What I Pack to Travel Abroad

Traveling abroad is an amazing experience, full of adventure and learning. It can also be really nerve wrecking, and sometimes scary. I’ve been fortunate enough to travel to over twenty countries; ten of those were solo trips that taught me a lot about travel and what to pack to make it as easy as possible. Here are my packing tips for traveling abroad.

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Why I have a love affair with New York City

I don’t know why I’ve always loved New York City. Probably because I always felt weird and different and saw it movies and on television and thought I would belong there. Read more to find out why I’ve been obsessed with living in New York City since I was a kid, why it hasn’t happened yet, and what lies ahead for my future.

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What All of My Tattoos Mean

I have 10 ten tattoos. I always forget how many I have. And honestly when people ask, and I try to count, I always forget. But now we have the official cannon. All 10 of my tattoos, the photos, and the story behind each one.

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Is there a good reason to have an abortion?

Our society has told us that only worthy women can have abortions. Women need to have a “valid reason”. Extreme examples would be rape or health issues. But many believe that a woman should only get it if she can’t support the baby. They make a list of reasons why a woman should/should not have an abortion. And then tell us to not use the word on television, or in public.

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A millennial love story

What happens when you meet a guy that doesn’t completely suck? In fact you actually like him. You think he’s kind of groovy. You date him, right? Sure, but how do you decide on how much to tell him about your shit storm of a life? How do you know when to tell him you like him? When you want more? How the fuck do you figure out any of this vulnerability shit when dating without scaring him off?

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My Interview with Oh So Graceful

I was really lucky to be interviewed by Caroline and Ally of Oh So Graceful, which is probably the cutest and most intentional lifestyle blog & shop out there. They have really beautiful and unique ideas like how to make a holiday wreath with vintage ornaments. We had a lovely interview and gorgeous photoshoot.

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What does my spade tattoo mean?

I told everyone I was fine. And I would point to all the shit I was doing - teaching myself photography and photoshop. I was blogging a ton and getting featured on other sites (albeit unpaid) etc. But everyone wanted to know what was the plan. How I was going to make money? It was and is a valid question. I didn’t have an answer and I felt completely useless. Read more to learn why I chose a spade to get tattooed on my forearm.

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