I’m alive.

Just so very busy.


You know that Taylor Swift song about being twenty-two (which, by the way, I swear I was just like five and a half days ago) that talks about being happy, free, confused and lonely at the same time? I completely understand the clashing of all the feelings. Grad school is engulfing and mesmerizing and terrible and terrific at the same time.

I had a study session with a few of my fellow students at our regular coffee spot on Friday. Jake called me an ass for snatching an econ paper before he was done reading it and we all laughed and then I devoured a banana chocolate chip muffin. It was all very Friends goes to grad school.


In other news, my little redhead will be two in April and my husband turned thirty-three this month. This time stuff, y’all. It seems like days ago Bryn was just a bean in my stomach. I clearly remember when Robby was just a youthful lad of twenty-five. Except, at the time, I thought he was SO incredibly old. I turn twenty-seven next month and it’s a little scary knowing exactly how ancient nineteen-year-olds think I am. I find comfort in the fact that Robby is currently thirty-three and SO incredibly old.

Also, I bought a bike.


I feel young and old and sleepy and inspired and lucky and alive, at the same time.

I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling (almost) twenty-seven.


9 thoughts on “Alive

  1. Rach @ This Italian Family says:

    Oh my goodness, I totally remember when I was in college and I saw couples in their mid-to-late-20’s walking around during alumni events and I thought that they were SO old. Then fastforward a bunch of years and it was Christopher and I walking around our old college campus as adults and I remember seeing the students and realizing that they must think we were SO old. It’s just such a weird feeling!

    So glad to hear you’re doing well, friend!

  2. HA I just turned 27 (I feel so weird typing that still) and if I’ve learned anything lately it’s that YES we are ALL these things rolled into one life. Old, young, alive, lonely, tired, great, and on and on and on!

  3. I can’t believe Bryn is going to be 2 next month! You’re right, time flies when you’re having fun and really living it! I am so happy to hear you’ve busy and alive and doing it all, as usual! Love the new bike!

  4. I just turned 53… but feel 95.
    Love the bike. I’ve been wanting one but I don’t feel safe riding on local streets or the beach trail (homeless people, wild dogs, and coyotes) and don’t want to have to get a bike rack for the car. So no bike for now. I’m I’m really motivated (which I never am), there are a few rental shops downtown and on the beach.

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