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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Lesson Learned: Stop Waiting to Pop the Champagne

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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 […]

Here, Read This:

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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 […]

Journal 13 | What’s Up, 2019?

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Inspiration / Life & Lifestyle

After (finally) setting aside some time to reflect on 2018 and tuck it safely away as one of my most noteworthy years, it only seemed fitting to spend a minute ushering in this new one in a similar fashion — with a post dedicated entirely to it, of course! So… what’s up, 2019? This is me welcoming you with wide-opened arms; inviting you into an eager embrace. Can you feel my optimism? That innocent hope that hasn’t […]