Yesterday I received a text from my roommate from college, she was in town and wanted to grab dinner. I replied with an ecstatic “yes!” It had been a couple of years since I saw her last. We had a lovely meal at one of my favorite restaurants in Los Feliz and caught up on… Read More Treating Spending as a Diet
I had a chance during my evening drive home to talk to my Dad for a long time. My Dad and I are very similar. We both have a super goofy sense of humor and a tendency toward small entrepreneurship. When I was growing up, my Dad was always hustlin’ on eBay. He’d buy vintage… Read More A Conversation With My Dad
I started this blog hoping that it would allow me to find a space to start daydreaming like I did when I was a kid. The funny thing is that when I daydream today, my daydreams are so grounded and practical. I’m having such a hard time breaking away from regular adult life to start… Read More Daydream #1 Townie Addition
When I lived in Hollywood, I had a massive closet. We’re talking one wall in my very large room completely dedicated to clothes. My closet was so big it could have its own zip code. I loved every morning waking up and seeing my many, many, many clothing options. Yet, I never had anything to wear so… Read More Cleaning Out My Closet
Los Angeles is a beautiful but challenging city. It’s always sunny but you spend most of your life stuck in traffic. Housing is becoming increasingly unaffordable and home ownership is almost completely out of the question for most Angelenos. While I may feel despair about rents constantly increasing, there are many others that are facing immediate hardship and danger every single day.… Read More Don’t Give Up, Give Back!
A year ago, one of my oldest and closest friends came to visit me in Los Angeles from my home state of Ohio. Our friendship was sealed one fateful day in our 8th Grade science class. We were launching these pop-bottle rockets and one bottle started going wayward. As the class began to run away… Read More My Journey to Saving
For the past few weeks I’ve been trying to make time to spend with myself. It sounds crazy, because I’m technically with myself all day, every day, for the past 27 years. There is no one who is closer to me than me. But do I really spend time with myself? Am I really giving myself… Read More Being Alone With Myself
In April of 2002, a month shy of my 14th birthday, I created my very first “dream journal.” It’s a 70 page green spiral bound Mead notebook with magazine clippings glued to the front, ransom letter style. Featured prominently is the phrase, “A GIRL CAN DREAM.” In this notebook, with my perfect middle-school handwriting, I fantasized about… Read More On Dreaming