Ember of Hope

As I searched for the hope within these ashes, I couldn’t have guessed you’d be the ember that remained to light the night,and that all the moments where hope was farheld tomorrows I Continue Reading

Carl is the worst

Sometimes “I’ll be there” is just hitting playon the same Netflix show at the same time,states apart.After the kids are in bed, while the toys are still strewn aboutand there is so much work Continue Reading

What are they saying

What are they saying in the rooms you aren’t in?The rooms you may not enter, according to them.The spaces where they freely say what they think about youWhere they crack their jokes, and Continue Reading

The Tree

I thought the tree was beautiful,Covered in red and yellow, hints of goldAnd I knew the tree to be as strong as it was tallAnd the seasons changed and the leaves Continue Reading

You Needed

You heard her story But needed every detail before you’d believeNeeded her to lay herself bareRequired her to tell it a certain wayAnd do the work to make you care You simply Continue Reading

On Changing Beliefs

I started therapy this year for the first time. I’d been meaning to, and with some things coming up in life that were sure to be stressful I thought it was Continue Reading


“God is good”, the preacher proclaims “All the time”, comes the congregants refrain They say their amens, and gather their things Off to see what another week brings Armed with the Continue Reading

Dear Me

Another assignment from the writing class. The assignment was to write a letter to a former version of ourselves. Dear Middle School Me, It’s 1997, and you’re at that awkward stage. Continue Reading

On Being a Safe Place

A few years ago I was driving home from a friend’s house on a Wednesday afternoon, and I called my grandmother to check in. When she answered she sounded off, her Continue Reading

The Five Stages

I originally created this website to keep track of travels, but with 2020 putting those on hold it looks like it’s going to be a space to keep track of all Continue Reading

On Chaos

I find it offensiveThat the world can changewith such little warning, A bit of joy, a bit of pain That life doesn’t ask Before it takes, before it givesThat I don’t get to offerOr Continue Reading

On Contentment

In my early 30’s I found myself  in a state of wanting whatever season I was in to be over so I could know how it all turned out. Not a Continue Reading

For the Silenced

You spoke up - they yelled to drown you outTheir red face, clenched fistsCreating confusion and doubt You were loud - they were just louderYou were strong - but they held the Continue Reading

On Stillness

I recently moved into my friends house. It’s on the water, surrounded by nature, and is away from the noise I was accustomed to. Because of this I imagined myself taking Continue Reading

Gather Around

Gather around, the men are here to speak Open up your ears, they’re here to lead To teach you all the ways in which God made you weak To remind you Continue Reading

Watching the World Change

It's June 2020, and I've taken one trip this year- a trip to NYC by myself the first weekend of the year. The plan after that was to stay home for Continue Reading

Trying to Find the Wonder

It’s interesting watching people post about their decade- the ups and the downs, the accomplishments and the disappointments. This was the first decade for me that really couldn’t be measured by Continue Reading

Honestly, I Hate Flying

I’m what you’d call “super claustrophobic”, and as a result I really don’t enjoy flying. I love to BE at new locations but I don’t love the process of GETTING there Continue Reading

Hawaii Adventures with Friends

https://youtu.be/QpdXin0-6Xs I’ve never really thought much about visiting Hawaii before- probably because it’s one of those places that seems unattainable from the time you’re a kid. But, my good friend moved Continue Reading

First Visit to Hilton Head South Carolina

The best part of working from home is that it doesn’t always have to be home. Last month I was able to go to Hilton Head with some friends of mine Continue Reading

We Took the Coast Starlight Train to Portland

My friend Elizabeth and I have been saying for years we wanted to take the Coast Starlight train from California up to Portland, and finally decided to make it happen this Continue Reading

Short Visit to Jersey & NYC

One of my favorite cities to visit is New York City. There are always fun things to do, and once you get yourself to the city it’s pretty easy to get Continue Reading

Switzerland and Italy with Childhood Friends

https://youtu.be/XeXKL1exTwo Me and 3 of my childhood friends have talked about going to Switzerland together for some time, and I’d started wondering if a trip like that could work out. Well, Continue Reading

Iceland: An Overview

https://youtu.be/IlF6H8fwoRI Blogs were super helpful when we were planning out trip to Iceland, so here's some info that might be useful for others! FLIGHTSWe found tickets from Baltimore to Reykjavik for Continue Reading

Iceland Day 3 & 4

On Wednesday we decided to do the Golden Circle. This is a route that offers lots of different things like a crater, geysers, a waterfall, and a national park. Because of Continue Reading