Thoughts on Getting Older and My Last Year as a Twenty-Something

Thoughts on Getting Older and My Last Year as a Twenty-Something

There's something funny about birthdays and the way they force you to take a pause, assess your surroundings, and reflect on where you've been and where you're going. This Thursday is my 29th birthday. I'd hardly consider myself a crone, but I also think it's safe to say I've FINALLY graduated from the "finding myself" [...]

Why I Started a Book Club and What I’ve Learned Along the Way

Why I Started a Book Club and What I’ve Learned Along the Way

For years, I'd wanted to join a book club. They're the perfect dichotomy. On one hand, they create safe outlets for robust intellectual discourse and on the other, they're the perfect excuse to get together with your girlfriends on a school night and drink some wine. I'd never joined a book club before because they were [...]

Reflections on the Christchurch Attack

Yesterday, white supremacists walked into the Masjid al Noor mosque and the Linwood Masjid with assault rifles in their hands and hatred in their hearts and Christchurch, a city still recovering from the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, will not be the same. Around 3:00pm yesterday, I was sitting at my desk on the University of [...]

A Wedding Update: What’s Keeping Me Busy One Month Before the Big Day

A Wedding Update: What’s Keeping Me Busy One Month Before the Big Day

It may be raining nonstop here in Christchurch (seriously over this dreary weather), but that hasn't stopped me from juggling work, holiday prep, wedding planning, and some other exciting news I can't wait to share with you soon! With just over a month to go, we've had to get serious about crossing off items on [...]