Why I’m happy my husband kept his surname

It was a chilly April night; I had a horrible day at work and called off our date since my job was running late, but his sweet charm and the promise of a delicious meal won me over. (There’s really not much some fresh, crusty bread and soft, salted butter can’t do to win me over.) After a great date with my best guy, we walked around our local college campus, a walk we took hundreds of times during our college years together.

We passed the dorm where he yelled, “I LOVE LINDSAY ROSASCO” at the top of his lungs in the middle of the night, with people replying, “SHUT UP!” or a celebratory “WOO” from the windows. We passed the music building where students were practicing, even late at night, the jazzy tunes floating their way through the air. We walked by the computer building where I surprised him years ago after class with a huge comforter and dessert for an impromptu nighttime picnic on the quad.

We walked around the mall where I watched him play kickball as I debated the actual importance of making it to my visual communications art class. We ended in front of our old dorm, the place I made my first friend as an unnerved transfer student who quickly became my best – where we stayed up until 5 a.m. talking, laughing, and learning. The place we acted out the cliché of young and wild and free and where a tipsy first meet turned into deep love.

Why We Need to Empower Men

We hear it everywhere – women need to know they can do the same things as men. Well I think that notion is quite tired, don’t you? It couldn’t be more apparent that women can do what men do – it even pains me to write that because it’s certainly no revelation.

Instead of this, we should be putting our efforts into empowering men, helping them to do the same things as women. If you know anything about me, you know I’m a feminist (and unless you don’t like humans, you are too!), so this statement of men empowerment may seem strange to you – just hear me out – and please don’t miss the flippant tone.

We don’t give men enough credit

I didn’t really realize this until I was married and it definitely escalated when I had kids, but I came to the realization that we don’t give men enough credit.

This is how I came to that conclusion – my husband does it all.

30 Facts About Me

It’s my 30th birthday, and I wanted to share 30 facts about me, but with a twist. The 30 facts were created by my family and friends, the people who know me best and who have made me the person I am today.

I’m in disbelief that I’ve lived 30 years – not in a bad way, but what the heck have I been doing for 3 decades and how do I still remember childhood events like they were yesterday?! I always had a picture of “grown ups” in my head and never in a million years would have believed this is 30 – I’m not serious, tall, or adult-ish like I imagined. But here we are, this is 30, and I love it. I actually have some exciting changes coming I’ll share soon.

Thank you to you all who shared your facts, stories, and memories with me – this post will be such a treasure for me to reflect on. I thought it would be more of a compilation of ridiculous or embarrassing things about me, but there are some really touching memories and sentiments.

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