Give Back in 2017: March

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: Hamilton

I got to be in the room where it happened… I have been a Hamilton fan for a while. I’ve listened to the album so many times that I even workout to it. But there’s something magical about seeing it in the theatre. First, the set and costumes. I loved how simple the set was, […]

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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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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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Give Back: GirlForward

In the wake of the election outcome, I’ve seen many people trying to find organizations to donate to and make a difference for vulnerable populations. I’ve decided to start a recurring segment on my blog featuring nonprofits that I love in hopes that you find places to volunteer your time and donate your resources! (Side […]

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The struggles of being a female sports fan.

I’m a 22 year-old die-hard Chicago sports fan. My dad taught me from a young age that while Chicago teams will bring you heartbreak, you will join a community of optimistic fans who know that “maybe next year” will be the year. I’m also a 22 year-old female. And there are some struggles of being […]

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Soundbites: Bruce Springsteen

I love Bruce Springsteen. He is one of my all-time faves. I grew up listening to him because my dad is also a huge fan. My dad and I snagged tickets (aka I relentlessly checked Ticketmaster until we got tickets) and saw him this past weekend. He played for 3 hours and 33 minutes. No […]

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Saturday staycations.

When you’re a kid growing up in the Chicago suburbs, the only things you would do in the city were: see the Bean, go to a museum, go to a Cubs game, or go shopping on Michigan Avenue. Typical touristy-things. Now that I’m an adult and can really explore the neighborhoods, I’m finding that Saturdays […]

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