October 17, 2019

I am in a toxic relationship. With myself.

The reason I decided to speak out about it is because I have come to realize that I am not the only person who can identify with this problem.

It is a very real mental struggle that I now spend half of my day recognizing and trying to heal. 

I use to be a confident woman. Growing up, I always had a sense of myself and was proud to be who I was. I believed I had so much to offer the world...

February 15, 2019

I am sappy about love. I recognize all its complexities and empathize with its lack of rules. And, hayl, I just like a good a love story. Love is interesting. It has no bounds it has no law, and how it's perceived and experienced can determine ones entire entity. No pressure, right? Finding actual love, the real McCoy, takes time and some painful trial and errors. We web together all these parts of ourselves that we have gaine...

February 7, 2019

I am writing from the depths of my 100th meltdown

staring at a pan of burnt sweet potato fries.

The stove is my enemy and, to my prediction,

my inevitable demise. 

I wonder where it went, 

my domestication got lost in transit.

I fear the spatula and the whisk 

are conspiring as I await their gambit.

The pressure of expectation

says I should be good at this.

I want to be a helpful wife,

but I feel a continual swing and a mi...

February 2, 2019

Saturday mornings have been a sacred ritual since we were kids. You lay there an extra moment after opening your eyes, rubbing the Friday night pizza crust from them. A large bowl of cereal is eaten at the altar where cartoons cradled our innocence. The sun comes in through your bedroom window more politely on Saturdays. Something about not being in a rush to enjoy the sun makes it burn for light and not scorch for time. Satur...

November 21, 2018

      Super excited to share our wedding video with you guys!!! Casson Creative did an amazing job capturing the love that surrounded us that night. Jonathan was such a pleasure to work with. He was kind and considerate and had an infectious smile on the whole night. His creativity is beautiful we will cherish this video forever!



May 18, 2018

I finally get to call Johnny my fiance....AGAIN! Yes, this is the second time that we have been engaged. To me, it feels like the first time though. As we started to share our background with those who asked the awkward question of why, we were pleasantly taken back by its affect on people. With that, we ultimately came to the decision that we are each given a situation and story with the intent for it to be shared. 



December 21, 2017

Photo by: Beauty in a Minute Photography 

Growing up, I considered myself a feminist. Once I was older and learned the actual word in school, I finally had a word to describe what I stood for. I did not feel the need to make it known, wear it on a shirt or write it on a mug, or used it to find an identity in. People grew to know that about me through my actions and the way I held myself. They knew it by how I stood up for mysel...

October 4, 2017

Time to spill. Think it's time I address a big part of who I am that I've kept in the dark for most of my life. Tomorrow I will be undergoing my 5th hip surgery for my hip dysplasia. Yeah, more than blows to say the least. When I found out I needed another operation I was numb. I felt so use to receiving that news I wasn't affected the same way this time around. I wasn't ready to disappear for two or three months and keep it i...

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