Life’s a Highway

I remember a summer several years ago--when I was transitioning between freshmen and sophomore year of college, between the often nightmarish lifestyle of college dorms and the shaky freedoms of off-campus student apartments--when I had to commute to my job on campus while living back home. Every 45-minute drive felt exaggeratedly long, like pulling teeth... Continue Reading →

The Blank Path

I think this blank slate phase is also me finally having to work for something. Not have it given like Joseph's favor, placed upon him by God and received by others in God's own timing. NO. This is me learning how to take ownership of my life. To ask myself the hard questions, to dive... Continue Reading →


I'm hurt + disappointed. Our words fly, then goodbyes. Our goodbyes lead to good riddances. Was I really that much of a nuisance? Are we really just different sides of the same child? I'm sorry you feel that way. I'm sorry she, me, we weren't enough. Was it really that tough--that you had to up... Continue Reading →


You know it when you feel it: those moments that just leave you standing with your whole being shattered. With that hollowness of realization yet explosion of emotions warring against your bones. They leave you with your heart hanging out of your chest, and you have to quickly pick it up and carry it around... Continue Reading →

Yet Again, At Odds

We are living history. Yet again-- yet again as Russia plunges us into Soviet tensions turning back the pages rewinding the tape like we haven't come a long way since like we haven't created new technological developments like social media and the colored TV World War II did not know. At odds-- at odds are... Continue Reading →

Loyal Love

. . . is the love of a dog. A dog who knows that whenever you are asleep on the couch in the early morning hours after getting up to take him out--which always seems to be 20 minutes before your alarm is set to go off--to play on his own for a while, or... Continue Reading →

Rewind: . . . Play

Can someone press rewind on the remote of her life-- watch the blue static-grained screen with the word "Rewind" in the corner like she did when she spent hours watching VHS Disney movies-- and tell her that she doesn't need to look forward to the day when she has her "adult life?" When she's on... Continue Reading →


The past couple of months have taught me that life is short. You never know when today is your last day, never know when the next 6 months are your last, never know when on this day next year, it'll be your last, never know if it's your last Thanksgiving . . . Christmas .... Continue Reading →

What is Not Lost

An old friend told me the other day that her family is selling the house she grew up in, the house I have visited more times over the years than I can count. The house where we had a plethora of sleepovers that resulted in giggles, movie marathons, walks in the woods, deep and serious... Continue Reading →


"You're mourning the loss of what you thought your life was going to be. Let it go. Things don't always work out how you plan. That's not necessarily bad. Things have a way of working out anyway."Frasier Crane I was the kid with the planner. I still am. If you knew me in high school,... Continue Reading →

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