I’m Going On An Adventure!

“So I had this idea…” I said after my dad picked up the phone. “Uh oh, where are you planning a trip to now?” I laughed. “Is it at least in the US?” he probed. I laughed again. He knows me well. If you know me you know I’m passionate about travel. There’s nothing more…

To My Arkansas Family

It’s possible to be completely and utterly delighted, satisfied and content with where you are, but to also be hopelessly homesick and yearning for another place. I’ve experienced both, sometimes simultaneously, since I moved to Chicago. This should make all my Arkansas friends and family feel better. You may see my fun Instagram pics and read…

My Favorite Things: November Edition

It’s been a crazy season. Even though I’ve felt pretty worn down lately, I thought it’d be good to take a minute to think about the fun things that I’m thankful I get to enjoy. Sometimes it’s these simple pleasures that make a particularly tough day a little easier. Reading – I’m in the middle…

The Future of My Beautiful Mess

I love to write. Like, the kind of love that puts you at ease and reminds you who you are. Give me some melancholy alternative music, a coffee, a warm sweater, and my computer and I’m in my happiest of happy places. Add in a rainy day and a seat by the window and I might…

I’m Sorry, Blog

I’m sorry, Blog. I’m sorry that I’ve abandoned you. I’m sorry that you’ve been sitting here unattended for quite some time.

41 Days

I learned a lot during the 41 days I was job searching in Chicago. I learned how to cold call and email like a pro. I learned about Starbucks’ Rewards Card (I’m already halfway to the Gold Level). I discovered that networking isn’t that scary, it’s just coffee with a potential new friend. I know…