“If you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best”

“If you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best”

Mistakes... we all make them. We make the wrong judgment call when it comes to an argument with a friend, we make a choice that isn't the best for our wellbeing, or even worse--we do something that is harmful to ourselves and maybe even potentially life-altering. I've done all of the above, as have I'm [...]

How (I’m Trying to) Practice Body Positivity in Quarantine

How (I’m Trying to) Practice Body Positivity in Quarantine

Since coming home a few months ago for what I thought would be a few short weeks with my family has quickly turned into staying put for the foreseeable future—with a scary, unknown situation unfolding in every which way around us. I am lucky enough to have a remote job that is not (currently) affected [...]

6 Months In A New City: The Good, The Bad, The Isolating, & How I’m Working To Love Myself More

6 Months In A New City: The Good, The Bad, The Isolating, & How I’m Working To Love Myself More

It's insane to think I've now been living in New York for 6 months. Absolutely insane. In 6 months, I have seen both the greatest, and most difficult days to date. I've had days where I feel like I completely belong here and I'm on top of the world. I've had days where I didn't [...]

How I’m Choosing To Love Myself More Amidst My Holiday Slump (Including A Week Off Social Media)

How I’m Choosing To Love Myself More Amidst My Holiday Slump (Including A Week Off Social Media)

Oh, the holiday slump. It comes around for me every holiday season -- and I never quite understand why. I'm surrounded by family and friends, I have so much to be thankful for, but why do I feel kind of down in the dumps? While I was home for Thanksgiving back in Chicago, it was [...]