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”

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”

1 Month of Delicious Dinners

Dear Friends, Many you have been asking me to post a sample dinner meal-plan. You’re curious about what I eat, but also in disbelief that most dinners take me 30 minutes or less to prep and cook. Well, it’s true…. and, just in time for the holiday season, I’m going post a meal plan ANDContinue reading “1 Month of Delicious Dinners”

6 Trends and What They Have in Common

Dear friend, There’s a reason the 1950s was referred to as the golden era of TV. Not only was TV increasingly accessible, but many of the programs are still beloved today. Arguably, some of the programs were problematic because they reinforced gender roles that were ditched during WWII. However, most of it was designed toContinue reading “6 Trends and What They Have in Common”

Hello November

Dear Friend, What are you looking forward to during the month of November? If you’re like me, November is a time to reflect on what you’re grateful for and prepare for the holiday season. In America, during November we celebrate Thanksgiving which is one of my favorite holidays. When we were children we were fedContinue reading “Hello November”

From Pain to Passion: My Cooking Journey

Dear Friend, What are you passionate about? Lately, I’m passionate about cooking. When I was a child I primarily learned to cook from my sister who wanted to be a chef, and from the Food Network which mainly consisted of home-cooking programs. Back then I didn’t cook often, and it wasn’t something I necessarily didContinue reading “From Pain to Passion: My Cooking Journey”

Craving Community

Dear friend, Today for the first time in years, I checked out a book at the library. The experience of plucking the book from the quiet stacks and carrying it with me back to my office was pleasing, and I was reminded of a summer when I read so many library books my vision literallyContinue reading “Craving Community”

A Night at the Basketball Court

Dear Friend, Summers as a kid were a lot different than they are now. Back then, I kept busy from dawn until dusk playing basketball, swimming in the pool, and practicing colorguard. Sitting still wasn’t in my nature. I didn’t read books often or watch more than an hour or so of tv at night.Continue reading “A Night at the Basketball Court”

3 Easy Meal Ideas

Dear Paige E., Can you post easy meal Ideas? -(Requested by multiple friends) Dear friends, Several of you have asked for meal ideas, so I’ve included 3 below. I plan on posting more in the future, so keep an eye out :). I’ve also received a specific request for summer meals. Two of the recipesContinue reading “3 Easy Meal Ideas”