Happy birthday, best friend!

Charlie, Today you turn ONE YEAR OLD! What?! Just yesterday you were our little baby and now you’re a big kid! It seems as if you’ve just gotten here but at the same time, as if we’ve never known life without you! I’ve been wanting to write something to you on here, especially, to keepContinue reading “Happy birthday, best friend!”

#tbt: Tales of a second-grade Laura

In honor of the holiday we’re doing this a day early. Check out this journal entry from 26 (!!!) years ago. Note the line near the bottom about how “Some people ONLY get Valentines from their parents.” This is still something I’m working through.

Forever a bookworm

Buckle up for some humblebragging. I could read before kindergarten. In fact, when I went into kindergarten, I once got in trouble for reading the teacher’s lesson plans. THAT WERE IN CURSIVE. In first grade, during reading time, the teacher sent me to the class with fourth- and fifth-graders to read with them. All throughContinue reading “Forever a bookworm”

In the Room Where It Happened OR 59 thoughts I had while seeing Hamilton on stage in Chicago

Note: Gifs are from Original Broadway Cast version in New York. 1. Why are my hands shaking? I’m not performing. 2. I’m SO FUCKING EXCITED. 3. What if one of them has a sub-par voice? I’ve been spoiled by the original Broadway cast recording. 4. Wonder if they’ll have a female Burr or Hamilton ever…Continue reading “In the Room Where It Happened OR 59 thoughts I had while seeing Hamilton on stage in Chicago”

New year, who dis

I’ve never been one to make a big deal out of New Year’s Eve. Sure, my friends and I have had some awesome parties for it and there was that one time on Bardstown Road, but really, it’s just another day/night for me. I do try to think of a resolution of some sort –Continue reading “New year, who dis”

Reaching the Light

Note from Laura: This post was not written by me. It was written by a very close friend of mine, who is going through a hard time. In the interest of supporting her and supporting lessening the stigma surrounding talking about mental health, I’m sharing it here, with her permission, and actually at her request.Continue reading “Reaching the Light”

On breaking up with church…

Church. As in the building. Not religion, which is completely different. However, before I go ANY further, a disclaimer: Everything in this post – like in any others I write – is completely my own opinion and experience. I don’t claim to know everything, especially on this topic, but I know what I feel inContinue reading “On breaking up with church…”

#tbt: Tales of a second-grade Laura

Just when you thought the well might be running dry… I found my second grade journals. I had the same teacher in second and third grade so we had the same kind of daily writing prompt thing both years and I’m real glad I kept them all because there are some real gems in there,Continue reading “#tbt: Tales of a second-grade Laura”