marching's band. Today, a situation arose where a student was in my section, (who I am calling M) withdrew from the college yesterday. However, through conversations not revealed to me, M was granted permission to play the final game today. M had told me, prior to her withdrawal, that she was…Read more Little Thoughts: Mind Your Words

I do something rather unglamorous.

I do something unglamorous. And honestly, I love every minute of it. At my church, I am part of a program that works to provides aide and help for kids with disabilities, while also creating a safe and inclusive space for them to learn and grow.  I have been a part of this group for at…Read more I do something rather unglamorous.

What not to say to someone who’s single

Recently, a single friend of mine posted a status on Facebook detailing the things she wished well-intentioned people wouldn't say.  She's been single for much longer than I have, but I couldn't agree with her points more. I've been single for a bit over two years.  It's taken me quite a long time, but I'm…Read more What not to say to someone who’s single