25 things I learned while 25

Tomorrow I turn 26. And I recognize for so many people they’re thinking “wow she’s so young!” but, holy moly, I’M GETTIN’ UP THERE. Am I stressed about being 26? A little. Am I wishing I could relive 25? Absolutely not.  This year has been one for the books. I got a promotion at work, […]

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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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Love Languages + Galentine’s Day

I’m a firm believer in love languages. If you prefer to give love through giving a hug or writing a letter, I want to know. I want to know what to expect, so I don’t expect something that you don’t like to do. If you’re not into PDA, great, now that I know, I won’t […]

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Texas, my forever friend

I’m officially home from my first trip of 2019! Spending a weekend in a place I called home for 10 years, with the people I called best friends growing up, and celebrating new life made for the greatest weekend trip to Texas. I feel so fortunate to be able to continue to go back to […]

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My friend Abby

A year ago I was a pile of nerves driving up to my first day at my new job. I’m not kidding, before leaving my house, I was crying wishing I didn’t have to go back to work. Yeah, I loved being unemployed simply for the fact I got to hang out with my dog. […]

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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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A friendcation for the ages: Birmingham, AL & Nashville, TN

There comes a point in our lives right after college where you no longer live near any of your best friends, unless you’re lucky. I’ve hit that point. Every single one of my best friends live in a different city than I do. Some just a few hours away and others are 10+ hours away, depending on if you want to fly, drive, bike, or walk. It’s rough. It’s not fair. It’s something life never truly prepares you for until it happens.

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Ways to help me through an anxiety attack

May is Mental Health Awareness month and being someone who conquers anxiety on a regular basis, I felt it was finally time to share ways to help me if I’m having an anxiety attack. I got this idea from Kelsey Darragh, a Buzzfeed superstar, when she posted a list she had made for her boyfriend, […]

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up north

My weekend up north was a special one. Spending time with friends I hadn’t seen for months on end, hearing about their lives in a space all together instead of over snapchat, text, or a phone call. Being in a space where I could set my phone down and recognize the importance of being fully […]

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Tips on being in long distance friendships

One of my best friends lives 1,463 miles away from me. Another one of my best friends lives 1,044 miles away. Another lives 999 miles away. And another lives 725 miles away. If you’re like me, you can’t remember a time when one of your favorite people in the world didn’t live far away from you. […]

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