Have you ever been bullied? Have you ever had people say mean things to you? Has anyone ever talked behind your back, maybe someone you thought was a friend turned out to have a secret vendetta against you? Have you ever done that yourself? I know I have. I think it’s easier to remember whenContinue reading “When you’re an accidental jerk”
I LOVE cookies. Chocolate chip is my favorite – nothing wrong with going classic. It’s especially perfect when the cookie is still warm. But raw, unbaked dough? Not my thing. It’s not really the raw eggs or the possibility of salmonella. I just dislike the texture and I much prefer melty chocolate chips over theContinue reading “Hot take: I don’t like cookie dough”
Given my ever-budding love for the outdoors, this book is like a rite of passage for outdoorsy women. Quick rundown: it’s a memoir by a woman who hiked the Pacific Crest Trail four years after the death of her mother. She’d gone completely off the deep end, did drugs, cheated on her husband excessively, andContinue reading “Amateur book review: Wild”
I don’t have much time today – I’m helping judge a debate tournament, of all things. But luckily my lack of background/skill in debate is just as necessary and I get free food! But in the spirit of Austin Kleon and Show Your Work life, here’s something I created in his Steal Like An Artist Journal.
The first was Austin Armstrong, a boy I didn’t like at all. Back in 6th grade he was bullied by most of us because he picked his nose and even though everyone did it on the DL he did it in public and that was simply unacceptable because did he even wash his HANDS? Gross,Continue reading “The Three Austins In My Life”
Every year for homecoming BYU has an essay contest. I’ve never entered an essay contest before, so I decided to enter it this year. The theme was “Make your mark” and we had to incorporate teachings from Abraham O. Smoot, who helped found BYU. I didn’t win, but here’s the essay.
“So was James one of your close high school friends?” Austin asked me. We were standing next to a bridge over a tiny creek in a more rural part of Juneau, Alaska. Our Airbnb was next to a forest that covered a rather steep and slightly imposing mountain. The area was as if everyone whoContinue reading “Long post about old friends”
I follow Humans of New York on Instagram. If there was ever a cause that impressed me and inspired me, this is it.