new year intentions

I’m a big “to-do” list maker, and the start of the new year is no exception. My biggest challenge is reining in my long lists, so I’m left with a few realistic goals I can conceivably accomplish.  Often my intentions follow some sort of pattern or fit into the same general realm – whether it be […]

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new things

I kind of let my birthday slide this year without any musings/goals/life lessons shared, and while that is OK (and I had the loveliest weekend to ring it in), old habits die hard. Forewarning: if you’re not a fan of lists, this blog is not for you. Because you guessed it, I got another one coming […]

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springtime

Spring is in the air – and with that, warmer temperatures. It’s a little absurd how happy the sunshine makes me. AND CAN WE TALK ABOUT THE LONGER DAYS. I’ve tried to take lunch outside as often as I can to soak it all in and am anxiously awaiting summer. But until then, here’s what […]

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the architect

I’m pretty sure certain I’ve spoken numerous times about the contradiction that is my brain and the anxiety that courses through it and my efforts to battle/live through/survive it. I even took a personality test, not once, but twice (because how could this be true??), and came out with this personality: Architect: INTJ-T, which apparently only […]

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25 for my 25th : final progress

Hey, remember how I made a list of 25 things to do during my 25th (or really 26th) year? Well, as always, I didn’t get to all of them, but I made progress! I did new things! That’s what counts. I love having these lists to hold me accountable and to push me to actually do […]

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25 for my 25th : progress

Admittedly, I have not crossed off as many things on this list as I would’ve liked to by now, but I do have some plans in motion. I have exactly three months left until my birthday. A little update on my 25 for 25th list: 1. Visit Portland, Oregon √ 3. Make my own sandwich bread […]

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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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25 for my 25th

Today is my 25th birthday. Yikes. How am I already closer to 30 than I am to 20? It’s such a cliche, but time really does move faster the older you get. Lately I’ve been feeling really nostalgic about my childhood and college years and how I didn’t treasure those moments enough. A lot has […]

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my summer bucket list

Summertime makes some fine competition for my other favorite time of year, Christmas, and I couldn’t be happier that it’s here (for me, June marks the start of the season). I was so successful with this list last summer…and not so successful with the following lists, but I’m hoping these summer months will motivate me […]

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on taking risks

I have always been the by the book, do-gooder, never take any uncalculated (not a word) risks, worry wart. Always. And I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned it on this blog, but I suffer from a lot of anxiety. Even I know it’s absurd to get anxious about asking the drive-thru employee for a […]

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