Good morning, Friends! Lately I’ve been seeing friends post photos from our senior year – all of us very tan and wearing fashions that are, somehow, back in style – in solidarity with students who are missing out on theirs. My senior year of high school was both traumatic and one of the loveliest years … Continue reading On Grief and Hope.
Friends, I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I'm thankful for many things this year - one of which was the Friendsgiving I attended. I spent the morning cleaning and cooking and missing my family, but as I walked into my friends' home, I could hardly believe how much life and joy was gathered … Continue reading Giving Thanks.
Today is my birthday – I am now 34 years old, which is strange to say. I haven’t yet gotten used to the feel of the number. Friends and family wished me Happy Birthday, and some of those messages came from the UK, Spain, India, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. Each message reminded me how fortunate … Continue reading I Am Rich.
This past weekend, I traveled to Indiana - my home state - for a visit with friends. We solidified these friendships while living in New York City, and most of us have since moved. Several moved to places closer to family, where they've built incredible careers, bought houses, raised puppies - now, some are raising … Continue reading Making Peace.
My friend Kirsten took me to my first yoga class, a by-donation community class in Manhattan. I’d never done yoga and am not particularly flexible, so it took some convincing. “Yoga is magic,” she said, as though she were in on a secret. We joined a crowd of others with mats slung confidently over their … Continue reading I Am Here.
Happy Sunday, friends! I hope you've all had a wonderful weekend - mine was lovely. Yesterday, we had our annual alumni ski day at Arapahoe Basin. We reserve a spot on the "beach," where people tailgate all day, dancing in neon snowsuits and petting dogs that wander by in search of a hot dog forgotten … Continue reading Leaning Into Life.
Hi friends! It's been a wonderful weekend of good friends and good wine, and looking at mummies and dinosaur fossils. I hope yours was equally magical! This week, I was given a tiny miracle. Years ago, my mom gave me the Elsa Peretti "J" necklace from Tiffany & Co. for Christmas. It was special and … Continue reading Friday Miracle.
Happy New Year, friends! During this first week of this new year, I'm adjusting my typical New Year routine. Most years, I sit down with a pad of paper and a fresh pen to write my New Year goals. (In our family, we like to have goals to which we aspire as opposed to resolutions … Continue reading New Year/New Tune.
Hi friends! We made it through another Monday, which is cause enough for gratitude and celebration. The reward for this, of course, is a new episode of The Bachelor. Yes, friends. I love The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, and I've been known to dabble in Bachelor in Paradise. Hate on it if you wish, but … Continue reading Lady Problems.
Happy New Year's Eve, friends! [Ed. note - the writer may have, uh, fallen asleep before midnight and forgotten to finish this post.] Whatever holidays you celebrate (or not - it's a free country), I hope they've been great. I got to spend Christmas "back home again in Indiana," where it was a disorienting and … Continue reading Regroup!