Vocation.

I’ve learned a lot about my personality and how I make my decisions. By birth order, I’m the “Eldest Child”. I have an older sister who’s eight years my senior, but if you’ve done any research into birth order and personality, you’ll be know the age difference nullifies my being the middle kid. Since I’m […]

Heavenly Peace

Christmas is a time of giving. Christmas is a time of getting. Yet more than ever, Christmas is a time of going.   From Black Friday through New Year’s Eve, the streets are filled with eager shoppers, struggling to get everything done for the holiday. From cookie exchanges to school plays, we spend the majority of […]

Blerg: (bl-er-g); interj. – an exclamation of frustration

Blerg. Thank you, Tina Fey for inventing this word – For it, I will always love you. It is highly unlikely for me to admit to feeling down in the dumps. Unless you’re my sister or a close friend, your perception of me is probably (hopefully!) a pleasant one. Don’t get me wrong, I am […]

Marriage Isn’t So Scary Anymore

Marriage is terrifying. It’s not the commitment – I commit myself to people, places, and things all the time. It’s not the “settling down” – Lots of married people live adventurous lives, filled with excitement. It’s not even the living-with-a-boy-who’s-not-your-dad thing – Boys kill spiders and can reach things on the top shelf and are really good at […]

Beautiful Suffering

Suffering is ugly. It creates pursed lips, furrowed brows, and ulcers. Suffering is both emotionally and physically painful, and we often suffer in silence – wearing a highly concealed mask of happiness while our insides twist and rot like the roots of a dead tree. Many of us are quietly suffering and deathly afraid of […]

Searching for Satisfaction

Mick Jagger, lead singer of the infamous, hotel-trashing, rock-n-roll band, the Rolling Stones, said it best – “I can’t get no…satisfaction!” What made this song popular was it’s ability to relate to all of American society and our desire to receive the ever-elusive satisfaction that Mr. Jagger and the Stones preach about. It’s not uncommon […]

The Ways of our Father

I have an interview this afternoon at Anthropologie. Usually, I would end that last sentence with an ever-perpetual exclamation point, but as the morning turns and as my mind is consumed with  the thoughts of my day, I can’t help but feel the weight of discouragement, failure and sadness. My early and unwanted exit from […]