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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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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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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Bucket List: Dinner In The Sky

This may just be at the very top of my favorite bucket list moments EVER! I had dinner in the sky over Valletta, Malta…which was also on my bucket list because it is a UNESCO World Heritage site! So double the fun and specialness (Is that a word? Yeah, OK, I googled it…)!

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Bucket List: Stonehenge

I know. I know. It is the world’s most famous prehistoric monument…but I just love the conspiracy theories!

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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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Bucket List: Be In Two Places At Once

What teen girl from the 00’s doesn’t remember that scene from A Walk To Remember? Being in two places at once has been on my bucket list ever since! But instead of a state line, I did it with countries (Scotland & England)!  

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