Confidence, Choas, and Childhood Clarity

From the moment the sun kissed my skin my mom knew I’d be a little different. Her only girl who seemed to live a world of my own. I fell in love with words as a library kid visiting worlds before I could even ride a bike. Every kid got in trouble but my mischief…

Inflight Entertainment: I Was a Flight Attendant

“I’ve never been to Texas. I hear they have good food.” It didn’t take much to talk myself into interviewing for a flight attendant job. It was the year 2013 and after getting laid off from my first full-time job and finishing an AmeriCorps term, it was time for next big adventure. Once I found…

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…

We Need to Talk About Salaries

In college I was a bit of a “trouble maker” but I was taught to question everything. Unhappy with the food options at my university I questioned why I was paying thousands of dollars for a meal plan that was mediocre at best. No one bothered giving me an acceptable answer and when I encouraged…

& Halloween Happened

I landed in Pittsburgh on October 30th not the 31st. This was done intentionally. After spending the 30th stressing like a crazy person, trying to make sure my TV would be shipped in a timely and cost effective manner, and making sure I had everything settled with my security deposit, I was ready to go…

& Highlights of My Day

I voted this morning. I did not get a sticker. I wanted a darn sticker! I got a job today and it’s kind of sort of using my degree. I went to Joe’s Crab Shack. Apparently on Tuesdays select drinks and appetizers are $2 I helped my aunt create a resume and apparently that was…