Being born in California, it was only natural that there was some Disney mixed into my mind, body and soul. And what luck that I also happened to be born on the same day as Walt himself! (It's still a "fun fact" I like to throw out there every so often.) Now, as I'm in my… Continue reading Why I can’t get enough of the Disney Kool-Aid
It's the Friday of Labor Day weekend, and I am writing an overdue blog post. Overdue because my goal is to write at least one post a week, but lately, my timing has been awful. For some reason I am unable to keep my own personal goals to the same standards as my professional ones. From a… Continue reading How can I care about personal goals?
I must confess the truth. Leaving Chicago has been the best decision I've ever made in my life. I tried. I really did try to make it work. I gave myself completely to the demands of the city. I worked overnights, double shifts, all for minimum wage. Tried to mold myself to fit in… Continue reading Sometimes you’ve got to give in to win
I like nice things. I like decorating, putting things together that might otherwise have been separate. I like to design. I like to fengshui. I like to style. I LOVE organizing. I still get excited when I see office supplies & back to school displays in Target. I typically have to be led away. It… Continue reading How I hid my financial insecurity in my shopping basket
Each week I experience, at least once, what many call "the blues." Yes, I live in the "greatest country on earth." Yes, I experience white privilege on a daily basis. No, I'm not carrying around tens of thousands of student loan debt. I am healthy. I am loved. I am free. But, that doesn't mean… Continue reading Allowing myself to wallow
I have been letting myself down a lot this past year. I've been making excuses for why I'm treading water. I've been blaming the universe for giving me difficult circumstances, that prevent me from moving forward. I then decide that the solution to get away from all this negative juju invading my headspace is to well, move. Queue positive vibes &… Continue reading Why I succeed at failing
For the past two months I have been helping my mom clear out my grandpa's house and now our own home, my childhood home, as she readies herself for her new adventures out West. I've found pretty hysterical pieces of artwork, toys from all stages of various obsession, and dozens upon dozens of journals. After spending… Continue reading The “Bite Me” Chronicles Return
Only two full months left until the end of 2014...and where do I see my year ending? At my two jobs, in my cozy (I refuse to say tiny) studio apartment with my newly adopted senior kitty named after the Mother of Dragons and my constantly supportive and constantly corny boyfriend as my roommates. While… Continue reading And Then There Were Two
77 years separate us, but my grandpa is still one of my favorite people to discuss world issues with. Don't forget to open up your mind and your heart, you never know what you may let in.
I've known these people for either 15 years, 15 months, or 15 minutes. I think this picture symbolizes what these next few months will be like — catching up with old friends, trying to maintain friendships with current ones, and creating memories those I haven't met yet.