only with laughter can you win

i think folks should carry bright umbrellas in the rain...
to smile into the sullen sun and make it glad again.
Lunch: kale & black bean vegan quesadillas. Hello, September. #youcantakethegirloutofaustinbutyoucanttakeaustinoutofthegirl

Lunch: kale & black bean vegan quesadillas. Hello, September. #youcantakethegirloutofaustinbutyoucanttakeaustinoutofthegirl

This email is quite apropos for today, wherein I was in my pajamas all day and horizontal on the couch for more than nine hours. Sunday funday for an introvert. I’ll go outside tomorrow.

This email is quite apropos for today, wherein I was in my pajamas all day and horizontal on the couch for more than nine hours. Sunday funday for an introvert. I’ll go outside tomorrow.

The newest decorations at my nest in Ann Arbor. When life gives you a big blank wall, hang a bunch of Audubon drawings.  #mermermovestomichigan #dontletmeintothisyearwithanemptyheart (at Old West Side)

The newest decorations at my nest in Ann Arbor. When life gives you a big blank wall, hang a bunch of Audubon drawings. #mermermovestomichigan #dontletmeintothisyearwithanemptyheart (at Old West Side)

Rackham Graduate School picnic. I think I love this place. #fordschoolwelcome  (at Palmer Field)

Rackham Graduate School picnic. I think I love this place. #fordschoolwelcome (at Palmer Field)

Seeing beauty in the little things. Fallen leaves on my walk to school. #dontletmeintothisyearwithanemptyheart

Seeing beauty in the little things. Fallen leaves on my walk to school. #dontletmeintothisyearwithanemptyheart

Day 4 of #fordschoolwelcome starts with coffee and math camp! Algebra is our friend.

Day 4 of #fordschoolwelcome starts with coffee and math camp! Algebra is our friend.

Mom texted me this photo of Pops today in the UofM parent shirt he requested. Ask and ye shall receive. Und Geh’ Blau! #mermermovestomichigan

Mom texted me this photo of Pops today in the UofM parent shirt he requested. Ask and ye shall receive. Und Geh’ Blau! #mermermovestomichigan

I cooked the first frozen pizza in my new nest. It burned über crispy around the edges, but I still ate it.🍕=❤️ #totallyfinedontevenworryaboutit #bacheloretteliving

I cooked the first frozen pizza in my new nest. It burned über crispy around the edges, but I still ate it.🍕=❤️ #totallyfinedontevenworryaboutit #bacheloretteliving

Twenty five years ago, I started my public school education at a little place in Brighton, MI. This year I’m returning to my roots and beginning a graduate program at the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Today was a pretty monumental first day of school. The adventure continues! #dontletmeintothisyearwithanemptyheart #mermermovestomichigan

Twenty five years ago, I started my public school education at a little place in Brighton, MI. This year I’m returning to my roots and beginning a graduate program at the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Today was a pretty monumental first day of school. The adventure continues! #dontletmeintothisyearwithanemptyheart #mermermovestomichigan

I realized recently that I’ve moved three times in the past 14 months. This woman has been with me every time: packing/unpacking boxes, arranging furniture, laughing and crying together. Best. Mom. Ever. #mermermovestomichigan #dontletmeintothisyearwithanemptyheart

I realized recently that I’ve moved three times in the past 14 months. This woman has been with me every time: packing/unpacking boxes, arranging furniture, laughing and crying together. Best. Mom. Ever. #mermermovestomichigan #dontletmeintothisyearwithanemptyheart