Disengagement

7:12pm Saturday night, walking to my dinner reservation at 7:15, restaurant is a fifteen-minute walk: Thoughts running through my head as I power-walk...

Staying.

Do you ever feel like you exposed yourself too much? Like you let someone see the raw, real part of you and now you’re just waiting for them to run?...

Hometown Throwdown 

In my hometown, where I’ve lived in the same house on the same street for 22 years, I feel a deep sense of community. I cherish such strong friendsh...

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 Five-Year Plan

I’ve always had a plan. I make goals. I make smaller goals to meet that goal. I meet those goals. I achieve the goal. I create a new list. I repeat....

Fire

If there’s one emotion with which I most empathize, it’s disappointment. When people are disappointed, particularly people whom I love so deeply, ...

Sculpt 360

In high school, I did yoga at an awesome studio (Shoutout to Bonnie Phillips at Village Yoga) as a supplement to intense field hockey workouts. Workin...

Elevate Interval Fitness

Guys, I’ve found a new love: Elevate Interval Fitness. They only have two locations, one in Fairfax, Virginia and one in DC, but man are they doing ...

Asking For Help 

I have a lot of crazy dreams. They’re ideas I’ve floated around in my head for years—careers, accomplishments, lifestyles, opinions. My family k...