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Archive for July, 2013

Moving Forward

I’ve learned that change is inevitable, and while some changes I’ve accepted kicking and screaming, others I’ve fully embraced. In the last month or so I’ve had to make some pretty big decisions regarding work, friendships/relationships, and the possibility of moving. Some of those decisions aren’t yet final, but will hopefully be resolved soon. While […]


Song of the Week: Blurred Lines

Have you ever turned on the radio at random and discovered that the song playing might just be your new favorite? I rarely listen to the radio anymore since my commute is very short, but one day last week I happened to switch it on, and the song playing at the time has been stuck […]


Exit Strategies

At some point or another I bet most people (myself included) have pictured how we’d say our goodbyes at job we didn’t exactly love. For some, it would be a heartfelt email sent out to everyone you’ve worked with, letting them know how much (or how little) they mean to you, followed by promises to […]


Yes, Please: A Good Night’s Sleep

Yes, Please: A Good Night’s Sleep

The other day I woke up and realized that I had just experienced one of the best night’s sleep in a long time. Normally I don’t have any trouble falling or staying asleep, but lately that hasn’t been the case. Between the kittens waking up in the middle of the night, and my mind not […]


Analysis Paralysis

If I’ve learned one thing during my recent search for a new apartment, it’s that I most certainly suffer from a little condition called “analysis paralysis.” I’ve heard this phrase used often when reading game reviews (when there are too many choices that all seem like good ones, it’s easy to get stuck trying to […]


Welcome to the World: Maggie Mae

Welcome to the World: Maggie Mae

This morning (Thursday, July 11th), I woke up to a text message with news that I’m sure the majority of my family has been waiting to hear: My cousin Stephanie’s new baby (Margaret Mae) finally arrived at 5:36 am. Hearing this news instantly put a smile on my face, and I knew that I would […]


Meet Me at the Fair

Meet Me at the Fair

Last year on Independence Day the only fireworks I ended up seeing were ones being set off by people in the street as I was driving back from seeing a movie (the 2012 summer heat wave was a huge influence in the decision to sit inside a cold movie theater over fighting the crowds in […]


Yes, Please: When Real Life Conversations Turn Out Better Than You Imagined

Whenever I’m faced with having a conversation that might be challenging (talks with co-workers or bosses about unpleasant things), or meeting someone for the first time in real life (online dating guys), I often get a little worked up wondering how the conversation will turn out or the meeting will go. In my head I […]


A New 60 Day Challenge

A few months ago I decided to challenge myself to finish a novel I had started a while back. I set a deadline of 60ish days, and had high hopes that not only would I finish, but that I would finish early. Unfortunately, I lost steam after the first couple of days, and then suffered […]


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