Married at 22: A Year Down

Attention everyone: a year ago, today, was the best day of my life. There was vodka, burgundy, and dancing. Family, donuts, and fall colors. The air was brisk, my dress was off-white, the mountains familiar. More than one pair of eyes glistened, while laughter and sincerity radiated throughout the evening, keeping us warm. If I…

How to Deal with Bullies as an Adult

In my 23 years on the planet, most of them have been drama-free. This is a quiet badge of honor; I don't advertise it, or really talk about it much, but I lead the life of the peace-keeper. I credit this to some of my favorite traits: I'm empathetic, compassionate, sensitive, and kind-hearted. Some of…

Never Have I Ever, still going strong

Never Have I Ever is a popular game for inquisitive middle schoolers, high school athletes on long bus rides, and college kids who like to drink. People gravitate toward drinking games because consuming booze isn't quite entertaining enough. King's Cup is a popular drinking game that involves a can of beer, a deck of cards,…

Married at 22: the best things about me are NOT you

My husband Chad and I are coming up on seven years together, and one year married. Throughout this time, we've gone through a lot—hurdles, successes, and nearly every milestone that comes up in a young relationship's highs and lows. I've learned a lot. I've grown a lot. This growth has come independently and as a…