• Oh, What a Day: Heaven on Earth

    October 21, 2019 by

    This is an excerpt from a talk I gave in October of 2016, with a few updated tweaks at the end.  Most aspects of my life now look very different from when I wrote this and my faith has taken some big hits. It’s actually the hits that made me think of this piece and… Read more

  • Oh, What a Day: A Day at the Races

    October 14, 2019 by

    My younger self was a lot of things: chubby, overly enthused, perfectionistic, eager to please, wise beyond her years yet still naive AF about some things.  I really must say that as an adult, I love younger me. I cringe daily at the facebook statuses she made, yes, but I love her. She could have… Read more

  • Waiting On Miracles

    October 2, 2019 by

    I feel like I need to start by saying this: this story mostly isn’t about me– it is about a crisis my family is going through right now that has triggered some of my hard feelings from a long time ago.  In other words, I understand that my feelings, while important (everyone’s feelings are important),… Read more

  • Oh, What a Day: The Day I Was Schooled on Humility

    September 10, 2019 by

    I have been on a few mission trips in my life and have personally learned so much from them; however, I also have a lot of complicated feelings about them I am still working through. Something I have understood since I returned from my first mission trip in 2015: it is far more difficult to… Read more

  • Oh, What a Day: The Day My Best Friend Found Me

    September 3, 2019 by

    I don’t believe in love at first sight.  Except, I kind of do. I was there the day my best friend, Katie, met her husband, Shane.  We were standing up to leave a coffee shop as he took the stage for an open mic night.  With no shame, he called our asses out and said… Read more

  • Oh, What a Day: The Day I Didn’t Kiss Him

    August 26, 2019 by

    Last week I shared about my first date with my husband.  This week we are jumping right along to date number three, which was just as awkward as date number one and almost as awkward as date number four.  Yes, somehow it got worse.  Date number two was comparatively uneventful.  The only notable point to… Read more

  • Oh, What a Day: Our First Date

    August 19, 2019 by

    As I previously disclosed, I met my husband on Bumble. Yes, Bumble. This was after my former therapist encouraged me to muscle through heartbreak and try online dating. It was a very interesting time in my life. I was majorly depressed, barely ate, and cried sporadically– in private and in public. Because of all of… Read more

  • Oh, What a Day: Oh, Hello

    August 6, 2019 by

    This is a story of two days, not one.  Yes, I realize I am tampering with my whole concept of “Oh, What a Day,” but humor me. When my heart is hurting, nay excruciating, I have a thing I do.  I get on a plane and I effing leave Lexington, Kentucky for a week.  I… Read more

  • Oh, What a Day: The Day My Husband Fell in Love With Me

    July 30, 2019 by

    Comedian John Mulaney jokes about how it is counter-intuitive that, when relationships are going well, couples decide to meet one anothers’ families.   THIS HITS HOME FOR ME. It can be awkward and anxiety-provoking.  Why do we do it? Why?! Because it simply must be done. In my first ever relationship, we started to talk “meet… Read more

  • Oh, What a Day: The Day I Needed School Supplies

    July 23, 2019 by

    When I was probably about 26 years old, one of my grandmothers asked me when I would meet a guy “so I didn’t have to go to school anymore.”   I said: “CAN YOU BELIEVE SHE JUST SAID THAT TO ME?!” One of my grandpas said: “Doesn’t she know you only know just enough to be… Read more

  • Imposter Syndrome

    July 19, 2019 by

    Since I started dating my husband about a year and a half ago, I have regularly felt like an imposter.   He owns a home in a nice cozy suburban neighborhood, so now I kind of do, too.  I wanted to start blogging again, so he got me a new shiny rosegold macbook and a new-to-me… Read more

  • Oh, What a Day: The Worst Day of My Life

    July 16, 2019 by

    When I woke up, the tone had already been set: it was going to be a real shit day.  I knew it and feared it and hoped against it anyway, because you can actually do all of those things simultaneously.  People and feelings are often complicated.  The morning started by having holes drilled into one… Read more

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