Hi,I'm Steff. I mostly write memoir, essays and pop culture things. I am a long-time American expat in Scotland.
Dream of Them When You Can
Every night at midnight, the purple clouds came out to dance with the blushing sky. Emmy stood in the restaurant parking lot watching the breathtaking sunset sky fall into an inky swirl as a light breeze circled her body in the sticky August heat.
Advocating for Your Health No Matter What Doctors Say Could Save Your Life
I remember the day I exchanged wedding vows with my husband. We had been together just over a year, but the first half of that was long distance, since we met (in person) when we lived in different countries. We felt like we had been through the ringer to withstand the obstacles of distance.
That Time I Blew a Career in Publishing and Lost a Friend
I was living in New York, having made it back after graduating from college a year earlier. (I previously lived in New York City for a year after my sophomore year, dropping out of college, not sure if I would go back.)
Why Hallmark Christmas Movies Are the Cure for What Ails My Stupidly Simple Soul
Every year, when November hits, I get an undeniable hankering for it. I try to stay clean, I attempt to get a hipper festive film fix with Netflix, but the truth is I really only want to plug my veins into the purest visual hot cocoa and peppermint Xanax of feel-good around. They tempt me like an irresistible sleighbell’s ring siren song.
7 Life Lessons From The OG Influencer Martha Stewart
I’ve been in retreat/comfort mode for the past few weeks. With autumn in full swing and the air cooling down to a shivery briskness in Scotland, leaves crunching beneath my feet, and woodfires permeating the bronze and gold-tinged scenes, this is the time of year when my expat homesickness really kicks in.