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4 Reasons to Keep Creating

  For as long as I can remember, my office at work has had this one plant in it. It’s nothing special, but it’s definitely the longest I’ve ever seen one plant kept alive. (Every plant in our house died growing up. #sorrymom) Don’t get me wrong- there have been many times I thought this… Continue reading 4 Reasons to Keep Creating

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To Create or not Create

“It’s then we start to learn we aren’t “good” at being creative or creating, so we slowly lose encouragement from the adults around us and stop. Because why would we want to do something if we’re not good at it? What if being good isn’t the point?”

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A Fond Farewell

For those of you who haven’t heard me talk about my brother, Aaron, you really should ask me about him sometime. While we haven’t always gotten along (ask my parents), our friendship has turned into one of my favorites. Aaron shares my love for adventure, all things Harry Potter, hiking, and secretly making fun of people… Continue reading A Fond Farewell

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Here’s to Drawing Close

Most people know by now that I adopted a dog this past February. If you don’t know, we  haven’t talked since February because I have become one of those people. You know the ones I’m talking about- you can’t have a conversation with them without their dog coming up, and it seems like they have… Continue reading Here’s to Drawing Close

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22 lessons I’ve learned from my dad

This past weekend, my dad celebrated his 52nd birthday. For those of you who haven’t met my dad, you’re missing out. Seriously. He’s one of the most open hearted men I’ve had the privilege of knowing in my 22 years. Throughout my life, he has been there to patiently guide me through the good and also not… Continue reading 22 lessons I’ve learned from my dad

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What Netflix taught me about life

I love Netflix. I love that there are so many different options I can choose from… I really love that they just added every season of Gilmore Girls. Personally, I think there’s something magical about being able to binge watch endless hours of one of my favorite TV shows whenever I want… Well, maybe magical isn’t the… Continue reading What Netflix taught me about life

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A better reason to say no

“You have to say no to good things, so you can say yes to what’s best.” It was when I first heard someone say those words that saying no took on a new meaning to me. I was no longer letting people down or avoiding responsibility- I was simply holding out for different opportunities… better opportunities. Needless to say, I… Continue reading A better reason to say no