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 […]

Is This What Being an Adult Feels Like?

In my recent trip back to New York, I did my best to see my family as much as humanly possible. That said, I made time to see some dear friends, and I’m so glad I did. One particular friend is someone I’ve known since I was in the 7th grade. She’s one of those […]