Why is it so hard to admit you’re proud of yourself?

I think it’s safe to assume this year, 2020, has not been what anyone expected. I, for one, went into the year thinking “this is the year of Casie!”. It was going to be all about me. All vacations were going to be my choice. I was going to work hard, see incredible outcomes, and […]

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26 Things I’ve Learned While 26

Today is my 27th birthday. Which is wild to me because I can still so vividly remember my birthday last year…sitting in an airport, crying pretty regularly. Yet, that birthday seems so far away, too. This last year has thrown in some amazing ups and a few major downs. I’ve witnessed friends get married, welcome […]

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Favorite Things: Quarantine Edition

Anyone else continually grasping for the good in all of this? COVID-19 has brought on a lot of hardships, stress, distance, and isolation than anything we’ve ever experienced. So I find myself searching for anything good each day to hold on to, mainly because I don’t think I could handle life if I didn’t. I’ve […]

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Quarantine Competitions: Great Bake Off Style

I think it’s safe to say everyone has jumped on the baking train during this quarantine. Even me, the world least confident baker. I don’t like cooking, as many of you know, and I find baking to be tedious and impossible. That’s why when we realized this pandemic wouldn’t be over in two weeks, my […]

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Dear Nonprofit Worker,

The world has been suffering for a long time, now more so than ever, and you’ve always seen it. You’ve seen the broken sectors of the world and you jumped in to help. You saw your communities hurting, you saw people you love or strangers suffer, or your heart exploded when you realized your passion […]

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5 ways to help during a pandemic

I’m officially in week three of working from home, and quite honestly, I’ve been feeling pretty helpless when it comes to contributing to society in the wake of a pandemic. I’m doing my part and staying home. I don’t go out unless absolutely necessary and when I’m walking my dog, I avoid being close to […]

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More things to do while distancing

Last week I wrote a hard-hitting piece on 10 Things to Do While Quarantined… this week, I did it again, but not 10 things. I’ve now been physical distancing (I don’t believe in social distancing, because you need to be social during these times) and working from home for two weeks. Which is absolutely crazy […]

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10 Things to do in Quarantine

Hello from COVID-19 social and physical distancing! I’ve been working from home for the week, isolating myself from any and all humans, and really becoming best friends and a walk-o-holic with my dog. If you’re anything like me, this is a very difficult time for you. Being an extrovert is not usually something people feel […]

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I said goodbye to cheese for a month

Every February I challenge myself to give something up that I love. It all initially began when I missed the memo on “dry January”, so I figured I’d give up alcohol in February instead. I felt like a genius because February is the shortest month of the year. So no, this is not religiously affiliated, […]

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What to do when you’re having a bad day at work

This week has been a rough one for me. I’ve been feeling really overwhelmed with my job and honestly, it’s making me have really, really bad days. I’ve been pretty grouchy, irritable, and on the verge of tears a little bit. It’s made me doubt my abilities, make mistakes I wouldn’t usually make, and almost […]

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