How Did We Let This Happen?

There’s something I’ve been thinking about since I moved to San Francisco, that I really can’t keep ignoring or bottling up. Never have I ever seen so many homeless people in my life. I’ve been in the inner cities of Seattle, Anchorage, Lima (Peru), New York, and many more, and I can’t remember there beingContinue reading “How Did We Let This Happen?”

Take a Picture, It’ll Last Longer

Last week, Originate spent half the week/weekend in beautiful f#cking hot Las Vegas, for our annual retreat- well, Attack, actually. “We don’t retreat, we attack”, I was told in my initial interviews. What I was promised was 3 days of face-to-face interaction with everyone in the company (our offices are all over the world, not justContinue reading “Take a Picture, It’ll Last Longer”

Spring Starts

It is my final day at Mirabella. It is the last time I will sit contemplatively with a soy latte from the Courtyard Café, watching as the sun rises over Seattle- slowly but surely illuminating first one side of the building, moving through the courtyard, and finally snaking its way through the bay windows outContinue reading “Spring Starts”

Darling So It Goes

I think, at some point in the past two years, I became romance-averse.  Despite putting on an Oscar-worthy show for everyone in my life, perhaps including myself, I don’t think I’m really after anything meaningful with someone right now. Somewhere between real love, college graduation, my first job, paying bills, and dating what can onlyContinue reading “Darling So It Goes”

12 Promises

There is a line from “Life as a House” that has been bobbing in and out of my mind lately- “You know the great thing, though, is that change can be so constant you don’t even feel the difference until there is one. It can be so slow that you don’t even notice that yourContinue reading “12 Promises”

Taking a bite out of the Big Apple

The day is here-almost. Tomorrow I embark on the most daunting, but also most promising, adventure of my life. My flights are booked, my bags packed, my roommate expecting me; I’m all set for my summer in New York. I remember about 13 months ago I was preparing myself in a fairly similar way. IContinue reading “Taking a bite out of the Big Apple”

It’s That Time Again…

Well, Summer has rolled around again. While the Pullman rain makes it hard to remember that the warm months are just around the corner, time did it again and pulled a fast one on me.  In a week and a half, Lauren and I will be packing up and moving out of the apartment weContinue reading “It’s That Time Again…”