notes on hope

Dear Friend,

Whatever brings you here, welcome. I hope you have a cup of coffee (or wine, naturally) and are settled in for some reading.

Full disclosure- I started writing here after my life took an unexpected turn back in 2018. I was a nurse in California, happy Catholic, new home-owner, grad student, and married to a man I loved. And then I filed for divorce.

It was miserable. Heartbreaking. The hardest thing I’ve ever done.

But then, slowly, new life appeared.

These days I’m a happy transplant to Nashville, busy diving deeper into the things I truly love: faith. Authentic self-care. Healthy relationships. Building a culture of sisterhood.

While the wild transitions of years-past are beginning to settle, it appears I still have life to live and lessons to learn. Sometimes that includes ongoing healing from trauma. Sometimes that includes recovery from disordered eating. Sometimes it’s more fun stuff like travel or new books or dating. Whatever it is, I’d love to let you in on the journey.

In the meantime, thanks for stopping by and giving me the chance to tell my story. Stories tie us together in compassion and point us towards hope, especially that hope we hold for restoration, abundance, and joy.

Onward and upward, friends. The best is yet to come.



The light shines the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

John 1:5