You (Really) Can’t Go Home Again

I cried for an hour straight last night. I haven’t done that since my father died. You’re probably wondering what the girl who just traveled the world for an entire year has to cry about. Don’t worry, I get annoyed with myself sometimes too. But Thomas Wolfe was right, you can’t go home again. And […]

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The TSA Agent Who Changed My Life

I was flying to Los Angeles after burying my father when an irritable TSA agent yelled at me for forgetting to take off my jacket. I peaked up at the gruff man towering over me with tears in my eyes and pleaded, “My dad just died. Can you be nice to me? Please?” There are […]

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A Stranger In The Mirror

I stared in the mirror for five minutes straight this morning. A stranger stared back at me. I don’t think she blinked. …but she smiled at me. She was happy. She studied my face while I synchronously examined her. I was taken aback by how confident she was. She wasn’t scared. She was empowered… and […]

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A Response To “A Letter To My Future Husband”

My dear friend, Stephen Lewis Hildreth, made me the loveliest video in the world after reading what I wrote to my future husband. Stephen is already behind the sweetest thing someone has ever done for me, but he outdid even himself with this one. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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I’ll Meet You In Switzerland

My favorite story about my father is something you only find in fairy tales. Because truth be told, he really was my mom’s prince. At 24, my mom thought my 30 year-old dad was too old to date her; but nevertheless, he persistently asked her out. She eventually relented, but he could never quite convince her that […]

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