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 According to this crazy (and pretty outdated) list of coffee facts, 49 percent of coffee drinkers would rather give up their cell phone for a month than go without coffee.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.