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Monthly Memo: November

Monthly Memo: November

Hello Friends!  I can not believe it’s almost Thanksgiving already!  This November went by way quicker than I wanted it to.  Work has been crazy and will only get crazier until the end of the year (gotta love all those holiday parties!), and I just finished my writing class, which I loved!  The creative non-fiction class was through Gotham Writers, which is a writing school based in New York that also offers classes online.  Obviously, I went the online route, which…

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Monthly Memo: October

Monthly Memo: October

Hello from Toronto!  Actually, by the time this posts, Mike and I will be near Niagara Falls, hopefully on a boat.  I can’t believe this year is almost over, it seems like each month, especially October, is just rushing by. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that my friends and I threw a fundraiser at Bang Bang Pie and Biscuits here in Chicago earlier this month.  We screened short films by amazing female directors, had some…

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Monthly Memo: September

Monthly Memo: September

Hooray, it’s finally Fall!  Though you wouldn’t know it with this 80+ degree weather we’re having in Chicago this past week.  We actually just had the hottest September 22 in recorded history.  Lucky us!  It’s been a hectic month so far, with work, family plans, weddings and other commitments.  We started the month at my cousin’s wedding back in my hometown, which was so much fun.  I was also just at a bachelorette party the other night for my friend…

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A Note on Trying to Do It All

A Note on Trying to Do It All

Nowadays, I think it’s very easy to feel like we need to be always be doing something of note.  Between social media, blogs, and books detailing the adventures and successes of others, there’s a pressure to jump in and make a name for yourself as well.  At least, I know I feel that way sometimes; the pressure of trying to do it all is definitely there.  The tricky part is knowing what to go for and finding the time to…

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Monthly Memo: August

Monthly Memo: August

Hello friends! Happy August!  Man, this month is juts flying by.  With work being so busy and our hectic schedule of weddings this year, I feel like I haven’t been able to slow down and enjoy the summer at all this year.  Which is fine, but I still have so much left on my Summer Bucket List that I want to accomplish! Like: Taking a trip out to the Warren Dunes in Michigan Going to the Logan Square Farmer’s Market…

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Dealing with Airport Anxiety

Dealing with Airport Anxiety

I have this problem with anxiety. It makes me overthink and do certain things I wouldn’t normally do, just to calm my brain. One of the main problems I have when traveling is the anxiety that comes with trying to make a plane, train or other mode of transportation on time. This issue wreaks havoc on my brain in the weeks before I travel. I don’t have enough fingers and toes to count how many times I’ve woken up in…

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Monthly Memo: July

Monthly Memo: July

How in the world is it already July?!  These past couple of months have made up the summer of getting shit done (so far). I told Mike that as soon as we moved, which happened at the beginning of June, I was going to get down to business (to defeat the Huns 🎶 – Mulan!!). I wanted to get back on the ball with this blog and with getting back in shape and with just taking care of myself in general….

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Summer Reading List

Summer Reading List

I think I’ve made it pretty clear that I’m a big reader through the many book blogs I’ve posted over the years.  I mostly read as I’m on public transportation, and I have been working my way through the books on my shelf, one commute at a time.  I have been trying to read all of the books I already own before I start buying more in an effort to get rid of what I don’t like and refill with…

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27 in 27: Halfway Point

27 in 27: Halfway Point

It’s official.  The move is over, the wedding is over, we are unpacked and comfy in our new home, and I can finally get back to business.  We love the new apartment and our new neighborhood! We moved from West Town up to Logan Square and I think it suits us.  The 606 (Chicago’s answer to the High Line in New York) is a couple blocks South of us and we are so close to so many fantastic restaurants and…

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Monthly Memo: May

Monthly Memo: May

Hello, Hello Strangers! Long time no talk.  I believe I owe some sort of an explanation for that.  Things have been a little hectic lately, especially this beautiful, rainy month of May, because of a few separate factors.  It seems as though things have been snowballing a bit, but we’ll be out of the woods soon I think.  We’re moving in a couple weeks; not too far away but it’s still a hassle as I’m sure most of you know….

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