Being Bold in Spite of Fear

Fear can have a tremendous hold over us if we let it. I have let it stop me from things like going on dates, cutting my hair and, most importantly, from applying to certain jobs. I’ve been experiencing a lot of fear and anxiety over job searching lately, and the funny part is that I … Continue Reading

On plans, writing and keeping my eyes on my own paper

When I graduated college almost a year and a half ago, I had a plan, at least as far as I could see. I graduated in May and I had a job lined up with the first day scheduled two weeks after I had gotten home to Ohio. My siblings were all home for the … Continue Reading


In the name of honesty and my belief in the need to look back at where you come from, I’m not going to delete all the previous posts on this blog. That’s big for me because there’s also nothing I love more than a clean slate. When I started blogging, it was largely because I … Continue Reading


We listened to “Sedona” by Houndmouth at least three times while driving through the never-ending, dreamlike landscapes of Sedona. It’s really one of those breathtaking moments to see the huge red rock structures dominating the land. It makes you feel small and insignificant, but mostly I think it renews my appreciation for the beauty of nature. … Continue Reading

Five Favorites

Who else loves free samples from Sephora? I recently took advantage of it being my birthday month to order a product I had been wanting, and to get my free birthday gift from them. After trying out a couple of the things I received, I decided it was time for a new Five Favorites post … Continue Reading

Healthy Coconut Chicken Curry

One of the benefits of living at home post-college is that my house mate/mom is a personal trainer, healthy eater, and a great cook. I (and my body) am happy to say that her habits are starting to rub off on me. In the mood for Indian food, I went looking for a healthy recipe … Continue Reading

Around here lately…

I haven’t written in a while because I think there’s a part of me that’s a little bit of a perfectionist. I want each post to have a perfect photo to text ratio, perfectly edited images from my DSLR instead of my iPhone, and an engaging topic. But, that’s just not the reality. And you … Continue Reading

My Playlist

I could listen to music almost all the time without getting sick of it. I have to have it on in the car, like to listen to something when I’m getting ready in the morning and showering at night, and always have something playing in the background while I cook or write. I even sneak in … Continue Reading

Five Favorites

1. Urban Decay nail polish in “Shame”. I love this dark, oxblood color. It’s a little bit more red than one of my other faves, Essie’s “Wicked”, and it feels perfect for the fall and winter. 2. Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Top Coat. I’ve only used it once with a Sally Hansen Gel Polish and … Continue Reading

What I’m Reading

If you’re anything like me, you never seem to be reading one book at a time. Sometimes I can force myself to focus and finish one book completely before I start any others, but that’s rarely the case. I sort of like being in the midst of several books at a time so that I … Continue Reading