Category: Life

Where have I been?: #FBF

About a month ago, I asked my Facebook friends for blog inspiration. I said they could ask me any question they wanted and the answer might appear on my blog. For the most part, this was an attempt for me to get over the writer’s block that plagued my summer, but one of my friends gave me a kick in…

30 before 30

As you know, I am approaching the end of this decade of life. In an attempt not to waste this last year and 11 months of my 20s, I made a 30 before 30 bucket list. Normally, I don’t share my New Year’s Resolutions with people, but today, I’m doing something different and difficult for me: Posting my list for…

28 thoughts at 28

Each year, I become more and more sentimental about birthdays. At first, birthdays were just days to celebrate a new milestone – one year closer to driving, adulthood, college, being “legal,” graduating, etc., etc., etc. Now (and with the dawn of Facebook), birthdays are days to reflect on all the memories, relationships, and experiences that have shaped me into the…

A Run worth celebrating

For Lent, my friend Sara and I decided that we would use the #RethinkChurch 2015 Lent Photo-A-Day calendar to write on a word a day. While I won’t post each day’s entry, I want to share a portion of them here. With Sundays technically being Feast Days during lent, today’s word is celebrate. Enjoy! Today, I ran 4 miles in…

An open letter to 2015

Dear 2015, Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here at long last. We have been waiting for you to come. Me – maybe – more than anybody. You are the year of my 10-year high school reunion. The year of my sister’s wedding. The year of new beginnings. I can’t wait to see how much joy you will bring! But, you…

2014 Top Ten

2014 has been a year of ups and downs not only for me, but for our country and world. I feel like I’ve said far too many goodbyes over the past year, heard too many stories of violence tearing families apart, and watched as political disputes exposed how nasty we can be to one another. But 2014 was also a…

My year with Sookie

On December 28, 2013, I flew from Louisville to Atlanta for the fourth year in a row, trying to get back in time for church the next day. But this particular year was different. This year, I rushed from the airport to MARTA to my car and on to my apartment in the cold rain hoping to make it back…