Inspirational

Proving Myself

So much of my life has revolved around proving myself: I chose Duke because that proved I worked hard in school for years and years. I traveled all ov...

The Couple

If you’ve been paying close attention to the blog, I haven’t had a lot of deep posts lately. I’ve been in a rut, a writer’s block, a mental ha...

On Being Strong

“You’re so much stronger than you think,” Mandy, a Pure Barre instructor, says, in the middle of every Pure Barre class. (Pure Barre is a 55-min...

An Experiment

I hate New Year’s Resolutions. Mine are often self-absorbed and I never accomplish them. I spend all this time talking about them that they all ...

Dear Class of 2020

Dear Class of 2020, You made it. Being here is a huge accomplishment. And one that people—you, too, probably—have dreamed of for a long time. I’...

It’s the little moments.

I already posted about the importance of enjoying the people around you, but I wanted to emphasize that more, in a bit different way. Most of the mome...