In 2016 I Hope

The past year seems to have come and gone in the blink of an eye. In 2015 I got promoted, travelled to Vienna, Austria, as well as to Chicago, Austin and Orlando, saw Garth Brooks live in concert (a lifelong dream of mine), adopted my pup, and took on an additional contributor role with Elite […]

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Crazy About Charlie

World, there’s an important new guy in my life. And his name is Charlie. Charlie’s a 1 year old Lab-Rottweiler (and German Shepherd?) mix who was found wandering around northern San Diego County. He had no microchip, no home, and no place to go. He was turned in as a stray to California Labradors, Retrievers […]

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On Breaking Through

Sometimes the bad days turn into bad weeks. Then the bad weeks slip into bad months. You wake up each morning dreading the day ahead of you, unsure of how to continue treading water when your legs feel like lead. People ask you what’s new and you do your best to muster an almost genuine […]

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In The Name Of Thanks

Understand the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility. –Oprah In September of 2013, I opened my first ever blog post with the above quote. The notion of choosing my own path was one I was just awakening to and it was something I was just beginning to […]

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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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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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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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Two Must-Try Recipes

If you remember my Halloween Bucketlist, one of my October goals was to make something spooky and delicious for the Halloween potluck at work! Baking is one of my favorite things to do, and getting back at it was so much fun! For inspiration, my Pinterest perusing did not let me down. I found not […]

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Playing Tourist

Hi Everyone! I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend, and that you are gearing up for a fun and spooky Halloween! I still have ZERO idea what I will be doing for it. I am tentatively scheduled to work at my restaurant job, boo! However, I may end up having the evening off, so […]

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