Hi there! My name’s Hanna, and I’m here to over-share with you. I’ve been over-sharing for years — my family, friends, co-workers, and the strangers who follow me on Snapchat can attest to that. There are a couple of topics that I consider off limits for my mama’s sake, but for the most part I’m an open book. I think being real about yourself — the good, the bad, and the ugly — is one of the best gifts you can give people.
Like any political junkie, I’m obsessed with The West Wing. I can quote almost every episode and one of my favorite moments from The West Wing is the famous scene where Leo tells Josh about the guy who falls in a hole.
This guy’s walking down the street when he falls in a hole. The walls are steep and he can’t get out. A doctor passes by and the guy shouts up “Hey you can you help me out?”. The doctor writes a prescription, throws it down in the hole and moves on. Then a priest comes along and the guy shouts up “Father, I’m down in this hole. Can you help me out?”. The priest writes out a prayer, throws it down in the hole, and moves on. Then a friend walks by. “Hey Joe! It’s me. Can you help me out?” And the friend jumps in the hole. Our guy says “Are you stupid? Now we’re both down here!.” The friend says “Yeah, but I’ve been down here before and I know the way out.”
I fall in holes all the time. We all do. But if you don’t talk about your falls, if you don’t share escape plans, then no good comes from the hard times. So I want to use this space to talk about the peaks, the valleys, the holes, and everything in between. I don’t want you to read this blog and think “I want to be like Hanna”. Instead I hope you’ll laugh, and think “OMG. I’ve been there”. I hope you’ll leave here with new ideas for books to read, restaurants to go to, adventures to go on, and recipes to make. But most of all, I hope you’ll read my ramblings and leave feeling most like you know me just a little bit better.
A little bit more about me
I’m a southern girl from Atlanta, GA but now I call Washington, DC home. I was an actress (musical theatre, educational TV shows, weird experimental plays — you name it) for the first 18 years of my life, and I still view life as one big sing-a-long and dance party.
Leslie Knope is my spirit animal, and Marshall Eriksen is my ideal man (yeah, what can I say, I have a thing for dad bods). I’m a skeptical optimist, a goofball, and an introverted (read: loud) extrovert; a progressive and a Presbyterian.
You can also find me sharing way too much information about my personal life on Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, and sometimes Twitter. Stay in touch, and feel free to shoot me a note if you’d like to chat!