FIRST: we already know things aren’t simple or good

If there’s any all-encompassing deep, dark truth that we’ve learned in 2020, it’s probably rooted in the fact that we have very little control over the big picture. We can do the best under the circumstances, but at the end of the day, bad things will sometimes happen, jealousies will take hold, and things will…

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cutting out what holds you back

There’s a large green hedge that sits at the corner of our office entrance. Over the winter months, it grows a little unruly: some branches sticking out further than others; its tiny, prickly leaves poking any stray arm that crosses its path. On a clear day, you’d pay no mind. But on a rainy day,…

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less pressure, more grace

Last weekend, on the way home from a trip (during which I had a very good time), I found myself crying through half the ride home. I wasn’t sad. And I wasn’t exactly upset. I was just majorly stressed out. The hustle I’d been living over the last month was doing me no good and…

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and what did i find? a reflection on 30 days without instagram

I left to find peace. I left to find quiet. I left to stop comparing, to stop obsessing, to stop wishing, and to just be. And what did I find? Well, I’ll admit the first couple days were hard. I’d be sitting on the couch, watching a movie, and find some insatiable “need” to be…

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