About The Blog

I used to write in a journal. 

I wrote about everything and nothing and all of the things in between. 

I told my stories even though no one would read them, maybe not even me once I turned the page. And I loved every minute of the thrilling rush that was putting pen to paper. 

But now I want to share, and here is the place where I will. Here is where I will write the story of who I was, who I am and who I want to be. Of the family that made me and continues to make me. Of the New York life I never thought I would have and the big law firm career I never thought I would want. Of the books that fulfill me and the running that sustains me. 

Of the deliciously unexpected ways that life can surprise.

About Me

I'm a trusts & estates lawyer, runner, writer and pop-culture junkie figuring out the suburbs of NYC, where I moved in 2012 after a seven year tenure in Manhattan.

I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA - the city of my heart that will always be home to me.

I drag myself out of bed at dawn to run, I do all my writing in the middle of the day, I read Entertainment Weekly blogs constantly, and spend my nights binge watching TV shows in the company of my equally television-addicted husband.

Last year I had the supreme honor of having an essay I wrote published in an incredible book exploring female friendship called The HerStories Project: Women Explore the Joy, Pain and Power of Female Friendship, which was an absolute dream come true.

I have a giant family that I love beyond reason; a Marvel Comics-loving, robot building, brilliant entrepreneur of a husband who can fix or build anything; two sisters who are my heart and soul; and a niece and nephew who I smother with love whenever possible.

It's a loud, busy, full and beautiful life.

And it's mine.


  1. Wow, we have so much in common! Life, love, running, writing, Manhattan, suburbs (well, I grew up there but am in Brooklyn now). Look forward to following you more in the future!

  2. I've nominated you for the Sunshine Award because of your creativity and positivity! Read more about it here: http://nextpagenewchapter.com/2014/02/05/sunshiney-goodness/.