96 Hours in My New Home

Well, we’re finally in New Mexico. We drove through flash floods in Missouri, ominous shelf clouds in Oklahoma, and windy snowstorms in Texas, but we’re finally here. In the past 96 hours, I’ve traded lush green trees for sun-bleached sagebrush, and grassy lawns for terracotta hills. Now, I have mountains in my backyard and hummingbirds […]

Things I’ll Miss About Ohio

I can’t believe it. In 10 days, I’ll be leaving Ohio for good. (In case you haven’t heard, the Air Force is sending us to New Mexico!) It still doesn’t feel real; I think a huge part of that is coming from the fact that we’ve never stepped foot in New Mexico before. Isn’t it crazy […]

Where I’ve Been & Where I’m Going

Hello? Is this thing on? It’s been a while since I’ve shown my face around here. I’m here to tell you why, and also to share my vision for this blog moving forward. I’ve been blogging on and off for the past 4 years. It started as a way of documenting my life. I wrote […]

Sunset at Manhattan Beach, CA

Last week, my husband and I visited our best friends who live in Southern California. We had such an amazing time, and many more photos from the trip will be coming to the blog soon! One of the things on our California bucket list was to watch the sunset from the beach. So, on Wednesday […]

Amateurs Sit and Wait

Sometimes, I wonder how many times I’ll have to learn a lesson before it sticks. A lesson that has been drilled into my brain repeatedly over the past year is the meaning of that quintessential phrase, “Dreams don’t work unless you do.” Currently, I have one big dream: to write a book. As long as […]

It’s Okay To Not Have It All Figured Out

At the beginning of November, for the first time ever, I had no idea what I was doing with my life. Ever since I can remember, I’ve always had a plan. I’ve always known what was coming next. There was always a sense of safety in my routine. It went like this: I would go […]