Round Trip Roundup: MAY

May is truly one of the best months as school winds down and summer picks up. Crazy stressful as it might be, this month is full of celebration and anticipation.  Looking ahead, I've made some goals for the summer, but I'm choosing to reflect on my top 5 from the month: 1. Brunch is always [...]


Juliana Dever on Travel, Fear and Facing the Unknown

Ruby red slippers and the idea of traveling to a foreign land like Oz enchanted Juliana Dever as a child.  Dorothy’s character wasn’t a complete stranger; Dever too grew up in the Midwest, in St. Louis.  But Dever’s story doesn’t end like Dorothy’s, that of settling for “no place like home.”  Dever reveled in the [...]

Photo Diary: Brunch in Soulard

You learn something new every day, including a town you've lived in for decades.  This week I met up for brunch with my friend Kait, and when we were deciding where to dine, I suggested City Coffeehouse and Crêperie (per usual).  But she suggested we try a new place she'd never been to in Soulard. [...]

Learning to Celebrate How Far You’ve Come

Unchecked boxes, incomplete plans and unaccomplished goals.  I always feel like I’m reaching for the next thing and trying to do more, to be more.  And it’s exhausting.  Camping out in the what ifs rarely does any good, but instead it tears you down to the point of helplessness.  As the semester winds down, I’m [...]