Happy 2018!

Happy 2018 y'all! I'm thrilled to be starting a new year right here – I mean that in both my physical location and emotional state. 2017 was a wild ride. Around this time last year Russ and I were doubling down on our plan to buy our first home. (I shared details of what we... Continue Reading →

The peace rally that was

Tonight I went to a Black Lives Matter peace rally in Greenville. Less than 24 hours after a peaceful BLM rally was interrupted by a shooting that left five cops dead, I went to my first BLM rally. Peace they promised and peace they delivered. I have many words in my mind that I want... Continue Reading →

I don’t see my fiance during the week, except for occasional lunches. We work different schedules. I arrive home from work an hour or so after he leaves to start his day. Most weeks we meet for lunch on Wednesday. He usually comes downtown and we pick a spot on a bench or by the river... Continue Reading →

Pickens County

It's hard when I'm on a trail not to look around and think of who's been there before. I look up the hill beside me and imagine how the natives might've run criss-cross paths through the trees. This was their land long before anyone carved out trails and nailed markers to tree trunks. I imagine how... Continue Reading →

a sort of love letter to the upstate

One day last year I was pushing a cart down the grocery aisle at my local target store when I turned the corner and ran into my older sister. I was surprised to see her on my side of town on a random weeknight, but loved the little moment of running into her at one of... Continue Reading →

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