love: read all about it

No desk flowers or valentines for me this year, and it turns out *lowers voice*…today is just another Wednesday. Who knew?! I think my only complaint is that I can’t eat ice cream or drink wine this year (less than a week of Whole30 to go!)

101 in 1001

As everyone who knows me knows: I’m a big believer in to-do lists. And I’m a big believer in “one day, I’d love to…” daydreaming. But it sure is easy for the “one day…” to turn into “someday…” that just might get lost in the shuffle. It's a challenge to take on for the next 2.75 years - and I can't wait to start!

that's a wrap: 2017

It’s officially the first year for me that won’t be measured by semesters or extracurricular activities. There is a bit of open-endedness in terms of what I can do and when, and how I can be even more intentional because 2018 is the first year of “real life”! Kinda crazy to think about and I’m not quite sure what to do with myself. (Guess I should add “find hobbies” to my list?)

quality / quantity

Growing up, popularity – and likeability – seemed to a) be mutually exclusive and b) based on numbers. The number of birthday party invitations, playdates, people in your carpool with, etc. Then, it evolved into the number of followers, ‘likes’, 21st birthdays, people on your spring break, bridesmaid dresses. The more, the better — but, is it?

happy there are Octobers

I think when the humidity broke and summer tourists fled, the city gave one large, collective “sigh,” grabbed a hot coffee and headed out on a long Sunday walk. A least, that’s what I did. I mosied to church, around Central Park and eventually made my way home.

the super bowl of coffee

Isn’t it amazing how cozy and comfortable a warm cup of coffee can make you feel? Or how fulfilling or energizing a coffee date can be? According to this crazy (and pretty outdated) list of coffee facts, 49 percent of coffee drinkers would rather give up their cell phone for a month than go without coffee. I mean… what?! While I know there is a national holiday for seemingly everything these days, it seems fitting that businesses, small and large, are celebrating National Coffee Day today. It’s like the Super Bowl or Christmas Day for the over-caffeinated.

i don't get it

There are big things happening in the world. This post doesn't talk about any of them. But instead, I'm sharing some of the random things that I wonder from time to time. 

September 11

Today, I’m remembering that day in first grade. I’m remembering that feeling of being new, unaware and overwhelmed. And I’m remembering the thousands of people who sacrificed their lives and lost loved ones in the city I now call home. In the midst of natural disasters, stark political division and a sense of uncertainty about the future, let’s take a minute to help one another, pray and appreciate the little things - because I know I take them for granted.

she doesn't even go here

While this little blog is mostly a creative outlet for me and a fun way to share what I'm up to with friends near and far, there may be some of you out there I haven’t yet had the pleasure of meeting or seen in a bit. Here are some fun facts. 

back to school resolutions!

I LOVE back to school season. The new office supplies, the excitement of something new happening, routines being established. It's a little weird not experiencing this year for the first time! Here are a few of my "back to school" mems and resolutions.