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Not Just Vacation — My First Week on Oahu

Not Just Vacation — My First Week on Oahu

It has been 3 weeks since I boarded a plane with a one-way ticket and crossed the Pacific to the little island of Oahu. WUT. The first few days were a vacation with my sister Kendall around and Katie in town— we joined Kendall’s friends […]

Redefining Rest

Redefining Rest

Magic. Pure magic is what I felt on Sunday afternoon as I settled into my place on the sand. The breeze was cool but the sun warm as I stretched my legs out on the wind-rippled dunes. For once the grains of sand slipping over […]

The Girl & Her Coffee Cup: A Life Metaphor We All Need to Hear

The Girl & Her Coffee Cup: A Life Metaphor We All Need to Hear

I heard a metaphor the other day involving a girl and her coffee cup. Hands outstretched and fingers gripping tightly to her mug, she runs. Thumb looped through the handle she is careful not to spill, but the faster she runs–and oh! how she must […]

Owning My Empathetic Badass-ery

Owning My Empathetic Badass-ery

And I got way too many feels, way too much emotion I don’t even know what’s real, I just say f*&k it, keep on going -Kiiara ( & Avery) I am a feelings girl–my heart bleeds on my sleeve. I cry when I get excited. […]

This is why I haven’t written lately

This is why I haven’t written lately

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only […]