Ways to feel accomplished first thing in the morning

Mornings are hard. Really hard. Waking up, brushing your teeth, taking a shower, eating food, and getting ready…the struggle is real. Unlike most people, I’m a morning person (pause for gasps & scoffs). I’d prefer starting my day earlier than staying up late. I work better in the mornings and get sleepy in the afternoons. […]

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Oktoberfest in Wisconsin?

Yes, it’s a thing. Yes, I’ve been twice. And yes, I love it. PROST! How did Oktoberfest become such a wildly celebrated tradition, you might ask? Well, let me tell you. When the Bavarian Crown Price Ludwig married the Saxon-Hildburghausen Princess Therese *throws rice*,Β a celebration was to be had, thus birthed Oktoberfest. You’re welcome for […]

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My renewed commitment to the gym

Everyday I wake up at five a.m. I grumble my way out of bed, brush my teeth, blink into the mirror questioning my sanity, put on my workout clothes, and then head to the gym. This hasn’t always been my routine. I’m lazy. I like to just relax, bum around, and watch tv (“oh my […]

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What single-hood has taught me

Seven years. That’s how long I’ve been “single”. I put quotations marks around the word single, because before I was dumped over a text message, I was “in a relationship” with a guy who lived almost 1,000 miles away. See, my family moved from Texas to Minnesota when I was in high school and after […]

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Blogging: why I do it

To blog, or not to blog, that is the question When you ask a blogger why they blog, there could be various reasons. They may need the outlet, they use it as a source of income, they want to keep their skills in tact, or maybe it’s just a fun hobby for them. For me, […]

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I think my friends are human?

I spent ten days with my friends in a different country and I saw them for more than I ever have. First off, I would like to note that the owner of this blog, Casie Kamph, could not make it on this particular group trip. Although I am deeply disappointed she couldn’t join in our […]

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From Venice to Houston

One year ago I was standing alone in the Venice, Italy airport on the verge of a panic attack because I couldn’t find my group and the people I’d be spending the next two weeks with. I was desperately trying to connect to WiFi or get some type of service to get in touch with […]

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