And This Is 30

And This Is 30

Birthdays turn her to mush (she's a memory hoarder). Today, she reflects on her twenties, saying goodbye to the decade her old soul has spent too many late flipping-and-flopping nights wishing away. Did her circumference widen with each new ring of growth? Did she learn to number her days? Sometimes she remembers, other times she [...]

How to Say “I Do” in Three Months’ Time

How to Say “I Do” in Three Months’ Time

I've heard rumors of courthouses. But there are also scribbled dreams in lock-and-key diaries of dancing under a white tent, string lights and stars glowing up above, or some other twinkly version of happily ever after. It's true, we planned a magical vineyard wedding in three months (and we're still in love). Many have asked [...]

How to Win the Day

How to Win the Day

Last night: chips and salsa, tacos, and sangria with my longest best friends. One declares she's learning to wait. (A fist pounded on the table to mark the historical moment.) She's the decision-maker of the team, so we cocked our heads a little bit, squinted, because this whole waiting to make a decision thing will [...]

How Long You Stay On A Treadmill Reveals a Lot About Your Future Self

How Long You Stay On A Treadmill Reveals a Lot About Your Future Self

I will not die on a treadmill. Let me back up a little bit. Angela Duckworth wrote a book called Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. In the chapter about how effort counts twice, she quotes Will Smith, who said, "The only thing that I see that is distinctly different about me is: I'm [...]