real talk tuesday: living together before marriage

Happy Tuesday!  Over here in Boston we are, once again, staring down the barrel of another nor’easter.  Yep, we hadn’t had one all winter, and now we’re anticipating the second in the same week.  But this time, I guess Wisconsin is getting a blizzard dumped on them as well so… maybe Florida is the right […]

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for the things I have now.

I love Facebook’s “On This Day” feature.  If you haven’t seen it, it reaches back through all your years of Facebook and highlights everything that happened on that day each year.  Just don’t go too far back.  Your high school posts will probably make you want to go back in time and smother your younger, […]

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on the other side of “what if?”

When I was little– probably around four or five– and learning how to swim, I would wear my trusty “bubble” floaty religiously.  I didn’t want to be anywhere near the water without it.  I loved to swim– and still do, actually, but being the more timid kindergartner that I was, I was not interested in trying […]

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When there aren’t words.

In the wake of such a horrific tragedy, ripples can still be felt around the world, and especially within our country.  Ripples of intolerance, ignorance, anger, sadness.  Everyone has a solution for all the problems, everyone knows what should be done, we each think we know better than everyone else.  And yet we still find […]

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when 57 actually means 0

Let me start out by saying I love Apple products.  And that this is probably my fault for my charging habits, and not Apple’s, but I’m all about the blame game when my music craps out 2/3 of the way through a run. I won’t lie.  I wasn’t just listening to music on my phone.  But […]

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bittersweet weekend

Do you ever have one of those weeks that you wish was over before it even begins?  It doesn’t happen very often, thankfully, however that was my mindset this time last Monday.  Much to my surprise, the week ended up flying by a lot faster than I expected it to, but at the same time, […]

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to nurture the human spirit?

Check out my Starbucks store.  Looking extra post-apocalyptic Walking Dead-y, no?  Of course I love things that look a bit dilapidated or abandoned, but after writing the post, it also feels a bit metaphoric, ha. I started working at Starbucks four years ago.  During training, the materials hammered into my baby barista head that beyond […]

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when life comes full circle. in your twenties??

So… I bought a business last month. If you know me, then you know I’m the constant down-player.  I downplay most things I’m doing, and I seldom vocally “own” anything I do. For example: photography. I drafted contracts and collected money for my services.  By definition, a “professional” photographer is one who collects payment vs. an “amateur” […]

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