Happy early birthday to us

Dear Ellen, Happy early birthday to us! I turn 26 on the 26th tomorrow; you turn 58. (Normally I wouldn’t put a lady’s age on blast like that, but, let’s be real– a quick Google search tells the world your age.) My students have excitedly been telling me my birthday this year is my “golden […] ...more

One art

The art of losing isn’t hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster. Lose something every day. Accept the fluster of lost door keys, the hour badly spent ....more

Suicide is rough.

I hadn’t posted about the deathaversary of Lauren this year because, honestly, I didn’t have it in me. Four years have passed since I received the early morning text message that she had killed her self, and that number was stinging all last week. Four has always been my favorite number ....more

6 weeks to go!

In less than 6 weeks, I’ll be a “Mrs.” Where did the time go??! The culmination of the start of the new school year, mixed with a ton of days off in September and working on all the little things that add up for the wedding, has left me in a constant state of busy. […] ...more

End-of-summer denial

I’m in denial. It’s currently 11:24pm, Eastern Standard Time, and I should be in bed, asleep. Instead, I made myself a sandwich with leftovers from our bridal shower yesterday, and ended up watching a new show on Netflix (Grace and Frankie), even though I had all intentions of watching Gilmore Girls ....more

How I almost didn't go to #BlogHer15

I've put off writing about BlogHer15 not because I didn't enjoy myself, or because I have nothing to say. I'm not quite sure how to articulate what led me to BlogHer this year. ...more

the obligatory #BlogHer15 post

I’ve put off writing about BlogHer15 not because I didn’t enjoy myself, or because I have nothing to say. I’m not quite sure how to articulate what led me to BlogHer this year. Professionally, this past school year has been a whirlwind ....more

Let Me Explain You, Amazon Prime Day

Amazon Prime is one of my first loves. We met in college, back when you used to get 6 months (practically the entire school year!) as a free trial. So, when they kept hyping up their 20th anniversary as being better than Black Friday I was pumped ....more

Yaaaasss

Today I’m feeling as happy and content as Max the last time I was at my mom’s and I let him lay on the actual couch. ...more

Concert etiquette

Idina was amazing last night. Unfortunately, there were also some concert-goers in front of us who weren’t so amazing. They were in an amazing state of disarray, but that’s about it ....more