Raymond Carver

"In addition to being in love, we like each other and enjoy one another's company. He's easy to be with."


on days like today

I am grateful for a roommate who makes me laugh and who listens to me rant about wedding invitations. I am grateful for a car that warms up fast and for handicapped parking. I am grateful for a kind boss and for a job that I love and am good at. I am grateful for two legs, for a little sister who is safe back at home and for parents who are too good to me. I am grateful for my future in-laws and for my cute, sweet nieces and nephews. I am grateful for my education and my passion for teaching.

And I am so grateful for Dustin, who not only is the love of my life, but my very best friend. He listens to me, makes me laugh, supports me and lets me lean on him when I can't stand on my own. We have the best conversations and go on the best adventures and I love him more every day.



I have to take a moment to stop and reflect on how incredibly blessed I am right now. I'm super close to finishing my degree, I have an awesome job that pays the bills, I have a supportive family and I'll soon belong to another great one and I'm marrying the greatest person I know and the love of my life in about two months. AND! I'm finally moving up in the alphabet! No longer will I be stuck at the end with the Z's! I'll be up front, with the A's and B's! And, even better, I'll be next to him, forever stuck in the C's.

I really am the luckiest girl on the face of the planet.


today, in the alumni office

"When I was five, I thought that only poor people pooped and that when you became rich you just didn't poop anymore."

Today, in English Rhetoric

"This is going to sound terrible, but I often forget my A students. I never forget my F ones. It's like: 'Heyyyyy (as I recognize them). How are you? Did you end up becoming a welder?' These are the conversations I have at DI."

-Bro. Brug.


In & Out

IN: Taco Bell. Dustin. Coral and Turquoise. Venus. Guacamole. Letters. Handicapped Parking. Groundhogs. Dustin. April. Parents. Atlantic Ocean. Grandparents. Future In-Laws. Life Savers. Spotify. Anberlin. Guitar Strings. Left Overs. Lucky Charms. Sherwood Anderson. Dustin.

OUT: Licenses. Taxes. Laundry. Gluten. Windshield Wipers. Milk. Apartment Managers. Homework. Money. Socks. Snow. Winter. Hips. The New iTunes. Cell Phone Chargers. Batteries. Health Power Points. Eyebrows. iLearn.


the brightest star

I'd cut my soul into a million different pieces just to form a constellation to light your way home.