3 Weeks

In 2006, I traveled to New Orleans with my college classmates to participate in relief efforts post a hurricane known as Katrina. Three weeks later, in early April, I was back at school and struggling with some emotions. As I showered, as I did on a regular basis, I broke down in tears. What was … [Read more…]

Grace Expectations

A few weeks ago, right before falling asleep, I began stressing about the holidays. It was the strangest thing, because it is my favorite time of year. I was thinking about to do lists,  travel plans, family dynamics and how busy the next month could potentially be. Then I read this blog post, which put … [Read more…]

Too many ideas

What do you do when you have too many ideas and you don’t know how to organize them? I’m at that point as I try to establish a better flow in my daily routine. There are so many things I want to do on a daily or every other day basis, but it’s trying to … [Read more…]

Four Years

Earlier this week, Facebook memories reminded me that it’s been four years since we moved to the mid-atlantic. That number is pretty significant in many personal and worldly cases: Four years since we got married… Four years since the last Olympics… Four years since the last presidential election… But I made another realization about four year … [Read more…]

Where I Do My Best Thinking

Ever woken up in the middle of the night and needed to write down a bunch of thoughts? Some people keep a notepad and pen by their bed for that very reason. Some people experience this sensation in the shower or early in the morning with their cup of coffee. I wish any of those were … [Read more…]