It’s Not About Being Fearless

My phone buzzed. A text from my sister. She was boarding her plane for a weekend of ropings and rodeos. It makes me nervous traveling to just a bordering state – I have so much respect for your crazy travels! It’s a sentiment I hear often. People assume that because …

The Beauty of Heartbreak

There is a beauty that lies in having your heart smashed. Crumpled. Broken. Earth-shattering-sudden-ending broken. Swift-and-deep-unrequited-desire smashed. Tiny-trust-questioning crumpled. You won’t know it at the time. It will just hurt. And that’s okay. But at some point you’ll be able to see the beauty. The beauty of having been loved …

Focus on Where You Want to Go

I knew the moment it was going to happen. It was a split second flash, but my fate was settled. Sure enough, a brief moment later I was airborne. A slow motion flight up and up. Followed by a fast plummet to the unforgiving ground. My friends rushed over. We …

Even Tiny Pain is Real

Heavy silence swam through the phone lines. Silent weeping on my end. Fervid wishing for a cure on my mom’s. Finally, I took a big breath. I know there are people out there that have it worse, but this really sucks. I felt incrementally better as I spoke this truth. …

Akamas Peninsula Go Here, Do This

Get up early. Seriously, before the sun rises. Drive the rental car to the end of the peninsula. Up the bumpy road. Park in the dirt, between a few strange, seemingly abandoned trailers. Walk past the donkeys, down the hill to the beach. Enjoy a few hours solitude before the …

You’re Only as Sick as Your Secrets

My mom taught me this phrase You’re only as sick as your secrets. It’s one of the most honest and useful lessons she’s ever shared. Yet I always have this awkward internal struggle when passing it on to someone. A moment where I cringe in discomfort that they’ll ask its …

Burn It Down

Light the match. Torch it up. Burn it down. So much in my life has changed over the past couple of years and while the foundation is the same, it’s time for an entirely new structure to emerge. I originally built this site with a passion for bringing handmade back …