My mom is one of the most incredible people I know. She’s been a wonderful mom, best friend, and teacher. My mom is someone who continually gives, lives selflessly, and thinks of ways to love. Every year, I feel overwhelmingly blessed to celebrate her birthday on May 1 then Mother’s Day shortly after. I always […]

Smelling Pretty: Native Deodorant

I never thought I’d have a deodorant sponsor, or a deodorant I really felt strongly about {enough to write a blog post on} until I ordered Native and tried it. I was skeptical; I’ve literally tried every “natural” or “organic” deodorant. Seth has nicely put up with my quest, until, post-run during our grocery shopping […]

Full Heart.

There are rare moments where your dreams and deep joy meet. When that happens: stop everything. Wrap your mind and heart around the moment. Be in it. The same moment I had as I crossed the California International Marathon was one of those moments, but also similar to one I had on a run 3 […]


To all who have been following me and commenting on my posts–I am so sorry to just now be catching up! My blog has been linked to a different email I no longer use, so I didn’t know of all of you who were commenting. I’ll be easier to get ahold of now! Keep reading […]

Whole Lot of Heart.

I’ve always been an all-in person. No gray areas. I put in my whole heart–all of me. I’m learning a lot in this season of life. Much of it feels like growing pains, but that’s how you grow. I’m in the sweetest season: preparing to get married, living my last bit at home, soaking in […]

A Rich Inheritance: Race Recap.

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.”-Brene Brown And so, for me, at the place of vulnerability– I moved back home–I […]

New Seasons + Chapters.

“It’s not hard to decide what you want your life to be about. What’s hard, she said, is figuring out what you’re willing to give up in order to do the things you really care about.” -S. Niequist The quote has never seemed truer or more real, but for me, there’s so much joy in […]