I Am Who I Am: An Introduction.

“One life.  Just one.  Why aren’t we running like we are on fire towards our wildest dreams?”  –Unknown. I’m officially starting a blog, aka getting naked in front of all of you.  I’ve been writing since I was a kid – whether it was a mini romance, my goals, a memoir to my piano, or…

Gucci Who?

As much as I would love to have the GG Marmont, dropping almost $1,500 on one bag just doesn’t make sense to me at this point in my life.  Even though this bag is not JUST a bag, but one of the most beautiful things I have ever set my eyes on… so beautiful, in fact,…

Best Drinks in Town.

Good weather means good times with good friends, and Salt Lake City has got some bangers out here.  These are my current favorite spots for the best drinks in town, with my go-to cocktail for each.  All of these cocktails are as delicious as the place’s vibes are cute.  They even have great food too. …

Monday Motivation: Boss Babes.

I met her over 10 years ago.  We knew each other from another life, a distant past, in which we both were busy finding ourselves, with not the faintest idea of where we’d both be in our lives today. Instagram kept us “in touch,” but her Insta feed barely even scratched the surface of the…

You Can’t Fake Passion.

I am a full-time corporate attorney, specializing in business formation, restructuring, and domestic and international tax planning.  I have these amazing opportunities to work with everything from fresh startup companies to multi-million dollar corporations. I am a wife, happily married to my best friend of almost eight years; a cat mom, to three of the…

You are Not Alone. I Understand. And You are Loved.

Depression.  Anxiety.  Tattoos.  Rape.  Race.  Religion.  PTSD.  Body Shapes.  Clothing Choices. So many stigmas surround every aspect of society today.  When and how did these stigmas begin?  Did one asshole just stand up one day and declare their disdain for another human’s characteristics or experiences, and then other assholes just decided that they agree? With…

Those Type A Blues.

“Type A Personality”: A temperament characterized by excessive ambition, aggression, competitiveness, drive, impatience, need for control, focus on quantity over quality and unrealistic sense of urgency.  It is commonly associated with risk of coronary disease and other stress-related ailments. I have ALWAYS been 1,000% that prototypical Type A person, overcome with OCD and anxiety, aka a…

Friends can be Fickle Foes, and It’s No One’s Fault.

This is a bit of a Part II to my previous post: Unicorn: Adult Best Friendships. I may be speaking from a place of bitter sadness, or this could just be a reality we refuse to accept or speak of. There are a ridiculous amount of quotes out there these days.  I am usually that annoying…

Mourning the Living Death of a Loved One to Addiction.

A Letter to ______________, It consumes your every fiber of being.  It hijacks each and every electrical pulse of your brainwaves, numbing and amplifying all of your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors at all the wrong times.  It creates the strongest psychological and physical dependence you have ever known, isolating you into the blackest hole of…

Beauty Really is in the Eye of the Beholder.

Walking the streets of Seoul, Korea is what I imagine walking the runway during Fashion Week feels like.  Almost every person you walk past is dressed to the nines, with their perfectly imperfectly tailored blazers and dresses, to their trendy but classic sneakers, and clean haircuts, all with some slouchy, sporty ease. For women, the…

10 Days in 1 Carry-On.

There’s something about packing for a trip, that kicks your anxiety into high-gear, making you feel like you MUST pack every single thing you own that you love, like, or “might need” (just-in-case).  I am so guilty of this, and the first time it really hit me, was when we went to Hawaii.  My husband…