I’m afraid of barfing.

“You asked me once, what was in Room 101. I told you that you knew the answer already. Everyone knows it. The thing that is in Room 101 is the worst thing in the world.” —Nineteen Eighty-Four Anyone familiar with George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel remembers Room 101 – the torture chamber in which a… read more

My Letter

This is an excerpt from my Letter to My Future Self. I didn’t worry about grammar or sentence structure, I just wrote. Dear Krystle,   2013 was a year of change, reflection, heartbreak and courage. You realized that life is fragile and that you must take advantage of your time here and pursue a life… read more

Letter to My Future Self

I started writing letters to my future self while I was in middle school. Each letter started with “Dear Krystle” across the top and I’d write these lengthy, second-person pep talks to myself. I was convinced that these letters would allow me to travel through time to visit my past and future selves. Seriously, physics… read more

End of Year Reflections

These are a few of my answers to my 2013 End of Year Reflections printable. It’s not easy thinking about the challenges that I’ve faced this year, but I’ve found that the biggest lessons are stitched into the seams of high highs meeting low lows. Challenges come along and force us to make changes. We stop everything… read more

End of Year Reflections: Part 1

I’ve been thinking about the resolutions that I’ve made over the years. One year Ryan and I decided to go vegan for the whole month of January. That also happened to be the month that my sister was staying with us. Wasn’t that fun, meat-loving sister? The pizza withdrawal dreams were intense, but we begrudgingly… read more

Introducing “My Best Year Yet Calendar + Guide”

I’ve collaborated with the talented Andrea Genevieve Michnik to create My Best Year Yet Calendar + Guide. Andrea approached me a few months ago because she had an idea that she’d been kicking around to create a downloadable calendar for female entrepreneurs or those who aspire to launch their own business. Erin introduced her to me because… read more