April 30, 2014


"I stand there, shocked. His eyes are blue and clear and fixed on me like my answer might really mean something to him. I take in a deep breath, about to say yes--I mean, why would I, of all people, refuse--and he bites his bottom lip, waiting."

Brb, writing a detailed list of all the similarities between Eugenia Phelan and me. Honestly, if I were a literary character, HELLO. 

Something like this happened to me today and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. When I collect my thoughts, I'm going to write them all down and share them with you. In the mean time, Kathryn Stockett LIKE WOAH get out of my head. 

Also, if you haven't read The Help, it is time. Such a beatiful piece of literature. 

April 28, 2014

"They like me! They really like me!"

Last week, I desperately needed a shift, so, I revamped my living room. It's really girly and lovely and I never want to leave it, ever.

It's finals week up here at school, and while I'm stoked about the semester ending, I don't really care that much because I start a new semester on Monday.

BUT. Can I share some big news with you? 

In the past three weeks, I've been going to a series of job interviews, trying to find myself the perfect fit. And do you know what? I found it! This afternoon, I was offered my dream job. I am now the writer of a health and wellness blog under The Color Vibe! It's a desk job with a desk and a computer and fantastic people who have been paying attention to me on social media outlets, and they like my work! "They like me! They really like me!" To give you an idea of what kind of people they are, in my first interview, we talked about Tina Fey. So, yeah. It's going to be rad.

They told me the blog would be my baby and while I will have other responsibities, writing is my job. I'm on cloud nine over here, and can't even believe how much faith they're putting in me. It feels so, so good to be recognized by a group of people who value my strengths and the work I do. 


(P.S. Writing this from the car outside of the library and can't get out of the car until Vanessa Carlton's "White Houses" ends. Because.)

April 18, 2014


You know those people who are unhealthily obsessed with their cats? You'd tell me if I was becoming one of them, right? 

This is a self portrait of my cat and me. We are watching Gossip Girl and snuggling because that's what families do.

April 9, 2014


-I did not cry about graduation today.
-I did not eat a piece of wedding cake at my friends' wedding, one measly day into the Whole30 program. And it wasn't delicious or worth it.
-I did not eat a piece of bread at The Cheesecake Factory, ya da yada yada, Whole30.
-Being around all of my high school friends tonight at said wedding did not make me miss them because I don't love them and they aren't fun and Austin's dance moves are nothing to write home about.
-I did not agree to a blind date, set up for me by a friend of a friend. 
-I go on a lot of blind dates because I enjoy speaking to, and engaging with men I, likely, have nothing in common with. 

April 3, 2014

Hi, hey, HI.

My roommate is currently making out with a genuine rando in the living room. In a perfect world, her little escapade wouldn't prohibit me from entering the kitchen for my midnight cereal ritual, but a perfect world is far beyond reach for a 22 year old college student with roommates. And rather than face the awkwardness that would surely surface between me, their damp lips, and freshly tousled hair, I'll go to bed hungry tonight, straight up Oliver Twist. 

Some other things of note:

-my best friend got engaged to her high school boyfriend and I could not be more emotional about it. I love them so much.
-I put on lipstick, heels, and a mini skirt (that my father would undoubtedly disapprove of) so I could take myself on a hot date to the theater.
-...the theater where I saw Tarzan the musical and regretted it almost immediately. 
-Jude Law and I drove up a dark canyon around midnight to star gaze at an abandoned ranch and I literally almost peed my pants. Seriously. I ALMOST PEED MY PANTS. More on that later.
-the dishes in my sink are 1+ weeks old.
-Parenthood season 4 and I'm still team Kristina Braverman. Wish you knew how much The Braverman clan resembles my insane family.