Jersey Girl

Once, when I was fifteen, I rode a bus all the way from Nashville to NYC. It was miserable. We arrived early that morning, and my small town eyes awoke to skyscrapers and busy street corners. We all smelled like stale chips and McDonald's sausage biscuits mixed with that ever so pleasant aroma of teenagers …

Soul Friend

Here's a fun fact for you--I have a freckle on my left eyeball. This fact is seemingly insignificant unless you know a certain claim I made as a fourteen year old girl. Falling into the not so uncommon category of insecure, shy, and awkward, I spent a good deal of my time in middle school …

When I Grow Up

“I want to do something splendid...something heroic or wonderful that won't be forgotten after I'm dead. I don't know what, but I'm on the watch for it and mean to astonish you all someday.”  ― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women      The days of living in the beautiful valley in Thompson's Station, Tennessee are slowly coming …