Thanks for visiting my blog, I’m glad you’re here.

I was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Growing up, I split most of my time between the city streets of Minneapolis and the gravel roads of Wisconsin’s North Shore. No matter the county line and even to this day, I can almost always be found near or next to a body of water.

If I ever go missing, please check your local lake.


After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Journalism, I moved back to the land of 10,000 to put the student loans to work.

When I’m not at work, I am doing what can categorically be described as dancing.

What that means, in a nutshell, is this: vagabonding to new destinations, snagging tickets to see live music, treasure hunting through local antique shops, restoring old broken furniture and spending time with my four-legged friend.

If I’m not talking to myself or singing the wrong lyrics to the wrong tune, I’m probably having a very important conversation with my dog, Arlo.

The main purpose of this blog is candid self-expression. I’ve found writing op-eds to be one of the best ways to catch a brief break from the noise in my head. This is a place where I clumsily and unapologetically embrace the unfiltered version of the person I am and the person I’ve been.

It’s like a self-help book, but not the traditional kind because as far as I know, the only person I am really here to help is me.

That being said, I am always looking for opportunities to learn new things about the world and the people in it. And although meeting new people and making new friends often feel like second nature to me, connecting with others is one of the things I enjoy most.

You too? Drop me a line.

Let’s do as the friends do.