While Scarface is probably THE least likely place to get a life lesson other than “Don’t do any of these things ever,” not going to lie, I was totally moved by one scene in particular.Read More Say Goodnight to the Bad Guy: Life Lessons from Scarface (really.)
So, three weeks or so ago, I read the book “7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess” and felt compelled to reduce my own major area of excess, my closet, by around 25%. I ended up giving away 58 items of clothes and shoes, which was an awesome start. I was explaining all this to someone […]Read More Living Mindfully (versus Monastically)
I own 173 items of clothing. One hundred and seventy three dresses, skirts, pants, shirts, blazers–and that’s not even counting winter clothes. Oh, and twenty two pairs of shoes. ….What. (If you’re curious, the average American woman apparently has 90 items in her closet, but apparently, I go big or go home.) Over the weekend, […]Read More Out of (my) Closet
(I didn’t mean to start writing again, but it’s just kind of happening and I’m going with it. I kind of reverse-psychologized (totally not a word…) myself by saying I wasn’t writing anymore this summer, but as F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote himself (and yes, I’m being THAT person by quoting someone else): “You don’t […]Read More Wei zeg dice what?: A Non-Expert’s Theory on Love
I love when things go perfectly ( aka perfectly my way). Don’t try to deny it, you do too. Oscar Wilde might have said that “There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.”….but reallyyy, is he one to talk? Looking back, there have been […]Read More Why does God have to pull “Aladdin” moments?
Okay, I just have to share because I LOVE the feeling of making something cute, sustainable, and like fifty times cheaper than purchasing it. I never, ever wear bikinis because usually the tops are like two tiny triangles of nothingness and that just doesn’t work for me. There’s so little fabric & coverage that I’d be better […]Read More I AM THE MASTER OF CRAFTS.
So I’m totally “Back to the Future”-ing this: I present to you the letter of advice I would give my past self upon my graduation from college one year ago today. Feel free to add in the comments the advice you would give your past self at graduation–because why not? Dear May 4, 2013 Kelsy, […]Read More Graduation Revisited: a Letter to 2013 Me
“He trains my hands for battle; he strengthens my arm to draw a bronze bow. You have given me your shield of victory. Your right hand supports me; your help has made me great. You have made a wide path for my feet to keep them from slipping.“ Psalms 18:34-36 Sometimes God trains our hands for roles […]Read More Naturally, a degree equates to a calling, right?
Wow, what a week this has been! I’m really thankful for everyone who contributed to Upside Down Feminism Week, as well as all of y’all who read, commented, and shared. This week, we’ve had over 1,200 visitors, which is absolutely wonderful! Cultivating a better understanding of feminism was the entire point of this past week […]Read More The End (of Upside Down Feminism Week!)
As I sat to write this, I realized that it’s not so easy to define a belief system in simple terms–and especially not feminism. The more I wrote, the more I realized it’s not that black & white (and subsequently began heavy-handedly editing.) So you must forgive me if this post is rather itinerant, for […]Read More I’ve Never Burned a Bra: An oversimplification of feminism