In 2016, I… Kicked off the year by diving into life in a new job in a new city. So many other things happened this year—and many of them were quite wonderful—but this part of it, the trying to make a go of life in a new job in a new city, has been the … Continue reading A Year in this Life
I’ve sat down so many times over the last several months and tried to write this post. This “so, I moved back to Michigan even though I said I’d never ever move back to Michigan (ever), now what” post. There are drafts of it from almost every month since I’ve been living here saved to … Continue reading Heart in Colorado, Roots in Michigan, and a Little Identity Crisis
A couple months ago I made a really big move. I left Vail, Colorado—my home for the last 10 years—and moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan—my home state. The decision to move came to me very quickly. I had been mulling a move, a change, for several months. It was clear things weren’t working as they … Continue reading A Big Move, or Bright Stars Big Lakes
I can’t tell you how much I love greeting cards. I love sending them and I love receiving them. It’s so nice to open up my mailbox and find one of those sturdy envelopes, hand-addressed by someone I love amongst all the bills and junk. It makes me smile every time. I especially love the … Continue reading Just a Little Post About Greeting Cards
I always think about being in a kid in summer whenever the first genuinely hot days of the season arrive, and especially around the 4th. Lately, as I try to savor each fleeting day—they seem to pass faster every year—I’ve been thinking about all my favorite parts of summer as a kid.