What Bachelorette JoJo Can Teach Us About Owning a First Date

I’m a huge fan of JoJo, this season’s Bachelorette. 1.) I think she’s adorable 2.) I’m jealous of her hair but (most importantly) 3.) I think she’d be really fun to hang out with. She seems to be authentic and unafraid to be herself. Beyond these points, I also think JoJo is quite excellent at […]

What I’ve Learned Almost 3 Years After Starting a New Life in an Entirely New City

Yesterday I signed the paperwork to renew my lease for my third year in Charlotte. It’s hard to believe. In so many ways I feel like Charlotte has always been home, but I also have such a clear memory of sitting at Wegmans (shout out to fellow Wegmans junkies!) with my mom crying and worrying about […]

Sometimes Adulting Means Crying in a Car Dealership

I turned 28 last month, and if I’ve learned one thing as I get closer and closer to 30 it’s this: adulting is a spectrum. It’s an ever-changing ebb and flow. Some days you’re like, “I’m so put together and professional. I’m the epitome of a grown up. Everyone could learn from me.” Other days […]

Steeplechases, Asheville, and My First Port-a-Potty Experience: Why You Should Say Yes to New Things

Unconsciously, 2016 has become my year of saying yes to unfamiliar stuff and I’m loving it. My natural tendency is to keep things in my little bubble. I like to be safe and comfortable. This means you can usually find me in the same few neighborhoods drinking the same drinks or going to the same concerts. […]

How to Tell If Your Side Project is Worth the Effort

Exactly 22 weeks ago, one of my best friends on this planet and I sat down to record a podcast. We decided to call it The Margarita Confessionals, because we were covering the topics we always talked about over margaritas: dating, relationships, guys in general, and friendships. We were in her living room, sharing one […]