As the self-proclaimed Fall Hipster, (I loved fall before it was cool, JUST TRUST ME) it is imperative I take part in a handful of distinctively autumn experiences every year. When these experiences have been completed, I reach optimal happiness and can then and only then move along to the joys of Christmas. What are … Continue reading I Will Pull Out Your Guts.
I wake up every morning with my friends Savannah and Matt. They do not know they are my friends. This is because they live in New York, far away from Knoxville, and they are very busy hosting the Today Show. It's their loss, really. But their bright clothes and friendly banter remind me of being … Continue reading Broken Hearts & Church Bells
Over the last couple of weeks, a few of my friends’ lives have gone nuts. Like, y'all don't even know. Nuts. As my life has been going oddly smoothly, (does life going smoothly give anyone else anxiety? Like WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO TOPPLE, YOU SWEET TOWER OF GOODNESS? Treading carefully in this happiness…) I’ve … Continue reading The Potential Impact of Pints
Being creative is hard. I have a very real ache to be creative. I think a lot of us do, deep down somewhere. But then I sit here staring at the keyboard, or nestled on my couch with guitar in hand, or walking around a neighborhood with a camera strapped to my neck… and it’s … Continue reading Hello Writer’s Block, My Old Friend
Vulnerability used to be hard. At eleven years old, there was no way on God’s green planet I would let my friends know I wasn’t allowed to watch the show they were all talking about. You’re kiddin’ yourself if you thought anyone knew my only name brand shirts were hand-me-downs. And yes of course I got … Continue reading When Vulnerability isn’t Sexy
If you know me, you know I love coffee. (And let the record stand that I loved coffee before loving coffee was cool. I started drinking coffee for a much nobler reason - I wanted to be exactly like my older sister in every way, shape, and form.) There are people who see coffee as an … Continue reading When Coffee is More Than Coffee.
But really. We millennials have SO MANY FEELINGS. And we have SWARMED THE INTERNET over the past few days to tell you about them. It's your fault, real adults, for making us write so many essays in college. You've carefully crafted us into extraordinarily long-winded creatures with nowhere to go besides FACEBOOK DURING TIMES OF SOCIAL INJUSTICE. … Continue reading To the Confused and Helpless Post Nov. 8th..
People are messy. What a cute little sentiment, right? Right out of college, I wanted to love messy people. I wanted to dig into their lives and their stories and hold them through the difficulty and point them to Jesus in the hopelessness. I wanted to do this in the same way I wanted to … Continue reading Contemplating Messy People and If I Am a Horrible Person.
"...as women, in a world where we are told what we need to do to matter is to get thinner and thinner and thinner and smaller and smaller, we lose touch with the fact that the most beautiful thing we can do is grow fuller and richer and to feel the full weight of ourselves." … Continue reading When Your BFF is Insecurity