• Write Your Own Story

    I MADE IT TO ARIZONA…the land of sunshine, blue skies, good vibes, and no daylight savings time! YES PLEASE! My new home on the west coast is absolutely everything I could’ve imagined it to be and more. My heart has truly never felt so happy! (probably because there’s literally a palm tree in my backyard now) In my 22 years of life, I’ve been around a place or two. Born on a naval air station in California, grew up in a smalltown in Missouri, experienced a year of city life in North Carolina…and now here I am. AZ. Finally! It truly feels like HOME. Ever since 2017, when Mitchell and…

  • 2020 Word of the Year

    Ohhh Myyy Goddd (said like Janice from FRIENDS)…it’s 2020! Not only are we beginning a brand new year, but an entirely new DECADE! Man oh man have times changed since good ole 2010. But that, my friend, is a story for another time. Today, I want to share with you something that’s been on my mind for a couple weeks. Something I always look forward to, and a topic we all seem to be talking about right now! Let’s talk “WORD OF THE YEAR”. Have you ever done a word of the year; where you begin in January, choosing a specific word/phrase to help set your intentions for the new…

  • Communication is KEY

    Let’s cut right to the chase–without communication you have no trust. It’s truly as simple as that. When building a foundation with those you care about, talking is so so important. And I don’t just mean about the good things life has to offer or basic-ass small talk. I mean EVERYTHING. The good, the bad, the pretty and the ugly.   Part of learning and growing with one another is figuring out just HOW to communicate with them. I’m sure you’ve heard about love languages, and this is sort of in line with that. We each have our own ways of expressing ourselves and our own ways of dealing with…

  • L-O-V-E

    There’s something about LOVE that equally excites and terrifies us all at the same time. Whether it’s a romantic love with a partner, the platonic love of a friend, or even the sincere love you have for yourself, it’s all so important.   LOVE means being open & vulnerable. Which is hard…it can be so so difficult. For some, it comes as naturally as breathing air in and out, for others (myself included) it does not! And that’s okay. If we were all wired the same, what would be the point? Choosing to let someone in on your deepest emotions, happiest memories, or darkest thoughts is a big risk. But…