An O+K Update: August 2017

Although I would love to say “wow, Summer has gone by so fast,” I’m seriously ready for it to be over. Why? Because I am very, very, VERY done with sweating. Seriously. It’s aRead more >

An O+K Life Update: January 2017

Six months. Half a year. Wow was that really six months ago that we said ‘I Do?’ (actually, we said ‘I will’). So much of our normal every day life has changed since moving to New York City that it almost feel like years have gone by. Imagining our lives before getting married feels like a dream almost, and now I’m living in this beautiful fantasy world of being with Oliver every single day. 

The Word to Sum My 2016 & Three New Year’s Resolutions for 2017

\When I saw this trend on summing up a year in one word, my word came to me immediately: Patience. This year was incredibly life-changing for me. And yet, it was filled with waiting periods that brought my lack of patience to the surface. Sure there were such beautiful moments to cherish this year, but all the other days in between forced me into a type of patience that I wanted nothing to do with. Here were some of my waiting periods:

An OKay Life Update: November 2016

I can’t believe we’ve been married for four months, and living in NYC for more than three. If anything, life has felt completely unfamiliar these past few weeks. Getting used to a new city, making new friends…it seriously has been a challenge. However, seeing Oliver create music and do what he loves at school makes the adventure all the more worth it.

An OKay Update: October 2016

I can’t believe October is actually over. It came and went so fast. Probably because most of it is a blur…I have never spent more time in one month sitting on the couch watching numerous hours of Gilmore Girls, knitting, and reading Harry Potter. Why? Well I still don’t have a job.

Why Time Alone is Key for Relationships (Especially for Introverts)

Oliver & I were sitting in this small park in Berkeley on our honeymoon, sharing a delicious lunch from this french take-out place around the corner when we started talking about how tired we were. It wasn’t exactly the exhausted energy that comes from having an adventurous day, it was more of a people tired. We had spent every waking moment together since we said “I Do,” and we started to notice how tired it was trying to entertain the other constantly.