The Top 5 Letters in My Alphabet

My February series was a doozy for me, but I keep thinking about how much  I learned about discipline in my writing from it. I've also been reflecting on what caught people's eye the most. Here are the most popular posts of the alphabet: 5. B is for Books - 4 Reasons to Pick Up… Continue reading The Top 5 Letters in My Alphabet

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Q is for Quiet

My clarinet teacher used to tell me, “You’re so talented, but nobody would ever know that.” Or, some variation on that message. I think this was a compliment, but also a comment at my lack of confidence in myself. Josh and I recently had a conversation about this, too. He mentioned that the reason that… Continue reading Q is for Quiet

O is for Opinion

The opinion of others is something that plagues me. For many years, I’ve allowed the opinion of others to control me, dictate my self worth, and determine my moods. I’ve given over my power and agency to others’ opinions. And for that, my mental health has suffered and my joy has been hastily given away.… Continue reading O is for Opinion

M is for Marriage

I wrote this list when Josh and I were engaged. We had been thinking, reading, and talking a lot about how to "prepare" for our marriage. After awhile of talking about something for so much, there's nothing else to say and there comes a time where you just have to walk through it. After almost two… Continue reading M is for Marriage

H is for Help

Sometimes you can ask for help, and it's actually beneficial. But, sometimes you can't ask for help and you've just got to figure things out on your own. When Josh and I went to Chicago with our friends Grace and Elizabeth, we learned this lesson the hard way. We decided to go on a tower tour,… Continue reading H is for Help

G is for Generations

G is for the generation of teachers that came before me. They have been more than just mentors and coworkers. Most importantly, they have taught me:  Why Every 20-something Needs Friends That Are 40-something I didn’t realize that I had magically warped into an adult until I had my first grown up job and was… Continue reading G is for Generations

D is for Dance

In the month of February, I’m challenging myself to write more (everyday), share more, and risk more. Welcome to my A to Z series based on whatever came to my mind first. Enjoy the ride!  In college, Josh and I took ballroom dancing classes. As part of the class, we had to rotate partners with a… Continue reading D is for Dance