MPFL: Week 12

Week 12 (March 4- 10) The final days of Iowa living had finally come! While it’s a little bittersweet to leave my family after being reunited for so long, I was ready to take ahold of my own life and have the opportunity to pursue my goals again. Now that I knew I was getting … Continue reading MPFL: Week 12

MPFL: Week 5

Week 5 (Jan 15-21) Let me preface this by saying week 5 was a doozy. To quote Kylie Jenner it was the week of “realizations.” I think some of it had to do with the fact that this was the week I had initially planned to pack my car full of my stuff and head … Continue reading MPFL: Week 5

New year, new knee

If you would have asked me on New Years Eve 2009 to predict how I would end this decade, I probably wouldn’t have said in my finest pair of pajamas and bulky knee brace on a couch with my parents in Hampton, IA. But hey, here we are.  On December 17, I had a very … Continue reading New year, new knee

Who has two thumbs, is 23 and also has arthritis??!

If you would have asked me how 2019 was going to start for me, I wouldn't have said in an Orthopedic surgery center listening to LANY Pandora while getting an MRI on my knee. My trip home for the holidays was full of travel, good food and catching up with friends I shouldn't have let … Continue reading Who has two thumbs, is 23 and also has arthritis??!

The Iceberg Effect: more than just an excuse to reference Titanic

Dear diary, I am a perfectionist. Love, Holly I remember being about 8 years old and auditioning for a role in our community theater's production of Sleeping Beauty. Typically the younger kids get cast as a something minor whose only purpose is the be cute and make the parents say "awwww". Nope, not me. Not … Continue reading The Iceberg Effect: more than just an excuse to reference Titanic

A guide to rerouting

I ended February in a bit of a funk. I found myself feeling disconnected, a bit down and completely insatiable. The worst part about it is that I couldn't figure out why I felt any of these things. Clearly things weren't going the way I wanted them to go...but how did I even want them to go … Continue reading A guide to rerouting

LIT SHIT: February

Where the hell did the last 28 days go? Went by in the blink of an eye and I think it's because I was so crazy busy. Lots of cool stuff happened, but my schedule was so packed I feel like I didn't really take enough time to check in with myself and appreciate much … Continue reading LIT SHIT: February

OH WE’RE (over) HALFWAY THERE

Yo yo yo. As some of you may have seen, I am currently taking on Whole30. I started it the day after Christmas because Holiday food. I typically maintain a pretty heathy diet but between being home for my family Christmas and starting a new job at Cafe Gratitude (a hippy dippy vegan restaurant) I … Continue reading OH WE’RE (over) HALFWAY THERE

New Years Rez must: ClassPass

As many of you may know, I get bored with things extremely easily. I think that's pretty evident in all aspects of my life from my career path all the way down to what I eat on a daily basis (also probably why I'm still single, Grandma). No surprise here, but that also carries over … Continue reading New Years Rez must: ClassPass