11 days in Europe: Iceland

Over Thanksgiving, my mom and I went on an incredible 11-day trip to Europe! Over the next few weeks, I’m going to post trip recaps for each country we traveled to – Iceland, England, Spain and Ireland. Our first stop was Iceland. Day 1 Our flight to Reykjavik was an overnight flight, so ideally we […]

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Give Back in 2017: November

In 2017, one of my goals is to donate $20.17 each month to a different charity or cause that I’m passionate about. I’ll still feature other nonprofits and social enterprises in the Give Back section, but I wanted to share this challenge with you, as well. I hope I can introduce you to some great organizations and […]

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September/October Reads

In September, I joined a book club started by a few of my friends! We chose the mystery/thriller genre to focus on, so the past two months my reading list has primarily been that (with one exception)! Just Mercy – Bryan Stevenson This is the one exception on my reading list. Like I mentioned in […]

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Give Back in 2017: October

In 2017, one of my goals is to donate $20.17 each month to a different charity or cause that I’m passionate about. I’ll still feature other nonprofits and social enterprises in the Give Back section, but I wanted to share this challenge with you, as well. I hope I can introduce you to some great organizations and […]

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Race recap: Chicago Marathon

The last month has been absolutely crazy- traveling, work events, moving… and to top that list: running the Chicago Marathon. Post-marathon I needed a few weeks to decompress, so hence the delay on this race recap. Friday I work for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, so even though I already had a lottery entry for […]

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Give Back in 2017: September

In 2017, one of my goals is to donate $20.17 each month to a different charity or cause that I’m passionate about. I’ll still feature other nonprofits and social enterprises in the Give Back section, but I wanted to share this challenge with you, as well. I hope I can introduce you to some great organizations and […]

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Summer reads.

Summer is always a good time to get through your reading list! I’ve had a crazy summer, so I didn’t get through as many as I’d hoped, but nonetheless, here are the books I picked up this summer. The genres I read were (in order): nonfiction memoir/faith, nonfiction memoir/comedy (notice a theme?) and young adult […]

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Give back in 2017: August

In 2017, one of my goals is to donate $20.17 each month to a different charity or cause that I’m passionate about. I’ll still feature other nonprofits and social enterprises in the Give Back section, but I wanted to share this challenge with you, as well. I hope I can introduce you to some great organizations and […]

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Soundbites: Coldplay

Last week I saw Coldplay in concert! Thank you so much to my friend and her mom for letting me tag along!! I remember my mom listening to Coldplay CDs back in the early 2000s, so I was pumped to finally see them live. And they DID NOT disappoint! Even though it rained through part […]

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Amidst it all, You are good.

Another day, another story. Newscast after newscast, Details grim and gory. Hate and ugliness fill the screens, Fear and sadness surface flowing outward in misty streams. Echoes of doubt ring loud, Why do bad things happen? How can I let my heart sing out- Amidst it all, You are good. Our imperfect world erodes day […]

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