Smitten Kitten: an accidental cat lady

A true story. I became a cat lady by accident. Now I’m learning how to nap and how to play on purpose.


Charred Marshmallows

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

A Lesson in Shifting

I recently finished graduate school, to both my delight and dismay. I held my degree in my hands, so proud of how hard I worked. But my desire to learn remained as strong as ever.


On Turning Twenty-Seven

I like birthdays. A LOT. Mine, yours, doesn’t matter. I like the excuse to eat doughnuts with sprinkles, if I want. I like the candles and the cards. I like purchasing gifts and wrapping them with brown paper and tying them with ribbons and bows.


A Letter to Nine Forever Favorites

Nine women piled into my living room for staff meeting. I had no idea what I was doing.


Ten Job Descriptions in One

I have a complicated job. I am a residence director (RD) at a college. I live on campus. In a residence hall. As an adult.


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