I’m afraid of other designers.

I’m afraid of other designers. I’m afraid that everyone I know will find out that there are other designers out there in the world who are more qualified, more dynamic, more eloquent, more trend-conscious, more ballsy, more creative, just plain MORE than me. Until fairly recently I have actively avoided these creatures of inhuman perfection,… read more


Hair collected at my feet as Ryan (my supportive husband) buzzed off the scraggly remains of my ponytail. Maybe I was a bit delirious, but all I could visualize in that moment was ceremoniously throwing all of my hair ties into a fire and warrior crying at the top of my lungs. I’m donating Beast… read more

I’m afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter.

I’ve been a full-time freelancer for 10 months. My friend Chad says that freelancers are modern-day cowboys and I’d like to think it’s true. Partially because it makes me sound badass and partially because it makes me feel badass. Spoiler alert! Freelance is hard, especially when you’re new. I thought going into this that it would… read more