The 2017 Ipswitch Ale Half Marathon Recap

Life, Running

On April 29th, I was lucky enough to run the second annual Ipswitch Ale Half Marathon in Ipswitch, Massachusetts. And I don’t say “lucky enough” lightly. On Thursday night at 9pm, all the lights in my neighborhood went out, and stayed out for 24 hours. I spent all 24 of those hours deeply concerned about how […]

May 29, 2017

Book Review: All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Life, Reading

Hello Fellow Bookworms! I read Jennifer Niven’s All The Bright Places recently, and I’ve been itching to share my thoughts on it.  All the Bright Places is a work of realistic fiction that centers around two teens, Violet and Finch, who are struggling to push through complicated personal issues while also falling in love. Violet […]

May 27, 2017

Injuries: A Runner’s Reality

Life, Running

Hello There:) I am writing this from my bed, where I have spent the entire afternoon. My apartment is (a little bit) of a mess. I can’t decide what to have for dinner. Now, normally I pound out a couple of paragraphs of writing for this blog or for whatever project I’m working on in a real […]

May 25, 2017

A Writer’s Life: Making the Time

Life, Writing

I’ve loved writing for as long as I can remember, but I’ve also be pressed for time for about two decades now. Yes, I’ve been over scheduled since the second grade. What can I say? Back then it was ballet lessons, homework, soccer, and avoiding eating my vegetables. Nowadays it’s work, family, workouts, chores, etc., […]

May 24, 2017

Book Review: Everything, Everything, by Nicola Yoon

Life, Reading

So, firstly, you should know that I love a good YA Novel. I loved YA growing up, of course, but my love for it returned when i became a teacher. See, i remebered reading these great, compelling Young Adult novels when I was an actual Young Adult, and desperately wating to talk to someone about […]

May 22, 2017

In Pursuit of a PR: Working Towards a Sub-2 Half Marathon

Life, Running

I started regularly jogging about six years ago; I’d just finished my first year teaching in New York City, and wanted to burn off a couple of the pizza-and-ice cream pounds I’d put on throughout the year. I looped around my Williamsburg, Brooklyn neighborhood, running until I had to walk and walking until I got […]

May 17, 2017

Hello World!


And so I’m finally taking the plunge. No, not that plunge. Six years ago (and change) I started a little blog about being a new graduate in the big city. Back then I was trying to figure so many things out; I’d just completed my undergraduate degree in Creative Writing and Classics, and I’d hauled […]

May 17, 2017