Negative Nancy New Year

For the past 8 years or so, I’ve been pretty critical of New Year’s. When people ask what my plans are, I’ve been quick to respond: I’m not a big fan of New Year’s. It’s just not my thing. In this letter, I write to “the idea of New Year’s”, …

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Better Half

Dear Better Half, I love you and all, but I’m really not sure how you got your name. Sure, we do things together. Live together. Make babies. Raise children. Buy stuff. Even have the same last name. But what part of that makes you better than me? We also make …

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My 27th birthday isn’t about me at all

Dear Friends, Family & Human Beings in all walks of life, Today I turned 27 years old. But that’s the last thing on my mind. Thanks to a good friend, Danielle Durst, I decided to make my birth day actually mean something this year. It’s not about me turning a …

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Life as a young alumni – Defining success

A letter I wrote for Elon’s student newspaper, The Pendulum. It’s targeted at young alumni who are wondering how to define success now that they are no longer receiving As & Bs in the classroom.

Life as a young alumni – The job search

A letter I wrote for Elon’s student newspaper, The Pendulum. It’s targeted at young alumni who are beginning their job search. I’ve included several tips on how to approach the process.

Grandmothers of Endurance Video – Ultrarunning into your 80s

A letter to all the nay-sayers & non-believers who tell me that ultrarunning is breaking apart my body. Those who think I’ll need knee replacements by age 35. This video of 2 ultrarunning Grandmothers (age 76 & 67) clearly proves that running ultras only enriches your mind, body & spirit.

Keeping in touch with old friends

Why do I struggle keeping in touch with old friends? There are so many great people I’ve built incredible relationships with, and yet we go years without talking. What’s the excuse?

A letter to my injured hamstring

Dear Hamstring. First off, let me start by saying I’m not mad. For years, you have continued to be amazing, and this past June, you failed… no… I failed you for the first time. I’ve been nothing but selfish, and for that, I apologize. Let’s start over and get it right this time.