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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Lessons I’ve learned from my bullet journal

This past week I was a guest lecturer at my alma mater to speak about Bullet Journaling with their Advising, Retention, and Career Center. While putting together my presentation, I thought about tips and tricks, words of advice, and sharing some of my favorite spreads. Sometimes, I can say something that may sound inspirational, but […]

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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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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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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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I think my friends are human?

I spent ten days with my friends in a different country and I saw them for more than I ever have. First off, I would like to note that the owner of this blog, Casie Kamph, could not make it on this particular group trip. Although I am deeply disappointed she couldn’t join in our […]

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Taking a SHORT break

I didn’t post last week. It was the Fourth of July and everything just felt crazy. I didn’t want to take time to write on my blog. And after weeks on end posting regularly, I found it weird that after taking a week off I still didn’t feel like posting and I didn’t miss it. […]

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24 things I learned while 24

Holy moly, today I turn 25…I’m a QUARTER CENTURY OLD (Thanks Amy for that lil reminder). Every year I like to reflect on what I’ve learned since my last birthday and each year it brings me a lot of joy seeing how much I’ve grown, how weird I’ve stayed, and how deeply in love with […]

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Intentional Positivity

“Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success.” – Shiv Khera Yesterday I decided I wanted to take a day to be intentionally positive. Meaning, I wanted to, no matter what, keep a positive mindset and outlook on whatever life threw at me. I knew this would be particularly difficult to do on […]

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Lessons I learned from my dogs

I’m obsessed with dogs. Everything about them makes me laugh, smile, or feel all cozy inside. If you’ve encountered a dog and had an unpleasant experience, don’t give up on dogs, give up on their owners (because dogs are only a product of their environment, don’t @ me). Listen, I was bit by my dog […]

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