Embrace love, today and every day

Throughout high school, the cool thing was to be indifferent and cynical, especially when it came to romance and feelings. Love? Overrated. We would roll our eyes at couples that were gushy and emotional, go into any new relationships with a realistic sense of self, and complain to our friends about excessive PDA when people…

I’ve Never Really Liked Tag

It's true: while the game of tag has always crept into my surroundings—as an out-of-breath kid who wondered why others were so easily tricked into exercising, and now as a blogger that feels overwhelmed when my handle pops into "Follow Friday" tweets—I've always avoided it. Like when I was a kid, it now has nothing…

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…

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…