I write honest stories about my real life, and hopefully these stories will make you laugh, think, and feel less alone.
My writing often centers around the questions that I am most obsessed with. Questions like:
How can we change our lives? Why is there a gap between what I say I want and what I actually do? How do you keep going when things feel impossible? What does it look like to choose courage over comfort? Why do we care so much about what other people think? Can I learn to be tougher and more resilient? Is it possible to stop being such assholes to ourselves?
Right now, my writing can be found in three places.
Notes of Grit & Grace
Each Friday I send a deeply personal email in which I share my real life in real time. These emails are not available publicly, and are one of the many bonuses I create for my Patreon community – the awesomely generous folks who support and fund the podcast. To read a few of the recent emails, click the links below. To join the Patreon community and receive these emails each week (along with lots of other fun stuff!), click here.
- Joy costs pain
- Thirty two
- For you, when you feel angry and sad and awful
- The hard thing about hard things
City Girl Gone Wild
I’m a former indoor kid who spent 30 years living in some of the world’s largest cities, never once venturing out into nature. Sleeping outside? Pooping in the woods? Getting dirty? Dealing with bears and blisters? Absolutely not. No way. But in August 2016, against all odds, I completed a 460-mile solo hike. City Girl Gone Wild is the blog where I share honest stories about being a beginner in the wilderness, and about what happens when you choose courage over comfort.
Short Story Collections
Below, you’ll find three short story collections – one about change, one about doing hard things, and one about my hilarious and wonderful mother.
These are free for you to download. If you do download them (and if you’re in the position to spare a couple dollars), instead of paying me I ask that you instead make a donation today to either Black Lives Matter or the National Center for Transgender Equality, two organizations that are doing crucial work and need your support.
Everything I Know About Change
You’ll like this if… you’re craving some real talk, raw truths, & blunt encouragement to help you close the gap between what you say you want and what you actually do
47 pages; PDF
My Mom Wants You To Know She Used To Be Hot
You’ll like this if… you’ve ever wanted to punch yourself in the face while struggling to teach your mother how to use Facebook.
32 pages; PDF
You Can Do Hard Things
You’ll like this if… you’re having a tough time in the pursuit of a dream and need a reminder that you are strong, and that you are capable of so much more than you ever imagined.
46 pages; PDF
(Speaking of reading, I love reading! Here’s a list of my favorite books.)