excuses and accountability

As I mentioned, I didn’t come up with a new list of resolutions for 2015; instead I’m letting my one little word guide me (and still working on that 25 for my 25th list). But a big reason why I record my other goals in this space is so I’m held accountable. Even if only one […]

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no more stuff!

I’ve said it before, and I’ll keep saying it: I must declutter! It stresses me out having so much stuff – having to store so much stuff, having to take care of so much stuff, having to never even use so much stuff. I feel like I’m constantly getting rid of things and making trips to […]

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BOLD

I always have a list of running goals I want to accomplish. Some of my past bucket lists have worked better than others, but currently I have an itemized list of 25 things I want to accomplish while I’m 25. So for this new year, instead of making a list of new year resolutions, which […]

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currently

reading : Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. listening : to Christmas music on repeat. smelling : my Christmas tree candle, naturally. watching : a lot of Gilmore Girls. like, a LOT. feeling : a little out of it this Christmas season… planning : a dinner with friends. catching up : on my to-do […]

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instagram snaps that get a lot of bad flack

It’s no secret that I love Instagram and use it often, but in this social media age, we as a human race have found yet another means by which to attack people (if attack seems too strong a word for you, you may substitute “ridicule”, “judge”, or “condescend”). Yes, I am talking about making fun […]

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comparison

I’ve had a lot of time lately to think. Too much time to think. I often think my mind is my own worst enemy. Lately I have been thinking a lot about comparison, comparing yourself to others. It is so, so difficult not to do this with our social media crazed world. And with television […]

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25 for my 25th : progress

A little update on my 25 for my 25th list: 1. Visit Portland, Oregon √ I have been dreaming of visiting Portland for quite some time. And though we are traveling a lot in these next few months (for the holidays), our anniversary week was as good a time as any to make the trip. […]

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things that make me happy

A friendly sign on my walk. Dessert after watching a UT football game with friends at Blue Dog Beer – a bar with framed photos of dogs covering their walls (i.e. Heaven). My personal best bowling score in my entire life (and miraculous that we all got over 100). Finding and baking the most delicious […]

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life on a budget part two

6. Sell your things / buy other people’s things. Lately, I’ve been on a big wanting-to-purge-everything-I-own kick. That in itself is great – to decluttler and simplify your life – but me being who I am, I hate to get rid of things I once paid for (or that someone else paid for – and […]

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life on a budget part one

Being officially in my mid-twenties and married, you would think I’d no longer be living on a tiny budget (or maybe you wouldn’t, I don’t know). But an acting career is not a very lucrative career…until it is a lucrative career, know what I mean? I’m fortunate to have the support of my husband, and […]

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