Happy Halloween from The Ryans

Growing up, Halloween was my absolute favorite holiday. Partially because my parents always went all out with decorations, pumpkin carving, and costumes, and partially because there’s nothing more fun than dressing up and getting free candy! There was a short window of time between college and moving to Troy when I opted out of Halloween… Continue reading Happy Halloween from The Ryans

I tossed 496 things in 1 month. Here’s how.

Ever since I was a kid I felt overwhelmed by my own clutter. I held onto everything at risk of needing it again. But at 28 years old, I watched Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things and something finally clicked. It kind of gave me permission to let go of the things I didn’t… Continue reading I tossed 496 things in 1 month. Here’s how.

2 Years in Charlotte

This past weekend I binge-watched the first three episodes of the new Freeform show, The Bold Type. I had been anticipating it for months and it completely delivered, tugging at my heartstrings a bit. When I dreamed about my future in high school and college, I saw exactly what the show’s three main characters were… Continue reading 2 Years in Charlotte

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2 years of marriage

A fun fact about our wedding is that despite my type-A attention to detail and planning, we didn’t actually practice our first dance until the cocktail hour right before our reception. It’s why in the majority of the photos from our first dance we’re laughing, and why something I was pretty nervous about (hundreds of… Continue reading 2 years of marriage

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New Year’s Career Resolutions

Some people pooh-pooh New Year’s Resolutions because, well, a lot of people fail to achieve them. But I think where most people go wrong is by setting impossible goals. I believe it’s all about baby steps. I started out 2016 determined to make Charlotte my home and to stop wallowing in self-pity. Over the course… Continue reading New Year’s Career Resolutions