When I was a kid, I didn’t think too hard about the future. I loved my home, my family, my hobbies, and trusted things would play out similar to my parents. My plan was simple. And pretty “normal.” Graduate, go to college, fall in love, get married, be a mom. I remember the clearest dream […]Read more "The 5 Most Important Lessons I Learned Between High School and Falling in Love"
I noticed something useful while watching a rec league volleyball game the other night. I think it’s at the heart of what brings people together to play sports in the first place. As an introvert who’s not the most coordinated when it comes to playing sports, I’ve done my fair share of spectating and have […]Read more "5 Reasons Why Watching Sports is an Introvert’s Dream"
Every person wrestles with the desire to gain friends, be accepted, and truly connect with others. Surprisingly, Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour shed a very bright spotlight on how to succeed in these areas with flying colors. The biggest name in pop-culture managed to make every person in a packed arena feel like her best […]Read more "Surprisingly, These 5 Secrets from Taylor Swift Changed the Way I Love the World."
Dear 23 year old me, You have big shoes to fill. I don’t say that to put unnecessary pressure on you. I’m saying this because my birthday is almost here and I can’t put it off any longer. Since I’m about to turn the page and blow out my 23 candles, I wanted to take […]Read more "An Important Letter to 23 Year Old Me"
I recently traveled to San Pedro Sula, Honduras and its surrounding areas with WAY-FM and Compassion International. My task on this trip was to keep my camera by my side and document. Compassion is an organization committed to changing the trajectory of children born into poverty all over the world. We met so many beautiful […]Read more "Faces of Honduras"
Late November has a new feel along with it. School is seen as half-over, people finally accept the colder weather as the norm, the holiday feelings spring up in new places everyday, and summer belongs in a distant memory. That distant memory of summer marked a new adventure for me. I moved to Tennessee to […]Read more "Remember Our Summer Adventures?"
I’ve never been one to pre-order albums or tweet my excitement for new music releases, but Taylor Swift finally won me over. After years of slowly discovering her talent and being fascinated by the still-unfolding narrative of her career, I pre-ordered 1989. I tweeted about it. I shook off the haters and counted down the days. […]Read more "An Unexpected Reaction to Taylor Swift’s New Album"