Peace out 2016.

Thank goodness it’s December 31st. Can I get an ‘Amen’? While there have been some significant lows in 2016, I’m thankful for the joy and growth that I’ve experienced. Here are a few noteworthy moments from my year. January. Visiting Washington D.C. Most powerful moment: Holocaust Museum Volunteering at the Cubs Convention. February. Mardi Gras in St. […]

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Becoming a runner.

If you would’ve told 13 year-old me that one day I’d have run 5 half marathons, countless 5Ks and am training for a marathon, I would’ve laughed and said “wrong person.” Yet here I am, excited and ready to train for the Chicago Marathon! Running was not always a passion or even tolerance of mine. […]

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Soundbites: Holiday Tunes

Happy holidays! While in Chicago it’s felt like winter for longer, today is the first day of winter which means Christmas is in FOUR days! How crazy is that? To help you get through the week and your holiday travels, here is a playlist of my favorite Christmas songs, inclusive of pop, rock, indie/folk and […]

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48 hours in Kansas City.

This past weekend, I traveled to Kansas City for a quick visit to see some of my college friends. Even though I went to school 2 hours away, I had actually only driven through the city a few times and visited a suburb once. Coming from Chicago, I’m always in awe of other cities and […]

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Guest Blogger: Bolt Blogs

At my high school (as I assume at many others), lockers were organized alphabetically by grade. It just so happens that today’s guest blogger and I both have ‘B’ last names and were in the Class of 2012, hence we met through locker proximity. Meet Nicole! Nicole runs Bolt Blogs, a fantastic beauty/fashion/lifestyle blog that makes […]

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