Finding my way, sharing my finds

Cops & Me and My Experience With White Privilege

I confess: I have a history of being a bit anti-authority, specifically when it comes to police officers and military personnel. I don’t know where it came from.  I really … Continue reading

August 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bucket List Item Complete! My Visit to A New City With My Dog

A few days ago, I returned from an incredible 36-hour trip to Virginia Beach with just me and my dog. It has been on my Bucket List since the beginning … Continue reading

August 2, 2015 · 7 Comments

Rite of Passage: What It Takes to Transition From Girl to Woman in Your 20s

A couple of weeks ago, I had a conversation with one of my grad school professors that really got me thinking about what it means to be a woman. I … Continue reading

July 5, 2015 · 4 Comments

Church Impressions 2.0: My Visit to Chapel Hill Bible Church

Wow, it’s been a while since I wrote a Church Impressions blog.  My faith journey ended almost two years ago in Charlotte when I decided to start attending Forest Hill … Continue reading

June 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

An Open Letter to Forest Hill Church in Charlotte

Dear Forest Hill Church, I’ll admit it, I was skeptical about you when I first attended your service two years ago.  It didn’t necessarily have anything to do with you; … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · 4 Comments

The Road to Leaving Journalism and Making a Career Change

On Thursday, I closed two major chapters in my life: I quit my job of five years and I effectively ended my journalism career of six. This day had been more … Continue reading

April 27, 2015 · 3 Comments

An Ode to the First Home I Ever Owned

It’s hard to believe it’s been a week since I closed on the sale of the first home I ever owned. What a whirlwind the whole process was!  Listed the … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

Seller’s Remorse is Real. Why It Happens And How To Deal

I remember when I originally purchased my first home in September 2012, my mom (who was also my real estate agent) suggested that I might face some buyer’s remorse. This … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · 19 Comments

13 Reflections on Selling My Very First Home

Without going into too much detail just yet (that’s coming in a later blog), I recently listed my home on the market here in Charlotte. Now I have been a … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

My First Time Getting a Colonoscopy… And at Age 26 To Boot!

My lower stomach pains seemed to be a bit of a medical mystery to the doctors I visited over the last several months.  Every one of them had a different … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · 6 Comments

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Two Years of No SmokingSeptember 17th, 2015
The big day is here.