Return to Sender and Why Breakups Aren’t Failures

I self-published Return to Sender October 2018, but the book took a few years of collecting and reflecting the emotions from my first serious relationship. It follows me and at my most vulnerable points. There was purpose in the organization of the poems as the book reads like a story. It starts in the heat…

Self-Confidence Wasn’t Built in a Day

Fun fact: No one really knows what they’re doing! The universe isn’t conspiring against you. In the age of instant gratification society thinks everything should happen within two days of asking for it. That is not the case with inner self-care. You can read every self-help book out there but unless you’re willing to put…

Timeless: For My Pappy’s Birthday

Staring at him laying in the hospital bed that the nurse had set up began this emptiness in my stomach that I knew would not be temporary. I thought about how he was battling cancer and pneumonia and the doctors sent him home saying there was nothing else they could do for him.  I thought…

I’m a Millennial Mayor

It was our parents that told us that we could be whatever we wanted. I’ve been a secretary (fun), an AmeriCorps member (proud), flight attendant (interesting), IT Business Analyst (weird right), and now I can add millennial mayor to that list. On February 11th, 2019 I was sworn in as Braddock’s youngest mayor. I went…

24 Things I’ve Accomplished Before 30

I’ve been told that I have so many stories to be so young. I’ve looked to several other bucket lists for things to do before I’m thirty and quickly came to the realization that, “been there done that” is a straight up mood. Observations like this is why I no longer participate in games of…

A Long Happy Weird Society

It’s sad that we sometimes have trouble with being properly appreciated because we’re so used to this throwaway narcissistic, instant gratification society. Society made self-love an insecurity because people who like themselves and embrace their flaws are weird. Weird is mostly synonymous with uncool. Quirks are frowned upon because we all should be clones second…

Why I Choose Carlow?

“I was a fan of Carlow before I could even fully comprehend college and I have the Polaroid somewhere to prove it.” I still remember it like it was yesterday. Little old me jumping up and down on the small dormitory bed in my soft pink nightgown feeling like the coolest kid in the world….

So You Want to Start a Blog?

Ayye! Nice blog how do I start one? I’ve had several people ask me this very question to where at one point writing this post was haunting me in my sleep. Instead of a step by step guide on how to start some epic blog here are some of the best tips on how and…

Situationships: You’re Single Until You’re Not

“Oh we together but we’re not together together.” “It’s complicated.” Is it though? Is it really that complicated? Sis, you deserve better and if you’re still tip toeing through the dreaded situationship, you’re single until you and the other person exchange some kind of labels. So many people claim that labels are terrible and that…

Let’s Cancel Cuffing Season

I am in no way proposing such a thing because I’m single. After my last (almost decade long on/off) relationship I’ve been happily dating myself (it’s less stressful by far). Back when that relationship started, unlimited texting was expensive and selfies weren’t even selfies yet. Talking was pretty much the only thing we used phones…