Over a year ago, I published a blogpost about anxiety in which I wrote about the stigma surrounding mental illness and described what anxiety is like for those who might not understand it. The response I got blew me away. For weeks afterward, friends, coworkers, volunteers, family, and even Internet strangers told me how they … More Rise II: It’s Time To Talk About Depression
One year ago today was one of the worst days of my life. On May 4, 2017, I lost one of my dearest friends in the world. Having been in the horse rescue world for almost a decade, I love each and every horse I care for with everything I have. They are my brothers … More One Year and An Announcement
Last May, I traveled to London solo. Each day I wrote about my adventures in my London Take Two series… and never quite finished it! I still had one last post, about my final day, which sat in my blog folder for these past seven months until I finally brushed it off, polished it up, … More London Take Two: Day 9 – May 31, 2017 And Beyond
Thursday: November 9, 2017 If a heart attack were ever to visit me during my 20s, this would have been that day. I woke up in our Washington D.C. Airbnb somewhere around 8am (6am Arizona time). Alex was exhausted and feeling a little under the weather after walking seven miles around in the cold the … More Honeymoon 2017: Part Two – Philadelphia
At some point during this trip, I thought vaguely about taking my laptop out to blog about each day of our honeymoon. I’d done that every day in London, after all. Then I laughed and thought, “Nah.” I decided to live out each moment of our honeymoon instead of worrying about writing each day. Besides, … More Honeymoon 2017: Part One – Washington, D.C.
Single digits. After nearly fifteen months of wedding planning… we’re down to single digits before the big day. We’re nine days away from The Wedding (note the capitals), and – while simultaneously answering emails, confirming vendors, sending out final deposits, preparing our honeymoon, finalizing signs, going over the final seating chart, sending off notes to … More The Final Countdown
“The Earth is my sister; I love her daily grace, her silent daring, and how loved I am how we admire this strength in each other, all that we have lost, all that we have suffered, all that we know: we are stunned by this beauty, and I do not forget what she is to … More Monument Valley + Hovenweep National Monument + Southern Utah 2017