Hello dear friends! The other day's April Love theme was "inspiring person," which gives me the opportunity to put together a fun piece I've been wanting to do for a while. Because what better way to spend a blizzard than to think about Harry Potter books, right? So today for my inspiring person I'm picking … Continue reading 8 reasons Luna Lovegood is the best Harry Potter character
We all know that person, or--if you're lucky--those many people who make you breathe a little easier. Who, when you're with them, you can feel your shoulders relax a little because it's alright. We know what it's like to be with those people who let you know that it's fully okay to be fully you, who … Continue reading Happiness is acceptance
How do I sum up 2018 so far? I could dissect it, with a rational scalpel: the minutes passed, the percentage gone. It’s just another time around the sun. I could weep over it, over the lives lost in schools, the conflicts arisen abroad, the injustice delivered everywhere. Over anger and disagreements. Just 94 more … Continue reading April love: 2018 so far
Now we know what the beauty narrative doesn't: that at the end of the day, it doesn't matter if you put on makeup and a red dress or if you slapped on a hat and ripped-up jeans over unwashed hair and unshaved legs. Neither make you more or less of a woman. Neither change who you are inside.
In my little world, it's both spring break and Eastern Orthodox holy week. It also feels like February at my parent's house in Wisconsin, following a full-day snowstorm that left a fresh eight inches of fluff. What a snowy Pascha it will be. As I mentioned in my last post, it's become hard to find … Continue reading April love: Inspiring quote
It's been a long winter. Our first snowfall came just in time for Halloween, and has stuck around until spring. Throw in some -40 windchills around Christmas and a few 8-foot blizzards in February and we had ourselves a good old-fashioned winter, the kind I remember as a little girl, with no 50 degree weeks … Continue reading Winter, illness, and positivity
I open my eyes to the light of a new day, blinking at the aspens and background of sky outside my window. Gray. I stand on the shore at the edge of Superior’s waters, eyes blurring at the miles and miles of steely waves. Gray. I drive home in a sort of absence, mind numbed … Continue reading Life in grayscale
It’s been a sad week in America. I read the news of what happened in Charlottesville a week ago. It cut like a shard of ice, burned in my gut and ached in my chest. It hurts. The thought of the hatred and people living in our country knowing that they’re hated like that hurts. … Continue reading Sometimes, it’s okay to be sad
Standing looking back forever is not the place to live. Living can only be done in the present. In the moving forward.