• Her Life in Ruins is 2!

    “Her Life in Ruins” is 2!

    As you may have guessed from the title of this post, today is kind of a big deal. Why? Because Her Life in Ruins has been online for 2 years! *cue the confetti toss* I have loved sharing my travels with all of you so much over the past 2 years and can’t wait to share even more with you in the future – but first: nostalgia. How Her Life…

  • 2018: A Year in Review | Her Life in Ruins

    2018: A Whirlwind Year in Review

    2018 has been a big year for me! I graduated from Florida State with my MS in Anthropology, visited so many new places, grew this blog, and connected with tons of new people. Today, I’m reflecting on all of these things, month by month, and go through some of my goals for 2019. This is a longer post, so stick with me. January I rang 2018 in with some gal…

  • 9-11: Reflections on an Event that Changed a Nation | Her Life in Ruins

    9-11: Reflections on an Event that Changed a Nation

    9-11-2001 On September 11, 2001 (or, as it came to be known, 9-11), I was sitting in my second grade classroom. I vividly remember my teacher getting a phone call, then ushering my class into the neighboring classroom with their students and teacher. The TV was on and both teachers struggled to keep it together. I was one of the younger kids, having just turned 7 years old. I remember…