New Mexico: the can’t misses & skip it’s!

The land of enchantment, filled with Pueblo culture, beautiful mountain views, and miles of desert, better known as New Mexico was my most recent adventure. My sister was presenting at a conference for work and thought it would be fun if I met her out in New Mexico and we made a little sister trip […]

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How to find a job you’re passionate about

I was unemployed for six months. I had no idea what I wanted to do or even how to figure it out. I took time to travel, you know, to “find myself“. I sat around my parents house watching TV with my dog…all day, everyday. I was completely stuck, burnt out from my previous job, […]

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Where I’m at…

Winter is officially over here in Minnesota (unless we get another April snowstorm, but let’s really hope and pray that doesn’t happen), which means my mood is significantly better now…kind of. If I’m being honest with y’all (when am I not?), I’m struggling right now. Life has been going in completely different directions than I […]

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Ways to cure the travel bug without traveling

I feel like I haven’t been on an adventure in so long. I miss jumping on a plane in my home state of Minnesota and landing somewhere new and exciting. My most recent trip out of the state was to Texas, which was so incredible, but it wasn’t new to me. and the closest trip […]

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I gave up my favorite food for a month

Every year, people make resolutions, plan for things they want to give up for the year, and prepare themselves for new habits. I’m all about that life. I love figuring out what I can do to make myself better within the year. It might be exercising more, giving back more, or giving up two hours […]

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Facing Fears: Advocacy

I’m afraid of a lot of things and for a lot of my life, I’ve been able to avoid the things that scare me. And I think a lot of us can agreed it’s not a healthy way to live. Being in my comfort zone is my happy place and I enjoy finding the avenues […]

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Why being an empathetic crier is the worst

empathy — the emotional responsiveness which an individual shows to the feelings experienced by another person; the ability to identify with another’s emotions and understand what they are feeling ^is that annoying for anyone else? One of my top five strengths (waddup StrengthsFinder) is Empathy. When I found this out, I didn’t even know what it […]

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