Make a New Things List

The first “new thing” that I marked off my list wasn’t technically new to me, although it had been fourteen years since I last played on a pottery wheel. In school we’re encouraged to try new things. Even in college, I remember feeling incredibly excited to flip through the course catalog–with seemingly endless possibilities. We… read more

One thing we can all work on

Hey! How are you? Good. Me too. It’s easier to say “I’m good.” “I’m good” avoids being vulnerable. “I’m good” is quick and painless. But not really. It can be incredibly painful when you’re not actually good. I find myself doing this because I’m afraid of burdening you with my struggles. Why bring you down when I can… read more

Light needs darkness as a way to mark her growth.

“Light needs darkness as a way to mark her growth.” This was originally from a poem I wrote about the changing seasons in Michigan, but this particular line has been stuck in my head lately. – I had a hard cry a couple nights ago. It feels important for me to share this because I… read more

Ready. Not ready.

Long, deep breaths. The air smelled (and tasted) like spray mount and I couldn’t decide if I liked it or not. Fitting because I also couldn’t figure out how I felt about graduating from design school. Ready. Not ready. My shoes stuck to the studio floor as I took one last walk around. For busy… read more

10 Life Lessons I Learned From A Tough Year

It’s never too late. Every day is a new opportunity to start fresh. If I feel trapped or stuck or headed in the wrong direction, I can change. I don’t know everything. No one does. And when I need help, all I have to do is ask. It’s okay to feel angry, hurt, disappointed and… read more