It's a fact we all must live with. Summers change when you get older. Occasionally I forget I've been in the workforce for a decade, and whenever June comes around I get excited for summer vacation. That 3-month ship has sailed (Except for my teacher friends! Though they will tell you it basically amounts to … Continue reading Summer is Here Again!!
Carly Rae Jepson wrote a song about me called "Too Much," and I'm not worthy of this gift but she gave it to me, at the start of the summer no less! It's an anthem about excess, extraness, and giving your whole self over to a feeling. The chorus goes: When I party, then I … Continue reading “Too Much” is an Unapologetic Anthem for the Extra
Last month we moved apartments. We lived in our old apartment, our first-ever New York apartment, for two years. And while we didn’t hate it, we didn’t love it. We made the choice to move because of a feeling. That was kind of scary and also an incredible privilege we were able to act on. … Continue reading Taking a Leap of Faith
I was thinking about friendships recently, again, forever. I was thinking about how they change over time and what it means to be a friend in your thirties. I struggle with it because I've always been an all-in type of person. Admittedly, I can be intense (as both friends and enemies have pointed out). I … Continue reading Making Friends in Your Thirties
Yesterday afternoon I was running around Greenwich Village with my husband, brother-in-law, his friend, and a group of five 12-year-old girls and their moms. The whole thing was so bizarre and delightful that I'm putting it here to make sure I didn't dream it. For Christmas, Jeff's brother bought us tickets to this thing: an … Continue reading The New York City Scavenger Hunt
Big thanks to the three separate people who recommended I watch the new Hulu-original show, PEN15. Silly name and cover art but VERY good show. Watch one episode and you will understand why three separate people thought of me when they watched this show. It's a story about two girls entering middle school in the … Continue reading Go Watch This Show Now: PEN15
I've written about my tendency to romanticize the past. The other day, watching my friends ride out the #polarvortex in Chicago, I realized how warped my memory really is. For a brief moment I thought, I miss the Chicago cold. That's crazy, right? Yeah, I think so too. Because then I had to wait on … Continue reading I Miss the Chicago Cold