Lessons From the Quarantine

Yesterday evening we were out walking our dog, a new daily ritual that I really love, and Shaun asked me this: “what are the lessons you’ve learned from the quarantine?” First of all, I thanked him for this question. I’m usually the one who asks the questions, but mine are typically random, and I force Shaun to come up with answers to crazy things like ‘what is your favorite thing about us’ and ‘what are ...

When You Want Something

"For what it’s worth... it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit. Start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you’ve never felt before. I hope you ...

Six Ways to Make Friends as an Adult

I’ve recently been asked how I successfully make new friends. Someone referred to me last week as the “Queen of meeting new people.” Well, it’s one thing to meet new people when you’re seven and on a soccer team or eleven and all the kids in the neighborhood ride bikes together. That’s easy. Making friends as an adult is a whole different ballgame. That got me thinking- maybe I should share some of my tips ...

Heads, Carolina Tails, California

I have always been infatuated with the idea of living on the west coast. This fascination started right after college when my friend Nicole and I flew out to visit another one of our besties, Leah, who was living in La Jolla and working as a traveling nurse. As soon as I arrived, I was in love. I felt like I was meant to be there. I loved the people I met, the beaches we visited, and ...