Yes, I Can

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Inspiration

By nature, I’m a romantic.

My earliest days were spent starry-eyed and tirelessly imaginative. As my parents lovingly (and just a bit teasingly) recall, I existed in some version of Dreamland in which everything was real and nothing was impossible. And while this sounds like the beginning of a charmed tale of my childhood, that’s not necessarily the case… because the enchanting, make-believe world I thought up simultaneously spun a darker, less playful side, too. After all, if everything was real and nothing was impossible, the nightmares I had and the grimmer stories I conjured up could just as easily exist.

It’s no surprise, then, that by nurture, I am a realist.

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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 is so much more than the things I choose to assign weight to.

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, I decided to model a post after that one. But instead of listing a medley of everyday things, here I’m calling out the 25 things I am most grateful for right now.

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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 popped up in the last 10 or so months and they’re definitely worth sharing. Plus, I wanted to feature some of my all-time favorite activities to partake in around town, as well as some quick little neighborhood guides for those that I find myself bopping around in from time to time.

In case you ever find yourself in Music City, consider this your go-to cool-girl (or cool-guy) guide to get you through your trip. *No hokey tourist traps included*

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