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on being forgotten

I’ve always wanted to be a part of one of those really close …

I’ve always wanted to be a part of one of those really close families. You know the ones I’m talking about. ThinkĀ It’s Complicated, Father of the Bride, or While You Were Sleeping. Parenthood. Gilmore Girls. Modern Family. Not perfect. Just (mostly) happy and very close to one another. Unfortunately, I …

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hey 32

Well, I’m 32. And as ordinary as today was, it was one of …

Well, I’m 32. And as ordinary as today was, it was one of the best birthdays I’ve ever had. Simple, relaxing, and perfect. I woke up to a flower delivery from my mom (thanks mom) and received lots of texts, calls, and messages via social media (because that’s a thing, …

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on not overdoing it and finding a little balance

When I find something I love, I dive right in and never look …

When I find something I love, I dive right in and never look back. I’m sure that on some level, you can all relate, whether with a hobby, job, relationship, or workout routine. But I didn’t do it with just one thing. I went from living at my mom’s house …

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peace out, social media

A few months ago, I made the decision to disconnect from Facebook. I …

A few months ago, I made the decision to disconnect from Facebook. I deleted the app from my cell phone and went from constantly updating my status and checking in (mostly at CrossFit and when I was out with friends) to never checking in and sharing the occasional status update.

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Three Years in Chicago

First, I wrote about my journey to Chicago. Time passed by rather quickly, …

First, I wrote about my journey to Chicago. Time passed by rather quickly, and before I knew it, I was writing about my first year in Chicago. And then my second. And now, another year and come and gone, marking three years in Chicago. Three. Years. There are still days …

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All Alone on Christmas

It’s my first Christmas alone in ten years. I was in a relationship …

It’s my first Christmas alone in ten years. I was in a relationship from 19-28, and we broke up when I moved to Chicago almost two and a half years ago. After a few months apart, we decided to get back together and spent the last two Christmases in Chicago.

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It’s my birthday! Hello, 30s.

On her 13th birthday, Jenna Rink wished to be “30, flirty, and thriving” …

On her 13th birthday, Jenna Rink wished to be “30, flirty, and thriving” and here I am on my 30th birthday, determined to make the next ten years the best years of my life. Every challenge, mistake, and lesson learned in my 20s has made me the person that I …

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Keeping up

I have debated posting this, but I want to be honest and authentic …

I have debated posting this, but I want to be honest and authentic with you. After working at least 6 days a week for over half of a year, The Everygirl is live and I couldn’t be happier or more exhausted. The reality of running a graphic design studio, booking …

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She is The Everygirl. This is for her.

After pouring six months of my life into The Everygirl, the day has …

After pouring six months of my life into The Everygirl, the day has finally come. The Everygirl is live. I have enjoyed every single moment that Alaina and I have spent working together and look forward to seeing where things go in the months to come. The thought that this …

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It’s been 730 days

I arrived in Chicago two years ago today. While I was not ready …

I arrived in Chicago two years ago today. While I was not ready to commit to a permanent move, a sublease felt like something I could handle. I met some nice people, was thrilled when I made it to Trader Joe’s without getting lost and did lots of soul searching.

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Gratitude.

A new friend recently told me that instead of worrying I should focus …

A new friend recently told me that instead of worrying I should focus on gratitude. Why is it that it is always easier to focus on what’s missing rather than what you have? Let me preface this post by telling you that I absolutely love Chicago & the friends that …

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4 weeks.

I moved to Chicago exactly four weeks ago. Sometimes it feels like I …

I moved to Chicago exactly four weeks ago. Sometimes it feels like I just got here but most of the time it feels like I’ve always been here. I am not the same girl I was back in LA, so I guess the girl I am today has always been …

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