8 reasons Luna Lovegood is the best Harry Potter character

Like many people my age, I grew up on the Harry Potter books. I remember curling up beneath the covers, flashlight in hand, and staying up way too late reading about Harry's adventures at Hogwarts. I remember waiting anxiously for the next book in the series to be released, spending the intervening time decorating my … Continue reading 8 reasons Luna Lovegood is the best Harry Potter character

Happiness is acceptance

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 becauseĀ 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

April love: We smile. We fight.

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.

April love: Inspiring quote

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