April 22, 2014
Of Moose Rugs and Romance

Of Moose Rugs and Romance

Earlier today, I sent my boyfriend a link to a moose rug on Ikea. I said that we didn’t need to get it for our soon-to-be new place, but that he should definitely be aware that it existed, because dude, moose rug . And then I emailed him five minutes later and said I actually desperately wanted it. His response? “Well then, we probably need to own it :-)”

This, to me, is romance. Not the…

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April 17, 2014
The Anatomy of a Quarter-Life Crisis

The Anatomy of a Quarter-Life Crisis

In the past several years, the idea of a quarter-life crisis has really risen in the American consciousness. Twenty-somethings freaking out because they haven’t reached certain benchmark points in their lives, or they aren’t sure what they want, or they aren’t where they thought they’d be by “x” age. And, because we live in a society that tells you that you should know EXACTLY what you want and…

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March 21, 2014
"I Just Think … "

“I Just Think … “

Have you ever caught yourself beginning a statement, particularly when asked your opinion about something in school or business, with “Well, I just think” or “I don’t know, I mean” or “It’s just”. Odds are, even if you don’t realize it, you use this type of language a lot – especially, statistically speaking, if you’re a woman. To quote the movie Finding Neverland, “What a horrible word. Just.

S…

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February 25, 2014
Help Will Always Be Given at Hogwarts to Those Who Ask for It

Help Will Always Be Given at Hogwarts to Those Who Ask for It

Many times in my life, I’ve heard the phrase “God will never give you more than you can handle.” I used to firmly believe that – that no matter what I was going through, it wasn’t more than I could handle. But I’m a grown up now, in a world full of grown up problems that aren’t as easily solved as little high school dramas that seemed like mountains but are, in retrospect, nothing but mole hills. 

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February 18, 2014
House of Cards and the Business of Business

House of Cards and the Business of Business

I’ll freely admit to being a House of Cards addict. I’m one of the flock, simultaneously fascinated and horrified by the Underwoods and their compatriots episode after episode (oh, has it been 6 hours? Oops). The writing is beautiful, the plots viciously…

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January 27, 2014
I’m Shaving My Head to Support Childhood Cancer Research

I’ve always been a short-haired girl, but on March 14th it’s all coming off in support of St. Baldrick’s Foundation, dedicated to researching and curing childhood cancer. If any of you out there in the tumblr-verse are able to give, words couldn’t express my gratitude. 

Whether it’s $5 or $50, every dollar counts!
Donate here 

January 22, 2014
You Are a Writer, so Why Don’t You Write?

I jotted this down in a notebook back in October. Before NaNoWriMo, when I was doubting my ability to call myself a writer. When I still hadn’t finished anything I’d started. Looking back at it now, I’m filled with joy that I proved myself wrong. 
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You…

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January 9, 2014
Yes, But You’re Still Single (or) Be Careful, It’s a Trap

For the past week, my subconscious has been doing something delightful. Every night, consistently, it delivers to me a dream of one of my ex-boyfriends and his current girlfriend (either real or imagined) mocking me in some way, shape or form. 

In this…

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January 7, 2014
You Are Not a Beautiful and Unique Snowflake. Except When You Are.

We all know that line from Fight Club – “You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everyone else.” If you didn’t know it, now you do. 

The concept of that phrase is both true and false, depending on how you…

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January 5, 2014
I Don’t Know How Much I Weigh

I don’t own a scale. In fact, I can’t actually remember the last time I weighed myself. I imagine it was probably the last time I got a new license.

It’s not as thought it’s some sort of social statement, not owning a scale, it’s just that I don’t have…

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