What is strength, really?

I’m sitting down to write this, on a day I’m feeling strong. Why? Because I went into a doctor’s appointment alone this morning, with the expectation of an examination of a bump on my eyelid, and a resolution that, at most, would include a steroid injection. I left that doctor’s appointment hours later, having had…

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My Top Indianapolis Secondhand Spots – Part 1

I’ve often been asked where I get all my secondhand stuff. Especially when it comes to the thrift stores. So, today is the first post in a four-part series about my favorite Indy spots for buying secondhand. I’m starting with the thrift stores, and then will move to consignment stores, then antiques and finally vintage…

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Home Tour | Appalachian Modern in Asheville

Prepare yourselves, friends. For some serious heart eyes. And perhaps for some serious heart palpitations when you realize that almost everything in the home I’m about to share was handcrafted by one of the owners. The woodwork? His. The lamps? His. Everything hanging on the walls? His. The metal coffee table and chair frame? His.…

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My friends keep leaving me – An essay

Sorry for the overly dramatic click-bait title. The title is technically true though, kinda. They ARE leaving. Fair warning, this is a pretty honest post, filled with vulnerabilities and ideas that stem from some of my less-than-admirable traits, such as fear of abandonment, selfishness, etc. Hopefully, what I share will resonate with you, but if…

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Combat boots – a wardrobe staple

I’ve been obsessively stalking Dr. Martens for a few weeks now. Seems like almost everyone I’ve spoken with has owned a pair. “Man, Dr. Martens are the best. I wish I’d saved all the pairs I had when I was a teenager.” Guess who has two thumbs and has never owned a single pair of…

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