Things I’m thankful for

It’s the week of Thanksgiving here in the United States and this is easily one of my favorite holidays. The history of this holiday is horrific, but I love that this holiday has transformed into something where families and friends gather to stuff their faces with delicious food, serve others, and express their gratitude for […]

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Why I deleted my dating apps

I spent half of 2018 on dating apps. Two in particular: Bumble and Hinge. Both wonderful apps with amazing potential for people to find their life partners if they want. I downloaded Bumble end of July after a week vacation with three of my best friends (who are all in serious relationships), then downloaded Hinge […]

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Things that spook me

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! It’s the creepiest day of the year, where you get to pretend to be whatever you want (within budget) and eat as much as you want. This year I’m being identity theft, because it’s truly one of the scariest things in this world. So while I was thinking of spooky things to be for […]

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Maintaining a work-life balance as a young professional

I’m twenty-five. I’m in my second full-time job since graduating college. I’ve been in the workforce for three years. If you’ve read my post, “why I quit my first job to travel“, some of this information is not new to you. I left my first job because it gave me anxiety every morning. I left […]

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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*, 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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