Did you know we’re just wrapping up National Soup Month? I suppose if I’m being honest, every month is National Soup Month as far as I’m concerned. But in January, I’m not the only one celebrating. With the weather cold and gross across most of the country, it makes sense to celebrate soup at this time of the year. If you have the right recipe, soup is a nutritious, filling, and easy-to-make meal, all in one bowl. And you better believe I have the right soup recipe for you today.
Let’s consider this my ‘coming out’. I’m a Christian, a Presbyterian (PC-USA) to be specific, and my faith is very important to me.
Growing up, I attended worship weekly, was active in youth group, went on mission trips, and participated in bible studies. After graduating high school, my faith continued to deepen, and I became even more involved in my church. Almost all of my free time was spent volunteering, singing in the choir, or hanging out with church friends.
Over the last couple of years I’ve dated a handful of people who I’ve met in person. You meet someone at a party, you strike up a conversation, you hit it off and exchange numbers, and the next thing you know you’re going out without ever having swiped right. It’s sure nice when that happens. It can feel like something out of a sitcom. But, as someone who works all the damn time, I don’t go out enough for that sort of thing to happen very often and am forced to mainly rely on dating apps to meet new people.
Dating apps get a lot of bad press. I’ll be the first to say that the system can be flawed. There are a lot of creeps out there, and plenty of people get into online dating for the wrong reasons. But as long as you know what you’re looking for and make smart decisions, you can meet some really great (or at least really normal) people through dating apps. Single friends ask me all the time what apps I’m using and what apps they should be using, so I thought I’d share my review of all the best dating apps (and the worst)!
My feet hurt, my back aches, & I’ve become slightly claustrophobic. But I wouldn’t trade my day at the Women’s March on Washington for the world, because yesterday I got to glimpse democracy in action. I got to march hand in hand with my mama as we stood up for minority rights, gay rights, trans rights, and human rights. My family and I took our first steps into the world of activism.
Over the last couple of months, very few things have been able to take my mind off of the mess that is our Democracy right now. Wine has been a good distraction. So has Gilmore Girls. But the best distraction of all? Puppies!
The Friday after the election, my sweet friend and co-worker brought her precious pup Hudson to the office for the day. He basically served as a therapy dog — just holding him for a little while made me feel infinitely better.
Now the dreaded day has arrived — Inauguration 2017. Since I can’t buy puppies for everyone in the country, I thought the next best thing would be to roundup a bunch of pictures of cute puppies.