Chile Peppers, Trust, and Cutting Through: On Writing my First Book

“I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing that I wanted to do.” – Georgia O’Keeffe   I’m reporting in from New Mexico, where I am on a pilgrimage to write my first book Zest and Soul. Somewhere between drinking habanero fudge … Continue reading Chile Peppers, Trust, and Cutting Through: On Writing my First Book

What I Wish I Had Known When I Graduated College

Graduation season brightens my heart. When I walk into bookstores and see Oh The Places You’ll Go prominently displayed, I remember the excitement and hope of being on the edge of a new era. My first year after college was more challenging than I expected, and there are a few things I wish I had … Continue reading What I Wish I Had Known When I Graduated College

Au Revoir, 2013: A Tribute

I love the fresh start of a new year. Every December I daydream in the realm of possibility - I envision the person I want to be, all of her blossoming wishes and truths, and I paint a picture in my imagination of how my efforts in the next year will support me on my … Continue reading Au Revoir, 2013: A Tribute

Authenticity Meets the Little Puzzle Piece

“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.” – May Sarton One winter when I was in college, a giant snowstorm clobbered Chicago and essentially closed down the city. Classes were cancelled and we were snowed into our apartment, so my friends and I worked on … Continue reading Authenticity Meets the Little Puzzle Piece

At 23 – Passion, Peril, Confusion, Resurrection

“…It may be that when we no longer know what to do we have come to our real work, and that when we no longer know which way to go we have come to our real journey...” – Wendell Berry   I want to record this moment. I am 23 years old. I am sitting … Continue reading At 23 – Passion, Peril, Confusion, Resurrection