Author: Marissa

The Latest — Dec. 4

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The Latest

Well well would you look at that… another four months come and gone in what could have been a blink. Hard to believe but July 24 was the last “Latest” post I wrote — way back when I was in the literal thick of a horrendously humid summer in Middle Tennessee, and back when (aside from the stifling heat) there was a noticeable shift in my reality.

Journal 19 | The 25 Things I’m Most Grateful For

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Inspiration / Personal

A little over a year ago, I wrote up a post that listed a rather random assortment of 50 things — small moments and feelings and notions that exist between life’s bigger happenings. Things that, when considered, turn out to be pretty significant matters in themselves. I love having that list to look back on when I’m stuck in a spell of feeling sorry or sad, or when I could use a reminder that life […]

Quick Update | Blog Refresh

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Personal

Ahoy-hoy loyal followers! A quick little update about this here site of mine. If you couldn’t already tell from the domain change alone, A Thousand Candid Words recently went through a bit of a refresh and a general overhaul to align more with where I’m at in my personal life and my career. I’m over the moon to introduce marissa-nicole.com!

Nashville Guide 2.0

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Travel

Y’ALL — I’ve been in Nashville for over a year and a half now and have done my fair share of playing hostess to plenty of out-of-town guests, so I figured it was high time I revisit the ol’ eating and drinking guide I wrote up way back in December of 2018 and update it to include my newest favs. While all of the recommendations that made the last list still hold up, tons more […]

Unpopular Opinion: Tough Love is as Important as Self-Love

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Inspiration

Of all the types of love that exist out there in the world, it’s relatively easy to argue in favor of self-love. Who wouldn’t relish spending a night in, soaking in a tub awash with lavender salts, decadent bubbles, and a bath bomb or two, all while enjoying a couple glasses of wine (or the whole bottle) all in the name of loving thyself. Or maybe your self-love practice is a little less “self-care,” and […]