On International Women’s Day, we celebrate women, girls, and their rights. I wrote about how inspired I was by women last year—from celebrities and modern role models to historical figures and the women in my own life. I was encouraged by just how many people, both women and men, were celebrating the “strong, smart, complicated, kind, creative, and innovative women” in the world too. We are starting to really take note of how powerful and important women and women’s rights are to the success of our planet, and today, I am equally as inspired and encouraged. Read More
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
This month didn’t go as planned. Actually, this year didn’t go as planned. For the first time in a while, the glass feels half empty at the end of the year. There are things missing. Read More
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
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
Ah yes, another rambling paragraph about how I was busy and/or had nothing exciting to blog about and/or plain old forgot to blog… Except I was super busy and none of it really warranted its own post, so I really spared you. Anyway, here are a few things you missed while I was off doing who knows what: Read More
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