20 Reasons You’re a Twenty-Something Who Gets It

1. You’re not forcing it. Not that friendship that drains all of your energy, not that gluten free fad everyone seems to be buying into, and certainly not the if-you’re-not-married-by-thirty-you’ll-die-alone slippery slope. 2. You trust your story.¬†Your past gives you an edge, and you rather like it. The good, the bad, and the terrible: those […]

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Farewell, 2014

It’s New Year’s Eve! Can you believe it? While I am not a huge fan of resolutions, because they generally lose steam by the second week of January, I am a strong advocate of goal setting. I usually begrudge New Years, but this year I am making an effort to use this time to reflect, […]

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Authenticity and Just a Little Bit of Grace

Christmas in my household is small and quiet. This year, it was even smaller and quieter than usual, consisting of me, my mom, my step-dad and step-sister. My two step-brothers, who are mostly always around for this holiday, couldn’t make it down this year. I sat in our family living room, staring at the beautifully […]

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The Holiday Survival Guide

The holidays, in all their glory, are still a stressful and difficult time. As nice as it is to spend time with family, and perhaps even get some time off of work, we still have to worry about all the planning that goes into it. Let’s not even get started on the financial aspect. “I’m […]

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Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

While browsing recipes to try for Thanksgiving this year, I stumbled upon this delicious and simple marbled pumpkin cheesecake. I don’t know about you, but I have an intense love for cheesecake. Like, a have it as my wedding cake someday love for cheesecake. As much as I love eating cheesecake, which is clearly a […]

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Twenty-Something

This is one of my absolute favorite quotes. I have turned to it when I need something; when life is messy, complicated, and I am not sure of my path or of my decisions. It brings me reassurance, restores my faith, and reminds me to believe that everything is happening just as it should. Your […]

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A 5k Wrap-Up

We are almost halfway through October, I know I know I’m sorry for reminding you, and I must say that this month has been quite an exciting one so far! Two Saturdays ago I participated in the Del Mar Mud Run, a 5k featuring off-road obstacle courses, and pics are in! There were mud cannons, […]

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Week 4 of Self-Care September, That’s a Wrap!

It is officially the last day of September, and thus the end of Self-Care September! Wow, this month has flown by in a heartbeat! There really needs to be more days in the week…my vote is that we insert one in-between Saturday and Sunday, and we shall call it Saunday. Done. Sorry for the ridiculousness, […]

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Week 3 Wrap-Up

Week 3 of Self-Care September was a little less strenuous than Week 2. I finally had one glorious day off on Sunday, and it was perfect. I had brunch on the beach, watched some football, went cliff jumping!!!, and then ended the day sitting on the sand watching the sun go down. San Diego is […]

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Week 2 Wrap-Up

Week 2 of Self-Care September is already over, and I cannot believe how quickly this month is flying by. So much to do, and so little time! However, busy beats bored any day in my book. Say it with me. Busy beats bored. Being so over-committed in every area of my life made it difficult […]

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