6 Tips for Learning a New Language on Your Own

Last month marked one full year of studying the Greek language. Why Greek? Glad you asked. (It’s quite the story, and involves meeting my 7th grade Greek pen pal during the summer of 2018 in Athens. Read about it, here.) Although it’s not necessary to know how to speak or read Greek when traveling to Greece,…

Running Log: March

Personally, March is my favorite month. It’s Pisces season, it’s my birthday month and it’s (usually) the start of spring weather. Plus, you’ve got the excitement of March Madness, St. Patrick’s Day and so many other fun moments in the month. March also had five Saturdays — so my mileage looks extra impressive. I’ll take…

Chapter 29

“You look young for your age.” I never took that compliment well. And while all of the advice says, “You’ll be thankful when you’re older,” that’s not what you want to hear in the moment. It’s always been a point of frustration for me. What made all the other women look their age, but somehow,…

Letters to Greece

Originally this story was shared on SheInTheCle.com, but in light of the website closing down, I wanted to share my story here.  Roughly 17 years ago, in a middle school just outside of Pittsburgh, PA, my 7th grade English teacher unknowingly changed my life for the better with just one assignment. It was that year…

Running Log: February

We blinked, and February is over. But we are also that much closer to warmer weather in the midwest, my friends. My updates for February are boring. But I proved to myself I could remain consistent, despite being out-of-town three of the four weekends. Patting myself on the back for that one.  I managed to squeeze…

Running Log: January

RUNNING. Running is my first love. My day-one hobby. Foot pain, a demanding work schedule with irregular hours and wedding planning gave me plenty of excuses to slack the past few years. This year, I have my health, a new job and newlywed bliss. I’m ready to focus on fitness again – and for me,…

Cat Café Review: Destination Cats!

And just like that, in the blink of an eye there are officially TWO cat cafés in Northeast Ohio, folks. That makes it twice as acceptable to hang out with cats instead of humans. There’s the recently opened affoGATO in Tremont and the new-this-week Destination Cats in Cuyahoga Falls. Earlier this week I was in the Akron area…

It’s about blog time. 2019.

This really shouldn’t surprise anyone. I’ve been saying for years I am going to “start a blog”. And while i’ve never hesitated to submit creative content to other websites and forums, I have invented every excuse as to why I can’t possibly manage an outlet of my own. Well, it’s 2019, and the excuses stop…