November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

From my family to yours I hope you find love, peace, and great food today. The holidays can be tough for a lot of us so if you're having a rough time, here are some of my favorite things from around the Internet lately to cheer you up.

Take a browse through lovely Joanna's blog

Did you know that the number of girls enrolled in primary school went up from 65% in 1970 to 90% in 2015? Here are some other improving statistics to brighten your day. And just in case that isn't enough -- here are some more!

This year has also been incredibly long and seemingly packed full of upsetting news so here are 50 good things that have happened just this year.

If you're enjoying just another Thursday on your own, here are some tips on how to beat the holiday blues when you're alone.

And this wonderful reminder from Hoda Kotb's Twitter on a change of thankful perspectives this holiday season.

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 12, 2018

Embracing the Multitudes

High school freshman me at our most important varsity swim meet of the year

Until the end of my senior year of high school, I was the swimmer. It's how people knew me. Every conversation with various family members started the same way: "How's school? How's swimming?" Those two questions in quick succession as if to reinforce the importance of the sport that I had been doing since I was 5. For a long time I resented these questions. They felt reductive and I felt ignored, as if my entire identity was concentrated into this one activity, this one thing that I did. I am much more than a swimmer! I would think with all the indignation of a teenager. I wanted to encapsulate multitudes, to feel whole without my entirety wrapped up in one quality.
November 5, 2018

Looking Forward

It has been absolute eons since I've been here and I promise an explanation within this post. First things first though...

September 4, 2018

The Start of Something New

Excuse me while I jam to the HSM soundtrack as I write this. Happy Tuesday everyone! The past two weeks have been pure & wonderful madness and I can't wait to share everything with you.
August 18, 2018

Happy Weekend!

Oh how the weeks fly by when you're having fun. This week has been one of transitions as I said goodbye to the beach, a soft ending to a wonderfully sandy summer, and headed back to northern Virginia to spend some time with family. As much as I do love spending my summers seaside at camp, teaching yoga, and living with my grandparents, I miss my lovely bedroom here with its green walls, our sweet if scheming cat Alice, and, of course, my family! It's always special when we get together, even if it is only ever for a week here and there.