Unrequited Love

I’m in love with someone and they don’t love me back. It’s mostly ok. Minus the screaming part. I feel like I’m a catch. He makes me feel like shit. That’s the thing, right? About unrequited love? Unreasonable? Overwhelming? Pathetic? It would be one thing to be a twenty-something and feel this way. The world […]

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7 Years Gone?

Joelle Pittman

Exactly one year ago today, I told Rachel Black, who was sitting on my couch with a glass of Prosecco in hand, that there was no way in hell I was going to a Memphis horse show. If I went, I would undoubtedly walk away with a new horse and I didn’t have the time or […]

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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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Please Deliver To My Father In Heaven

Dad, I’m sorry I haven’t written sooner. I thought I should have something interesting to say or accomplished a big life goal…but I’ve only recently realized that showing up or reaching out is the entire point – not so much what you say. So what’s happened these past five years? I suppose the most exciting thing […]

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Mugged In Malaysia

I’m actually surprised it took this long. Seven months on the road and not even a hint of someone trying to steal from me. There was the unfortunate food poisoning incident in Vietnam that landed me in a hospital (scary), but as far as travel catastrophes go, I’ve been lucky. Even now, I know it could have […]

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Bucket List: Adopt A Buffalo In My Father’s Memory

It’s 2017, y’all! New year, new resolutions! This year, I will mark off one bucket list item every single day… First up, adopting a buffalo from Shelby Farms in memory of my father. I tried to name a star after my dad…but that didn’t go as planned (see video). This actually works out better as it supports the […]

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And I Miss You

I’m homesick. There. I said it. I know you’ve been disappointed in the past. …because I wasn’t. You thought that to be unreasonable, insensitive, callous even. And maybe you were right. Maybe I did shut off some of my emotions for the past seven months. Adventure called to me and I dove in. New experiences, […]

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