Your Holiday Party Survival Checklist

I don’t make it to the zoo much these days, but shopping any day in the month of December should suffice. But seriously. Parking takes twice the amount of time, and it’s almost necessary to hockey player-style check people to reach the aisle you need. I guess it’s the best time of the year if [...]

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Round Trip Roundup: NOVEMBER

In the moment, it can feel intense.  In the moment, it can feel like the end of the world.  In the moment, it can feel like the best thing you could do for yourself. In the moment. Whether it's getting unnecessarily frustrated at a red light or slap-happy laughter at midnight on a Tuesday, those [...]

If Your Brain’s a Tangled Mess, Read This

The snooze is real, like too real.  I seem to be hitting that button more and more these days, and I’m counting down the hours until Thanksgiving break, maybe even minutes.  Life has felt like 25/7 lately, and I know I’m not the only one feeling stress of the pre-holiday rush to get everything done.  [...]

Why I Switched From Amazon Publishing to Blurb

I'm ambitious, honestly maybe too ambitious at times.  I've always had an interest in writing, journaling and creating.  (In the sixth grade, I made my own newsletter for the boy band fan club I created.)  And that desire has only intensified as I've taken classes and matured as a person.  In 2014 I started my [...]

Round Trip Roundup: JULY

The black car seat leather burns my thighs as I jump in to speed to my Pure Barre class.  Hot air blasts my face, and I fumble with the buttons to find a radio station not playing commercials.  They play the same five songs over and over again–it's always Michael Jackson, Sheryl Crow or some [...]

How to Throw the Perfect Bastille Day Party

While I'm an American by blood (and proud), I have this insatiable crush on France.  Its romance language makes my heart race, and its commitment to Nutella as a basic food group makes me salivate.  The French take their time, savor each moment and make some dang good dessert.  Their independence day is approaching rapidement, [...]