Farewell 2019: Here’s to the end (and start) of an era

It’s New Years Eve, 2020. The last day of 2019. I couldn’t sleep last night and instead of counting sheep started counting all the blessings and adventures over the course of this past decade….Graduating college. Starting my first job. Getting out of DC and re-crossing paths with my soul mate and now husband. Moving out…

12 Things I Learned From the Whirlwind Year that was 2018

Ah, January. It’s that time of year when you can sense the freshness of new beginnings and best-intentioned resolutions in the air. When the feeling of people who are eager to take on challenges, quizzes, and new behaviors to try to kick bad habits or live their best lives surround us at every look and…

When the Unthinkable Follows You Home from New York to Pittsburgh

Throughout my life, I’ve lived in five cities across three different continents. Out of all the places I’ve lived, nowhere has been as warm and welcoming as Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I’ve always been proud to call Pittsburgh my hometown; a tough yet kind city built on blood, sweat, and steel. Pittsburgh is the place that taught…

6 Things 2016 Taught Me

It’s that time of year again. The time when you see gyms full of those working towards short-lived resolutions, the time when magazine headlines and morning talk shows are all talking about “New Year, New You.” Admittedly, I think we’d all call ourselves a “work-in-progress”. Starting into 2017, that’s where I am. I have challenges…