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The sun was directly above us, and there wasn’t a cloud in sight. We were on mile 16 of a 31-mile quest to complete our first 50K. Leigh was doing her best to perk me up, but I was on the losing end of an internal battle. At that point, the only thing going through

An afternoon on the lake

If Kevin is sitting inside, he’s more than likely looking up boats on Craigslist. That’s one of the many things I’ve learned about him since we moved in together five months ago. If I were a gambling lady, I’d put money on there being a browser opened to Craigslist on our laptop at this moment.


We planted tomatoes in our front yard this spring. Well, not in our yard, but in terra cotta colored plastic planters on our sidewalk in front of our rental house’s bay window. Two Juliet tomato plants and two Roma tomato plants. The tomatoes along with two zucchini plants were the only starter plants Kevin agreed

Gals That Brunch

At the beginning of this year, my friend Lynsey and I embarked on an adventure with the brunching experts Gals That Brunch. A national organization founded in summer 2015, Gals That Brunch aims to provide a space for women in their 20s-30s to meet new friends while exploring their local neighborhoods. The founder of GTB,

quiet time.

Things have been quiet here on my blog for awhile now. There are several contributing factors, with two tied for first place: planning a wedding and not really laying out a plan for this blog before I started. You know what they say, hindsight is 20/20. I’m writing this post quite cautiously. You see I’m

written works

The following list reflects written works I’ve penned as a writing professional. My strength is technical writing; however, I am quite fond of creative writing and conversational blogging. I also have more than five years of experience in creating content for social media engagement.   Works on behalf of Campbell University Fighting the Opioid Epidemic


Kevin and I have a massive basil plant in the front yard. When we planted it back in June, I was just hoping to keep it alive since North Carolina was already in the middle of a super hot summer. Apparently, heat and sunshine is what that bad boy craves. What started out as two

The One Where Monday is Fun

Good morning (or afternoon…or evening)…Maybe I should just stick with a “Hey, what’s up? Hello” type of greeting. Anyway, it is bright and early on a Monday morning. The first Monday of May and I’m feeling quite optimistic. I used to reserve sharing my favorite things for Friday because I can’t resist a good alliteration