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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The Truth About Living Across the Country From Everyone You Know

Hello stranger friends, We haven’t met but since you all follow my friend Casie I think we will get along just fine. I’ll give you a little intro before I jump into such an important aspect of my life. My name is Ellie, I’m 25 years old, and have been living in Utah for almost […]

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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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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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