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”

Stealing Joy

Dear Friend, A few weekends ago, I was extremely cranky. Outside, it was gray, gloomy, and pouring down rain–not exactly the type of weather to pull me out of a bad mood. I didn’t know why I was so miserable. My life was full of many blessings that I was grateful for. Nothing bad hadContinue reading “Stealing Joy”

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 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”

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”

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 Letter on Wedding Dress Shopping

Dear Friend, As the weekend approaches, I’m more and more excited to go wedding dress shopping. No, scratch that, I’m ecstatic. Though I wish the day were here already, I have to admit; there’s something bittersweet about this special occasion. Like many women, I’ve been looking forward to this day my entire life, and IContinue reading “A Letter on Wedding Dress Shopping”

Because I Could not Stop for Fate…

Dear friend, The other week as I was driving to my mom’s house, the woman in the car behind me was riding my bumper and swerving as though she was going to pass me. What she failed to see was that I was not driving slowly on purpose; there was a white work-van practically crawlingContinue reading “Because I Could not Stop for Fate…”