Adjusting To A New Lifestyle

2018 has been a year of many changes and growth for me. I traveled to Europe for the first time. I found love abroad and began a new relationship (with an amazing guy). I went to Electric Forest for the first time. I visited New York for the first time. Boyfriend came to visit and […]

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What’s In My Carry-On: New York Ed.

In my opinion, what you bring in a carry-on is essential for every trip you take. Depending on how long you’ll be on the plane or where you’re going, the things you bring can make a huge difference to your time on your flight. Flying can sometimes be uncomfortable so having things that will make […]

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Long-Distance Relationship

I’m constantly stuck between two opposites when it comes to my love life. Am I the independent woman who doesn’t need her boyfriend’s constant attention or am I the overly emotional woman who gets into passive aggressive mode over a missed FaceTime call? I know certain experiences in past relationships affect reactions in current ones […]

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This Travel Bug Of Mine + New Goals

When I was young, like 5 years old young, all I knew is that I wanted to help make the world a better place. Okay so maybe I didn’t exactly use those words and though my dream job has changed a fair amount, I’ve never strayed from wanting to make the world a better place. […]

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Guide To Choosing A Hoop Size

When I first discovered the world of hoop dance the first thought that popped into my head was “I NEED a hoop NOW.” So I followed the link in the description bar of the youtube video I was watching and was so mesmerized by the different colored hoops available to purchase. I decided on my […]

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Electric Forest Packing List

T minus 3 days until I’m on my way to Electric Forest. No, I have not started packing yet, yes I really needed to start getting things together like a week ago but it’s okay at least I have my checklist prepared. Okay so I named this post Electric Forest Packing List but honestly it […]

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Find Your Flow

It’s the first Sunday of June 2018. June is my favorite month, not just because we are finally starting to have nice warm days here in Chicago, not just because the official first day of summer is in June, but mostly because it is my birthday month. Before you ask, no I am not a […]

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3 Things To Keep In Mind When Staying In A Hostel

Be nice! Okay so this one seems like it should be a given but I think people need to be reminded that smiling at someone, especially if you’ll be sharing a room, is the simplest way to start off a good relationship. This is especially helpful if you end up having to share a room with […]

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Am I an Artist? + Rejection

I’m getting my Master’s in Counseling: Art Therapy. In high school, I was an art major. You’d think I would have an easier time calling myself an artist but for some reason it still feels weird in my mouth. Maybe it’s because I feel like my work is not magnificent or maybe because I feel […]

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Book Nook: The Alchemist

This is my second time reading The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. The first was as a high school sophomore in my Survey Lit. class. At the time, all I was worried about were my friends and cross country/track practice. Needless to say, I didn’t really get into this book as much as I should have. “Everything […]

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