Showing Up and Being Seen

Hi everybody. Let's take a deep, cathartic breath. For about a year, I've been wrestling with some big things. A year ago, I made some huge changes to my life. Not just that - I became a quitter. I quit my job and I quit a medication that wasn't working for me. What happened next was amazing: I got into therapy and grad school. If you know anything at all about stress, you know that even positive changes can produce it. Big, positive things like marriage, moving into a new home, quitting a job that you've outgrown... all of these things contribute to stress. ...

All Over the Place Updates

Whew! It's been a while, and I owe you a bit of an update. Okay, maybe a lot of updates. As some of you may have noticed, I took a little bit of a step back from my blog in the past couple of months. It wasn't intentional. Things just began to snowball, and blogging got away from me. I hadn't formally announced this on the blog yet, but I'd like you to know that I'm working for KIIROO, a sexual technology start-up. KIIROO makes luxury teledildonic/cyberdildonic sex toys, focused mostly on long distance couples. Officially, I'm a copywriter and content manager. ...

I’m 23, and (Almost) Everyone Still Likes Me.

I never really did like Blink-182. (Sorry, Alicia.)   Yesterday, I went shopping for some birthday presents. For myself, as one does. And literally everything I picked out was black, yellow, or a combination of the two. For those not in the know, I'm from Pittsburgh, much like Wiz Khalifa, and you know what it is. I definitely find myself missing my city and everyone in it a little bit more today. That said, I can't believe how lucky I am to be here. I haven't felt as healthy as I feel now in a very, very long time. Recently, I got the ...

I’m Back and All Kinds of Married!

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I'm so sorry for my extended absence! I still have two toy reviews and one book review to write/publish, but I thought a wedding recap would be in slightly higher demand. ;) Our wedding was on Saturday August 10th, which also happens to be my parents' anniversary. It was outside, and we were so lucky to have beautiful weather! I believe it was 75 and partly sunny all day. (Thanks, Pittsburgh!) The Quaker-style ceremony was beautiful, and I pretty much cried the entire time. I also totally forgot that I even had a bouquet. Dmitri only sort of botched the ring bearer ...

It’s My Blogiversary Already!

One year ago today, I posted on my long-dead blog that I had a big idea for re-opening the blog.  It was actually a very vague and boring post.  I’m not sure why I did it other than to give myself accountability for whether I would indeed come back. Much like Jesus, I came back three days later and the rest is history. (Just kidding – I’m totally not that blasphemous!) If I had my shit together, I would have tried to organize a giveaway.  As it is, I’m sorry, I have no prizes for you, but I am so grateful that I ...