The Adventurous Alternative

In the blink of an eye, one year ended and another began. That’s how it always seems to happen, isn’t it? The difference is only a matter of seconds, but it often feels like so much more. This year, the change was quieter than most, surrounded only by a few close friends and good food. That was okay. Quieter is better sometimes.

I’ve kept mostly to myself for the first two weeks of the new year. Read More

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Documentary December: Chasing Coral

Last year, I watched Before the Flood, a critically-acclaimed documentary on the effects of climate change. I was so intrigued and inspired that I was compelled to share the message here on my blog. Climate change is horrifying. It hurts ever fiber of my being to even think about, but it is the sad reality we face if we don’t act now. After that, I went on a bit of binge and shared my thoughts on two other incredibly interesting and eye-opening documentaries. And so, Documentary December was born. Read More

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“Home”

The wind whistled through the trees, like water rushing down the creek, and I was caught in a flurry of falling leaves. I turned once, then again, and again. Duke was nowhere in sight.

“Any luck?” Molly stood at the top of the hill and offered me her hand.

“He’s not here.” Read More

All My Flowers Grew Back as Thorns

I know no one is shocked to hear me talk about Taylor Swift again (and if you are, you must be new here), but she released a new album yesterday, and I definitely lost my cool, and I need to talk about it. I have been a fan of Taylor Swift and her music for over a decade—since the day I heard “I’d Lie” in a Hannah Montana fan video (Yeah, I know.)—and I am completely in awe of how she manages to create something so new and so different, but still so true to who she is, every single time. Read More

Enough Now

I’ve been wanting to write something in regards to the state of the politics and the world lately, but every time I sat down to do so, I never knew where to start or what exactly to say. Late Sunday night, a gunman opened fire at the Route 91 Harvest music festival, killing 59 and wounding more than 500. Thousands of people showed up to a concert in Las Vegas, but their love of music was met with unfathomable hate. Read More