Battle of the Blinds

“I. Cannot. Get. These. FLIPPING. Blinds. Closed!” I muttered in my empty apartment room, through clenched teeth. Initially, my inability to get the blinds closed was comical to me. I even took out my phone to record my struggle, which some of you may have seen on my Instagram Story. What I didn’t show you […]

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Standing Still

Do you ever get that feeling like you just want to run away from it all? Even if only for a little bit? It doesn’t really matter where. It could be anywhere. Well…actually with all of the snow we’ve been getting here in Wisconsin, somewhere a little warmer and with a little less blizzard would […]

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Shears

There is something that feels so wildly liberating about getting a few good inches of dead weight chopped off. Not to mention the salon always uses the best smelling herbal shampoo that makes you feel as though you are one fragrant hair flip away from forging an entirely new life for yourself. One second away from a fresh new start where you are on top of the world and nothing, and no one, can stop you.

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Christmas Presence

Have you ever looked at a picture of yourself and not recognized the person staring back at you? I’ll go even further than that and say you more than don’t recognize the person…you actually dislike them? If you saw them walking toward you on the street you’d cross it or pretend not to see them?  […]

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Bookshelves and Divorce

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“Life is like a bookshelf,” my dad once said. And ever since that moment the phrase replayed inside my head. Books from your childhood and books from the past. Then there are books on self-improvement and how to get there fast. Books are lined carefully from A to Z. Everything put in its place, the […]

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My Light Bulb Moment

I stood in the shower and a dozen thoughts darted in and out of my head. I kept landing back on just one. My blog. This little blog…  I wanted to start writing again, but I didn’t know how. Or if I even should. So much has changed since I stopped. Would people still want […]

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What’s next?

In the past year I didn’t know if my road was going to lead to writing again. Sharing things that felt so deeply personal can honestly be a scary thing. What I DID know is that if I ever started up this blog again, it would be with this exact moment and this exact story. […]

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23: Do something that scares me.

On February 8th I was scrolling through my phone on Facebook when I paused on a friend’s (Becca) post with the words, “Traveling alone will be the scariest, most liberating, life changing experience of your life. Try it at least once.” I paused on the words and my imagination went wild with the endless possibilities […]

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Step away from the [insert personalized stressor here]

I had exactly three very different variations of this blog post written, and it initially started when things were going on all around the world that weighed heavily on my heart, and it was at a time that I felt like many were in the same boat. Many things have happened between then and now, but the message that I hope to convey still remains the same.

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Where have I been?

So, I’m going to come right out and address the big old elephant sitting in the room next to us. I have not been posting in a few months, as some of you may have noticed, and instead of acting like nothing happened I’m just going to lay it all on you and explain myself.

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