Author: Marissa

Lesson Learned: Stop Waiting to Pop the Champagne

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Inspiration

It all started with a rather fancy bottle of Veuve, gifted from a close friend to me on my 24th birthday. It was a very generous gift for a very ordinary occasion — one that I would not feel as cool about presenting given the same opportunity (especially at that age, but even now at 26, tbh). Because of its relatively hefty price tag and its top-shelf quality (plus the fact that I’m not really […]

A Happy Vermont 4th of July

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Travel

I’d like to say that I’m finally getting around to writing this because it is, quite literally, the 4th of July, but saying so just wouldn’t be truthful. I’m writing it because a dear friend of mine (again) quite literally brings up the subject of this post almost every. single. time that we hop on the phone to catch up. “When are you going to write about Vermont?” “Can’t think of anything to write? How […]

Here, Read This:

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Inspiration

Whenever I’m feeling uninspired and empty of the will to write, reading the words that other writers have strung together is typically what pushes me out of the rut. Whether perfect or imperfect, relative or not, these articles and blog posts and books always end up reminding me why I love to write in the first place — In a writer’s simplest story, shortest poem, most basic self-help article… there is, at the very least, someone […]