The One That Got Away

A few years ago I got a phone call from an ex-boyfriend. He was telling me a story about how he had been out to dinner with a group of business colleagues. They were all going around the table talking about that one they regret letting get away. He told me when it came around...... Read More

My New Year’s Day Polar Plunge

Last year on New Year’s Day I witnessed a bunch of crazy boys jumping into the cold water at the lake. I had decided that it was a little too cold and a little too crazy for me, so I volunteered to capture the event on video. I have a few regrets from2015, but the...... Read More

You’re Such an Inspiration

I hear that a lot. “You’re such an inspiration”. Every time a big question mark appears over head. How is my life inspiring to anyone? Immediately followed by a big dollar sign. I wish I could figure out how to get paid to be an inspiration. In that same moment I am completely humbled that...... Read More

Creating Myself

I am guilty of thinking that I needed to find myself… especially after I lost myself in a relationship that crashed and burned and left me heartbroken and devastated. But as I emerged from the ashes I was re-creating myself. I was creating a healthier, stronger, more passionate me. And the more time and effort...... Read More

My First Pole Competition

Well, I did it! I entered and competed in my first pole competition. Honestly, that was the probably the scariest thing I have ever done. Last year I attended the Melee on the Bayou: Houston’s Premier Pole Dance Competition to support my friend Nicole who was competing (for the first time). I recall thinking about how terrifying...... Read More

I Have an Amazing Family

I have an amazing family. They accept me for who I am. They push me to be better. But the surest sign is to see how they love my daughter. I have felt estranged from my natural family for a while. I am far from perfect, and guess that realization was quite a disappointing reality...... Read More

Top Misconceptions OR Excuses Not to Pole or SUP

I hear it all the time… excuses not to try a pole class or stand-up paddle. Here are the top ones I hear regularly and how I usually respond when someone says it to me. I need to get in shape first. (Or: I need to lose 20lbs first.) No, you don’t need to get...... Read More