[random act of kindness?]

Today I went full jihad on those shin splints, because I’ll be damned if I will let them make my Disney Princess run less enjoyable. I worked too hard not to be sidelined by some whiny shins. On my lunch break, I went to Walmart to get new shoe inserts and some compression socks (both…

[2012 resolution]

So far, I’ve spent 2013 CRUSHING IT with the Brita water pitcher I got for Christmas: At this time last year, however, I had the loftier goal of being a more loving person, a goal I both managed to fail at (mostly) and achieve (sometimes). One thing I did to help me in that endeavor…

[i knew i was in the wrong state!]

In an effort to get out of my comfort zone and “put myself out there” more when it comes to dating, I took a baby step and opened up a profile on OKCupid. That’s pretty much all I will say on the subject, right after I share with you what I got in my email…

[give back to your barista]

The holiday season can be hectic. Coffee helps to cope with the mania. Baristas also help to cope with the mania because they are the ones whipping up that delicious sanity-in-a-mug. So this season, let a barista know just how much you appreciate him or her. Read more here. Intriguing teaser for the win, what…

[millennials and dating]

You won’t often see me write about love, dating, and relationships because a) I’m not Carrie Bradshaw, and b) there are more important things currently taking up my time. But today I read bits and pieces from The Gaggle, a book about how Millennials do the whole love and dating thing, and now I pretty…

[dear justin silver: please marry me]

So it looks like the whole Mike Rowe¬†thing didn’t work out. But it’s okay. I’m a big girl. After a pint of Ben & Jerry’s and taking the appropriate amount of time out to grieve a non-acceptance of a ridiculous marriage proposal to a pseudo-celebrity, I’m ready to get back in the game. I’ve moved…

[just another fairy tale?]

Last night, a friend of mine from the young adults group at my church emailed out a link to this magazine to a bunch of us ladies in the group. It’s a new magazine geared towards Catholic women, written by young adults. I haven’t gotten to read the entire thing just yet, but I did…

[some thoughts about valentine’s day]

Happy Valentine’s Day! That simple well wish may have caused you to have one of two knee-jerk reactions: “Ugh, I had almost forgotten it was Valentine’s Day, why did you have to bring it up and make me bitter all over again?” or, “Hooray! Valentine’s Day is here! Hearts and kisses and love,nbsp;yippee!” From what…

[2012]

So what the hell happened to 2011? I feel like it went so fast, if you blinked, you missed it. I feel like that was the fastest year in my adult life. But no matter whether the past year zoomed by or mosey-ed along at a crawl for you, here we all are at the…

[these are my confessions]

Oh no I did not just reference an Usher song! (Yes. Yes, I did.) Yesterday, I went to confession for the first time in three and-a-half years. I was a little terrified. Confession is something I haven’t gotten fully comfortable with (yet) since I came into the Church. Honestly, sometimes I wish this was something…