On Aging & Motherhood

"The One Thing Jennifer Aniston Won't Eat". "How Hailey and Justin Keep Their Marriage Spicy". These are the types of headlines I've noticed from Vogue as of late. In spite of this disappointing clickbait fodder, now and then they publish interesting and substantial articles. One that caught my attention recently is "This Is 40—And Pregnant",… Continue reading On Aging & Motherhood

Spring Trend: Lavender

Trends are fickle by nature, but one Spring 2019 trend I can truly get behind is the focus on lavender! The color evokes visual freshness, energy, and levity. As a scent, it calms, soothes, and comforts, forsaking the heavy musk often in winter fragrances. I am very eager to shed the dark color palette that… Continue reading Spring Trend: Lavender

What I’m Reading

Yesterday I started Devil In The White City by Erik Larson, and so far, I'm enthralled by it. The book is about end of the 19th century Chicago, the 1893 World's Fair, and serial killer H.H. Holmes. History and crime! What's not to like? Plus, I like Larson's writing. He is descriptive, factual and maintains… Continue reading What I’m Reading

Dear Evan Hansen: A Review

WARNING: SPOILER ALERT Yesterday I had the privilege of going to see a popular musical, newer to Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, at the James M. Nederlander Theatre (formerly The Oriental). I always feel lucky whenever I get the chance to experience theatre of any kind. Based on the book by Steven Levenson, with music and… Continue reading Dear Evan Hansen: A Review

Lorena

In order to distract myself from a rather awful string of luck at work, I decided to dive head first into Amazon Prime's four-part docu-series, Lorena, about the sensational case of Lorena and John Wayne Bobbitt. I was first made aware of this by the guys of Last Podcast on the Left in one of… Continue reading Lorena

Free Solo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urRVZ4SW7WU On President's Day, I made a rare excursion to the movie theatre to see a movie I was only made aware of the day before, called Free Solo. Produced by National Geographic, this film documents professional rock climber, Alex Honnold's, successful ascent to the top of El Capitan's 900-metre vertical rock face, located in… Continue reading Free Solo

Continuing Education or Personal Debt?

I loved being a student at Indiana University. Yes, I had too much fun there, but what I mostly think about when I look back on my college years was the sincere joy that I had being a student. While IU is known for their esteemed Kelly School of Business, I had a fantastic education… Continue reading Continuing Education or Personal Debt?

The State of The Possible Unions

Let me start by saying that my goal is not for this to be a personal rant. Not at all. I simply am curious to see if my opinions on the dating scene resonate with anyone else. I've been discussing the sheer difficulty in regards to meeting singles nowadays with a variety of people: friends,… Continue reading The State of The Possible Unions

Back At The Opera

On Thursday night, at the tail end of the Polar Vortex in Chiberia, I attended the Lyric Opera of Chicago for the second time with my friend Sarah! We saw La bohème, an opera by Giacomo Puccini, directed by Richard Jones, and conducted by Stegano Sarzani. Though I absolutely loved seeing Il trovatore a few… Continue reading Back At The Opera