How I Learned to Stop Assuming the Worst

I’m wading through grad school right now, somewhere in the messy middle of things. My goal in doing the grad program I chose, had a lot to do with an inner restlessness I can’t quite explain, and a desire to know I’ve put my back into life and am making the most use of the cards […]

Falling Off the Missionary Pedestal

As a twenty-something single missionary home for the summer, I sat quietly judging the other girls in the room who were laughing and talking about which color Kitchen Aid Mixer they had registered for at their bridal showers. I thought about my own home—a 300 square foot cinderblock apartment in China with one sink in […]

How I Learned to See the Future

I got my first job in the hair industry at 15. At the time, I was technically homeless and not going to school either. I answered an ad to a small shop hiring a receptionist/apprentice. At that time, you could earn a trade license through an apprenticeship. I worked for a quirky Japanese man who was cheeky, but […]

Forgiving Myself for Being Late to the Game

by Shae Jassmann Sisters, I have a confession: For much of my life, I have not been on our side. I am guilty of sexism against my own sex so much so that I have been heard saying things like, “I think some women are great in management but I would prefer a man as […]

What Do YOU Look Forward To?

This month, we heard stories of people moving forward in little and big ways: from battling weeds to turning forty to waking up one morning and having all the spoons. But here’s a new question: what do you look forward to, Lovelys? What fills you with hope and gives you momentum, even on the days the […]