Ah, not being in my 20’s anymore. I have to say, it’s unexpectedly awesome. Things are coming easier to me. Not in the sense that life is letting up (it’s definitely not), more so in the sense that I have a better understanding of what I like and what I don’t. What works and what doesn’t. What to let in and what to let on. … More 30 Things it Took me 30 Years to Learn
Life as a writer is tough. There are numerous books that shine a light on the writing process and I have read them all. This was a beloved method of procrastination that I subscribed to for many years. These books have a way of making you feel like the second you finish them you are going to run to the page and write with the fury of a reporter on deadline. … More The Resistance Monster
I had heard about Vipassana from my boss. The first four times he brought it up I nodded silently while thinking you’ve got to be fucking crazy. For some reason, the fifth time he brought it up, I noticed a shift and was suddenly open to the idea. Within an hour I had found the website and located a time and place that was far enough in the future that it would still feel far away for some time. Those six months dissolved at rapid speed and before I knew it I was schlepping my way to San Francisco. … More Adventures in Vipassana Meditation (aka that time I wore sweatpants for 10 consecutive days)
I have always had a turbulent relationship with Wyoming. Each year since I was three, my family would pack us up and head to Wyoming for summer break. This was all fine and dandy until I became a teenager and the prospect of spending 30-60 days away from friends (boys), TV (MTV) and fun (fun) was simply unacceptable. We would drive to a place called ‘Nowhere’ and then drive 50 miles north to make sure that we were really in the middle of it. … More Why Oh Wyoming
Anyone who has any experience with these types of medications knows that there’s a distinct ‘down’ period once your body discovers that there is no longer a 24-hour all-you-can-eat serotonin buffet upstairs. In my case, this has shown up as a general mopiness. Kind of a mix of Eeyore and the entire 3rd season of Grey’s Anatomy. … More I guess I’ll stop moping now
I’m going to let you in on a little secret… one of the great pleasures of my life is going to weekday matinee movies alone. I guess it’s not much of a secret now, but that’s neither here nor there. Weekday matinee movies are a dream. They offer a chance to escape the trials of everyday life and escape into a world of wonder and mayhem – usually in the privacy of your very own movie theater. … More The Secret Dilemma of a Matinee Moviegoer
‘Bali is trying to kill you.’ My co-workers joke. I am in Bali for five weeks with my work team which consists of myself and two very experienced travelers. My co-workers have lived in various foreign, sometimes extremely dangerous countries and find my chronic Bali-induced disorientation amusing. It’s not that I haven’t experienced travel in my life, … More Bali is Trying to Kill Me: Food
Ok. I am going to start by saying that I have never experienced the SF dating scene myself. I have been in a relationship since I moved out here three years ago. That being said, I have watched many a friend go through the trials and tribulations of dating in this crazy city and, based … More Millenial Love: The 7 Types of Men You Will Date in San Francisco
A few weeks ago, my girlfriend Alice and her friends went on a yoga retreat. For weeks after her return, our conversations were saturated with words like rejuvenation and soul-friends. I asked her what exactly went on at a yoga retreat to make everyone(girls) get so damn excited about it. … More 1st Annual Bro-Ga Retreat: Part 1
A week and a half ago, after many years of excuses and deliberations, we got a puppy. We had our eye on a different dog, a Schnauzer mix, but he was adopted before we could make it out to see him. The rescue said that we should still come by because they had one particular … More And Puppy Makes Three
To my surprise, I am pushing a tee into the grass preparing to hit my first drive of the day. How the hell did I get here? I have certainly never identified myself as a golfer… perhaps these are the types of things you do when you love someone. In my case it’s three people, … More About Golf.
The holiday season always brings out the best and the worst of everybody. Emotions are high, blood alcohol counts are high, everybody feels a little fat and, in many parts of the world, it’s fucking cold. I am sitting at the airport in Denver on one of the busiest travel days of the year watching … More Things You Did as a Kid That You Can’t Do as an Adult
Hello Dear Readers! I apologize for falling off the face of the internet for a few weeks! I have been fortunate enough to be a part of an amazing cause called the Girl Effect Accelerator and wish to invite any of you residing in the Bay Area to come and witness the splendor that is … More Girl Effect Accelerator Culminating Event in San Francisco!
I have been a writer my whole life but didn’t really figure it out until I was seventeen and didn’t admit to it until, well, now. It was something I loved to do and I couldn’t really fathom having it be my career (and sometimes I still can’t). My first published piece was a poem … More I’m a writer?
I don’t know about you, but I find it slightly discouraging to read/get advice about finding what I’m passionate about from people who have already found their passion. Hindsight is always 20/20 and it feels like once someone figures it out they forget how hard it really was during the not-so-enlightening part. If you can … More 6 Things to Remember when you are Trying to Figure out What You’re Passionate About