Turning 25

I lost a lot of weight this year.

Which feels funny to type, as it’s currently the holiday season and my clothes are fitting a biiiiiit tight. It’s also a week after my birthday (I have a whole 7 days of being 25 under my belt!) and a few days after my party. And I’ve been reflecting on how different I’m feeling than this time last year.

24 started out rough for me. It’s been a healing year, thankfully. But the healing came after the pain – old wounds, reopened, in order to heal properly this time around. Sometimes the surgeons have to go back in, to re-fix the same old problem. Sometimes wounds get infected, without proper care. Sometimes the sickness just keeps coming back, no matter how many remedies you’ve tried. But the good news? Healing is possible. Healing is worth fighting for. Read More

Dressember 17: Who Is Rory’s Luke?

For the month of December – in honor of Dressember – I’ll be blogging everyday! Thoughts on anything from fighting for justice to feminism, from dresses I’m wearing to books I’m reading, and everything in between. 


I’ve told you why it’s the best show in existence, I’ve explained why I’m obsessed with Lorelai. But let’s be real – the question everyone discusses when Gilmore Girls is over is who does Rory end up with??

I feel like we see Rory date every girl’s dream (which is probably what makes the show so addicting): the kind, sensitive one who happens to be the cute jock, the mysterious bad boy who happens to love classic literature, and the rich playboy who happens to fall for only her. Swoon. To all three. But with three so very different guys, who is Rory’s Mr Right? Read More

Dressember 16: Can I Be Lorelai Gilmore When I Grow Up?

For the month of December – in honor of Dressember – I’ll be blogging everyday! Thoughts on anything from fighting for justice to feminism, from dresses I’m wearing to books I’m reading, and everything in between. 


I’ve already explained my recent obsession with Gilmore Girls and why it’s the best show ever. Like, ever. It’s no debate, really. But I think my obsession  is partly due to one small fact (besides the stand alone amazingness of the show): I want to be Lorelai Gilmore when I grow up.

I casually mentioned to some friends how I think (…I dream) I’m pretty similar to Lorelai. I got the sass. I talk pretty fast. I love coffee. Really, we’re two peas in a pod, right? They informed me I’m more of a Rory. Sigh.

I know I’m soft spoken at first, over-analyze everything, and need lists like I need oxygen. I am klutzy. I speak my mind a little too often …and I do carry a book in my purse 90% of the time. Okay, so maybe I am Rory. They went on to say that I’m college Rory. Clarification needed, as we see Rory mature a lot throughout the series. So it’s a compliment, really. Rory Gilmore is intelligent and honest and quick thinking. She’s hard working and loyal and classy. Rory is great! But I still want to be Lorelai. Read More

Dressember 15: The Best TV Show that Ever Was

For the month of December – in honor of Dressember – I’ll be blogging everyday! Thoughts on anything from fighting for justice to feminism, from dresses I’m wearing to books I’m reading, and everything in between. 


I recently finished re-watching all 7 seasons of the best TV show there ever was. Let’s not talk about how quickly I got through 153 episodes, or how many times I told friends “Ohhhh, I can’t tonight….” Because I had plans. To spend the evening in Stars Hallow. With Lorelai and Rory. Read More