July 24, 2014
What We Talk About When We Talk About Stress

What We Talk About When We Talk About Stress

The topic of stress has been coming up a lot recently in my circle of friends. Jobs, relationships, finances, big moves, family drama … stress is everywhere, and the truth is that it’s unavoidable.

When I was younger, I had my fair share of stress and anxiety problems. I was an intense worrier, and easily able to imagine wildly unlikely scenarios about which I would inevitably get myself worked…

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July 18, 2014
My New Blog Launch: Rust Belt Wanderlust

My New Blog Launch: Rust Belt Wanderlust

I’m excited to announce the launch of my new blog, Rust Belt Wanderlust! Dedicated to life, style and adventure on the north coast of America.

Check it out for style and fashion photography that highlights all of the hidden gems and popular spots the Cleveland area has to offer.

http://www.rustbeltwanderlust.wordpress.com

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July 14, 2014
Disconnected Connectivity

When did rudeness start being defined as not answering a text quickly enough, instead of being defined as ignoring people around you in favor of what’s happening on your phone?

A friend was recently telling me about an experience she had in which someone got upset with her because she didn’t answer their text “quickly” enough. The reason? She had a guest in from out of town and was entertaining…

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July 1, 2014
The Worst Thing Ever (or) Validation, Stress, and Negative One-Upmanship

The Worst Thing Ever (or) Validation, Stress, and Negative One-Upmanship

Everyone in the world has something that they would classify as the worst thing that’s ever happened to them. Those thing can vary from “The day the rebel soldiers murdered my family in front of me” to “the day my fish died”. The variety of the human experience on this planet is utterly and ridiculously unfathomable, and as such, so are the “worst” things that happen to us.

When I was an RA, we…

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June 25, 2014
The Routine of a Writer (Or So They Say)

The Routine of a Writer (Or So They Say)

I was recently reading up about the routine of various writers – Vonnegut, Hemingway, Miller, the guy who couldn’t write without the smell of rotting apples, the guy who could only write with coffee – after awhile they all start to blur together.

Reading about their routines is interesting, absolutely. We always like to find out what brilliant people do every day, perhaps at least in the vague…

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June 23, 2014
A Wedding? I Love Weddings. Sensibility All Around!

A Wedding? I Love Weddings. Sensibility All Around!

Wedding season is upon us, and as a shameless romantic, I adore this time of year. Happy Endings, fantastic parties, open bars …. but the thing is, people have really been cocking weddings up lately. And by “lately” I mean basically for as long as I can remember. So, here is a definitive list of what wedding should and shouldn’t be about. Because, you know, as someone who is not married and has…

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June 18, 2014
The New Girl in Town

The New Girl in Town

Ah, new jobs. Simultaneously exciting and terrifying -  like jumping out of a plane or not double-checking that your socks match before going out for the day (you rebel, you). I started a new job on Monday. Still copywriting, but at a different, and much larger, agency. I’d been at my last place for two years, so this is definitely a big change for me. Aside from no longer being on a boat, there…

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June 3, 2014
"I Used to Want to Save the World - Now I just Let People on the Freeway"

“I Used to Want to Save the World – Now I just Let People on the Freeway”

A friend of mine and I were talking the other day about the size of our goals. How some of them are so simple and small, yet seem infinitely harder to achieve than the big stuff. I referenced the quote above. We all start out with large and lofty goals, but there are smaller ones along the way, and that’s where the true life changes can be found. Do we resize our expectations? Sure. Sooner or…

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May 20, 2014

My friend and I ran into an unexpected angel at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Don’t blink … 

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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