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the secret life of goats

…because raising goats is not always as glamorous as it may seem, here are a few things I’ve learned since bringing my first two home nearly two years ago. It’s literally a farm at our house. Or a zoo. And some days are admittedly easier than others. So why am I sitting here still craving…

fuck you, fire ants

Many of you have told me you’d like to know more about Rockvale Writers’ Colony, where I serve as Assistant Director. In short, this is a beautiful and peaceful place where writers can stay and work for any period of time, away from the distractions of daily life. It’s a magical, wonderful thing, and since…

the truth about rebrands

“I think I might want to pierce my nose,” were the unexpected words I spoke out loud this past Sunday morning. “I don’t like needles, I’m scared of the commitment, and I don’t even have my ears pierced, but I’ve always secretly wanted to pierce my nose. It just feels right. Is that weird?” Weird,…

gratitude

It’s easy to become consumed by the things we don’t have. Perfect skin, a $1500 handbag, a series of 12 super-cute engagement photos on Instagram, another shade of red lipstick that will definitely make a girl holiday-photo ready. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the number of dishes you need to prepare for Thanksgiving in…