Ohio City Photo Ops

Ohio City Photo Ops

This summer, thanks to the Cleveland Leadership Center’s (i)Cleveland program, I got to peer beyond the walls of my cubicle and spend time exploring the neighborhoods of Ohio City—an adventure that introduced me to new greenspaces and artwork and helped expand my perception of this area of Cleveland beyond Mitchell’s Ice Cream and the West […]

Goat Yoga? Maaaa-maste!

As a proudly-proclaimed Goat Washer—a name my parents coined after joking that I find so much enjoyment in seemingly strange activities that if someone were to create a “Goat Washing Club,” I would eagerly join and become its president—I often feel compelled to uphold my title by trying new activities of all varieties. When I […]

20 Things I Learned Before Turning 20

20 Things I Learned Before Turning 20

At five years old, I wanted nothing more than to skip right over the dullness of childhood and embrace the life of glamorous freedom that only a teenager could embody. Teenagers, I supposed, had boyfriends, carried purses and always wore sparkly, hot pink shirts (I know this because I refused to wear any article of […]

Eighty Years

In the year 1937, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was sworn in for the second time, the Golden Gate Bridge opened and Amelia Earhart made her first attempt to fly around the world. Oh, yeah—and my grandpa was born! Today, my grandpa—more commonly known as Poppy—turns eighty years old. EIGHTY! I keep staring at the number […]

#70: Will I Become a Coffee Drinker?

This week, a wave of nostalgia struck when I realized that I’m officially halfway done with my college experience. (I’d say that I’m “over the hill,” but fortunately, I go to Ohio University– I’m going to be walking up a hill for the next two years of my life.) I took a mini break from studying […]

One Year Later…

Inspiration has always struck me at the most inopportune times. I have piles of notebooks filled with half-finished stories and nonsensical elementary school ramblings jotted down in the dark as I tried to clear my mind before falling asleep, and my high school swim coach once bought me a waterproof notepad so I could spend my […]

Little Things to Love

Valentine’s Day is just one big, pink, glittery hullabaloo. Now, don’t get me wrong– I enjoy a good glittery hullabaloo, particularly when it involves copious amounts of chocolate and gigantic teddy bears. Truthfully, there really is nothing wrong with devoting an entire holiday to love. After spending so much of the last year focusing on the […]

Rulez 4 Life

In the midst of a recent cleaning frenzy, I uncovered a holy grail of self-help mantras that dripped with advice as though it had absorbed the mound of Seventeen magazines packed around it. The book cover’s promises to guide me through tips, rules, how-tos and pictures lured me in, guaranteeing my success in the upcoming school year. I […]

A Red, Red Sunset

Ahhh… Summer break! I thought to myself, hopefully yet naively as I punctuated the last sentence of my last final of my first year of college. One year down, three and a half glorious months of sheer freedom from academia to go.  At the time, three and a half months of summer break seemed unfathomable– there […]