The Earth-Treader

Wow, it’s been a while. I haven’t written a blog in a few months. I have some exciting news, though! For many of you, this won’t be anything new, but for some of you, perhaps you haven’t yet heard: I published my first book!! The Earth-Treader is now available on Amazon and will be available…

Dreams that Breathe

There’s something both relieving and overwhelming about a heavy rainfall. Relieving because it replenishes the earth and allows you to remain indoors and read that book you’ve been wanting to pick up for a few days now. Overwhelming because of its sound, its loudness, its cacophony of noise. I love a slow trickle of rain,…

This Christmas Season

March came and went. The summer flew by. Grad school finally ended. Zac and I both started new jobs. Fall erupted into brilliant colors which have long since faded into browns. Halloween & Thanksgiving passed by like a breath. Now onto Christmas. How is it that my sweet husband and I have been married for…

While

It’s been a long time since I’ve had the opportunity to sit down and write. And I often find I’m most inspired in that same special place time and time again, reminding me that the “pen is indeed mightier than the sword.” That special place is, obviously, my book room. A room where there are…

Change in the Wind

I can feel the change in the wind. The trees sway differently, only a slight bending in the breeze, a little more resilient now that summer’s long thaw is nearing its end. The birds feed more regularly at the feeder, storing up energy and nourishment for the harsher months to come. The sun shines its…

Fluttering of Feathers

There are moments where being In love feels like flying, Soaring high above tree tops And chasing the sun – Other times it’s found in the Mundane, the routines, The ebbs and the flows of All that it means to be human, More of an existence Rather than a fluttering of feathers. But most often,…

Mrs. Zavalianos has a nice Ring to it

It’s taken me a while to post some of the highlights of my wedding day because I selfishly have wanted to cherish these moments between Zac and myself. But I think that’s okay. Today, I feel ready to share my heart and have you all enjoy it with me. One of the most beautiful days…

A Bundle of Thanks

So much has happened these past couple of months, and I don’t quite know where to begin. All I know is that I’ll be a married woman in less than a week, and that thought boggles my mind. Last Saturday some of my bridesmaids took me out for my bachelorette, and knowing me so well,…

The Butt-Kicker of 2019

Breathe in, breathe out. Tonight finally feels like the first time in the past 4-5 ish weeks where I can simply sit and be. Grad school’s been kicking my butt. But it’s also been super eye-opening. I’ve studied and worked hard, meeting deadlines and passing exams I thought otherwise unachievable. I’ve spent countless nights staying…

Short, Fragile & Unexpected

Life is short. Life is fragile. Life is unexpected. And we waste much of it on worrying and complaining. In the end, we mourn lost opportunities, lost time, lost joy. I don’t know when our final days on this earth will coalesce, but I do know that I want to cherish every moment. Life is…