Going Soft in My Old Age

I recently thought I was experiencing a existential crisis, or as least as existential a crisis as can be at the age of 27. Given some interactions I’ve had in my personal life in the past few months coupled with really getting comfortable in my job nine months in, I was worried I’m getting soft. For […]

Call Me Old Fashioned…Or Don’t?

Let’s talk dating, y’all! I don’t think of myself as an anomaly, so I’m going to guess there are others that feel like I do: When it comes to dating, I’m this mix of millennial wretchedness and old fashioned ideals. We’re on Tinder but we want a monogamous relationship. We only want to get married once, […]

Be Good to Your Body

I’ve been hemming and hawing about writing this post for a few days because I’m afraid I’m going to sound like a bit of a hypocrite. After talking through it with two teammates today, I think it’s time to own it and share some things. This image has been circling my little corner of the […]

If Only…

I realized with a cross-country move, a lot of the people around me now (in real life and on social media) don’t necessarily know some of my past. Before diving into this post, a few things that are relevant: 1. I was in an abusive relationship in my early 20s that fucked me all the […]

“Masculine” Femininity

I’ve never been a particularly girly girl, unless you count the fact that I would only wear dresses til the 2nd grade because I thought jeans were the worst thing ever (maybe this explains my current aversion to pants as an adult?). I love make up, I love having my hair done, I’d have a […]

Eye on the Prize

January was a weird month, y’all. I came back to Lubbock after an emotional but fulfilling trip home for the holidays. I got into a meal plan routine that allowed me to drop 10 pounds and 6% body fat in a month’s time. I hit the ground running at work as soon as students returned […]

What Makes a Good Lifter?

“I wouldn’t be able to do this shit if I was happy without doing it.” A friend of mine sent me this pep talk (warning: his mouth is worse than mine) today about who “we” are as lifters, and it ended with me vocalizing my agreement in the middle of my office while I listened. I […]