A Letter on the “F” Word–Faith

“Religions are different roads converging at the same point. What does it matter that we take different roads, so long as we reach the same goal?” -Gandhi Dear friends, Religion has a bad reputation in the United States because extremists throughout history have tainted the word. Now, when someone says they’re religious, many of usContinue reading “A Letter on the “F” Word–Faith”

Secrets to a Happy Home

Dear friend, Last weekend we left for a wedding across the country at 1AM and returned two-ish days later at 2AM. To say we were over-fatigued is an understatement and our trip wasn’t exactly smooth. My husband’s suit never arrived at the rental place, which was a problem considering he was in the groom’s party.Continue reading “Secrets to a Happy Home”

Wait…Do I Kinda Like Winter?

Dear Friend, Something odd happened earlier this year. While I was thrilled when Spring approached because it’s one of my favorite seasons (if not THE favorite), at times I found myself missing Winter. Like most people, I was taught to think that Winter is a bitter season; one that is simply too cold and tooContinue reading “Wait…Do I Kinda Like Winter?”

Is More, More?

Dear Friend, I remember the moment vividly. It was the first day of a macroeconomics class in college, and the professor asked us each to answer whether we believe that “more is more” or “less is more.” The first two rows of students answered, “more is more.” But when it got to me, I saidContinue reading “Is More, More?”

Finding Joy in Daily Chores

Dear friend, As I was scrolling through Pinterest, I came across a quote from someone who claimed that everyone naturally likes household chores so long as we don’t focus on how long it takes us to do them. Like many of you, my first reaction was a groan. There’s a reason people call them chores–theyContinue reading “Finding Joy in Daily Chores”

Chasing Cherry Blossoms

Dear Friend, A few months ago during my lunch break, I was taking my usual walk around campus when I noticed several stunning cherry blossom trees in the distance. To get to them meant that I’d have to journey uphill about a mile away from the building that I work in, and I was alreadyContinue reading “Chasing Cherry Blossoms”

When the Universe Tells You to Slow Down

Dear Friend, Last week I arrived at the hairdresser ten minutes early, eager to get my first haircut in months. I’d scheduled my appointment three days prior–last minute, but not unheard of at the chain store I always go to simply because it’s cheap. I walked up to the front desk and was greeted byContinue reading “When the Universe Tells You to Slow Down”

A Letter on Renovation

Dear Friend, Recently my fiancé and I purchased our first home. We feel blessed to have bought a low-priced home in an incredible neighborhood during one of the most competitive real estate periods in history. That being said, the house is a bit of a fixer-upper. Some of the fixes are out of necessity–think water-damagedContinue reading “A Letter on Renovation”

A Letter to Every(body)

Dear friend, Recently I watched season seven of Project Runway which was released in 2010. One of the most fascinating things about watching shows from over ten years ago is paying attention to how much things have changed since then.  Several times throughout the season, the judges criticized outfits that make the model have aContinue reading “A Letter to Every(body)”

Prioritizing Privacy

Dear Friend, A few months ago on Instagram, an acquaintance posted several articles about how damaging it is to overshare about our lives. Not long after, she stopped posting altogether. This was someone who had been consistently sharing pictures of her children from the moment they were born–to suddenly ghost the platform was surprising, andContinue reading “Prioritizing Privacy”