Category Archives: Reflections

Lately // September 2018

Lately // September 2018

I’m always surprised by how quickly the seasons turn, and how rapidly I adjust. By nature I am resistant to change, growing anxious in anticipation of a shift and preemptively mourning what is about to pass. The end of summer is especially bittersweet. But each year when September arrives, we settle into the rhythms of… Continue Reading

Lately // August 2018

Lately // August 2018

August is such a bittersweet month. This summer was a wonderful one, filled with lots of mother/son adventures, plenty of rest and playtime at home, and a fun family vacation. I’m sad to see the summer end. But I’m looking forward to the start of fall, my other favorite season. The weather here in Austin will… Continue Reading

Evolving Thoughts on Change

Evolving Thoughts on Change

I was voted Most Conservative by my high school senior class. My staunchly Republican grandfather assumed this was a commentary on my political views, and he’d never been so proud. While I was indeed an outspoken Republican, the “Most Conservative” nomination likely had more to do with my aversion to swearing, alcohol,  and hallway make-out sessions than my… Continue Reading