These are messy, bona fide words of a midwest millennial’s blog.

My name is Megan, I’m a storyteller and writer in Indianapolis, Indiana. I’ve loved writing since I could pick up a pen and scribble on paper. It was inevitable that when I grew up, went to college, and found a job, I stayed in a vocation that kept me close to stories and the keyboard (or pen and paper, which I prefer). I’ve learned to craft a narrative and turn words into the one thing that I think humans crave most, storytelling.

This blog is a compilation of personal projects, off-the-cuff blog posts, profiles that snapshot midwest living, and a portfolio of my bylines from local and regional publications. When I’m not working at my day job as a assistant editor, I balance this blog, freelance writing projects, and exploring my home state with the occasional trip to local coffee shops. I love to seek out and unearth stories about people in the midwest.

Like many people, I have a complicated relationship with technology and the internet. I’m not sure how I feel about adding my voice to the roar of blogging and the internet, but I have words to write and stories to tell, so here I am. Thanks for stopping by.


Byline Highlights

Spreading Their Wings” – 08/27/19 – Center Grove Magazine and Greenwood Magazine – Ale Emporium’s new extension to Greenwood has game fanatics raving.  

Five Southside Coffee Shops to Visit This Fall” – 09/30/19 – Center Grove Magazine and Greenwood Magazine – This year, dive into the local coffee scene and take a sip of the many fall specialties that Indy’s Southside coffee shops have to offer. Here’s your guide to the top five places to get your coffee this fall.

Where To Celebrate Indie Bookstore Day” – 04/25/2019 – Indianapolis Monthly | Celebrate the one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country-the 5th annual Independent Bookstore Day. On Saturday, April 27, literary hubs around the state will give a toast to each bookstore that is run by passionate readers.

Traveler: The Fields Of Michigan” – 04/26/2019 – Indianapolis Monthly | Camping does not necessarily mean roughing it. Don’t believe us? Take a look at , nestled within a lush blueberry farm in South Haven, Michigan, and billed as the Midwest’s first true glamping experience, when it opens June 15.