The Start of Fall [and feeling like Meg Ryan]

Fall. It's a thing for me. A happy, gleeful, joy-filled thing that reminds me of childhood pumpkin patches and Junior High dances. Mother's delectable apple cake and Mondays in college when I'd bake fresh, pumpkin muffins. Fall brings bonfire weather and cozy cardigans and memories of evenings spent playing the piano beside a flickering fire. …

I Am Not Where I Work [and neither are you]

In three days, I turn twenty-four. Twenty-four. It feels heavy and somehow makes me look in the mirror a different way. And while I'm genuinely ecstatic to be celebrating another year of life--- [One of my best friends is getting married this weekend. Best birthday present ever!] ---It makes me wonder how I’ve gotten this far and haven’t …