WHAT MATTERS NOW?

In the midst of a pandemic, much of what we once deemed worthy of our time fades into the background. Dilemmas about not having enough time to get side projects done turn into a loss of motivation to continue those projects. My friends and I struggled to pick a destination for a long-awaited girls trip…

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NO ONE KNOWS WHAT CHEESE CURDS ARE HERE

There’s a lot I didn’t know before moving to Florida. For instance, did you know that despite being called the Sunshine State, it rains pretty much every dayΒ for about half the year? Didn’t know that? Funny, neither did I before moving down here. And we’re not talking about a little sprinkle in the afternoon. We’re…

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WHAT IT’S LIKE TO HAVE A BIG AGE GAP BETWEEN SIBLINGS

Anyone who knows me knows that I adore my little sister. Of course I love my other siblings and the rest of my family. But not much compares to the special bond that I have formed with this sweet little girl, and I think our 15-year age difference has made us even closer.Β  We are…

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13 THINGS I LEARNED HALFWAY THROUGH COLLEGE

After my first semester of college I wrote a post called, “10 Things You Learn At College.” It was the first time that I saw a post really take off. To this date it is still one of my top-viewed blog posts. Looking back on it makes me laugh a little bit. I still believe…

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LESSONS FROM DAD

Some of my best memories with my dad involve late-night food runs, just the two of us. Having that one-on-one time with him, even if it was just over a little meal, was special. Sometimes it was just because he saw a taco bell commercial, and other times it was a chance for spontaneous father-daughter…

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10 THINGS TO THANK MY MOM FOR ON MOTHER’S DAY

When I was little, my mom told me that one day I would want to leave and go live somewhere else on my own. I told her that I was certain that day would never come, because I loved my mommy and daddy so much. Sure enough, she was right–as always. The day came, and…

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