Not My First Protest (Why I Marched and Will March)

I have seen so much conversation about Saturday’s marches, and most of the negative commentary is coming from women. Hey! You do you. You have the right to express your opinion just like I have the right to march. As someone who has been protesting since college and petitioning since elementary school, I like to…

And so we are off! The year 2017 is officially upon us now, and as any good person does you reflect and think about things you would like to do differently. As a side note even if you’re a hardcore anti-resolutioner you know you reflect…so deal with it. 2016 went out with such a tiring […]…

Resolutions are so Cliche

I firmly believe cliches exist for a reason. I tend to balk at resolutions, but this year I feel the need to commit to some life goals. So, here are some resolutions for the New Year. No frivolous clothing and accessory purchases. There are exceptions to this such ‘needed’ items, the perfect black cowboy boots,…

Tis The Season

This Christmas was gloriously unexciting and filled with joy. There was love and laughter sprinkled with my general holiday anxiety. I could write a detailed account about how wonderful the days were, spent with people I love, but I really just want a place to see how happy this Christmas was to be able to…

Traditions Begin

Christmas is not my favorite. I struggle with the stress and obligations, fearing disappointing others and tend to get bogged down in the details of the season instead of taking time to enjoy the processes and experiences. I made a decision to focus on the experience and starting traditions this year as I feel this…

Livin’ on Tulsa Time (An Urban Adventure) — Semper Adventure

A long Thanksgiving weekend provided Ian and me the opportunity for a day trip to Tulsa. As a former Tulsa citizen and a University of Tulsa alum I have a super soft spot for this city. I adore the cozy feel of downtown, Cherry Street, and Brookside while having so many museums, shops, restaurants, and […]…

Bake a Pie from Scratch – 40×40 #3

Why is something as seemingly basic as baking a pie from scratch on my list? And why is making a pie so high on the list? I added this to the list on a whim really. The idea of using my grandmother’s pie crust recipe to make the pie intrigued me. Showing my feminism by…

Hardcore Parkour! (but not really) — Semper Adventure

With the holiday season upon us, Kaelin and I tend to settle in at our respective home bases and focus ourselves on some smaller and closer to home adventures. This gives us an opportunity to reset after a busy summer and to set aside a little money for gifts and travel for the holidays. This […]…

The Election

I understand being upset, hurt, confused, and even scared; however, he is the president. Be respectful. Do not sink to the level or being reactionary or hateful, or you are no worse than that which you do not like. Protest. Actively engage the political process. Run for office. Volunteer. Make a difference where you can…

Rainy Days and Mondays

I actually like rainy days, and Mondays are busy but usually in a good way. This Monday feels particularly good. Issues resolved, plans being made, there has even a little bit of chicken looking (Also, there are way more factors regarding chickens than I anticipate). I am learning about patience. I am learning about open…

Take A Minute

One symptom or trait does not a mental illness make any more than a cough means a person has pneumonia. Watching a TED talk does not make one a mental health professional.  When people minimize mental health condition or play pop psychologist they contribute to creating an environment where it is harder to get help. So much…

It’s My Birthday, Bitches!

Well, this been the quietest birthday I have had in quite some time. Adulting called, and I was happy to oblige as it is nice to be able to help others. I did take the day off from work as I even now I cannot stand to work on my birthday. Adulting allowed me to…