Just keep running.

Running is hard. There are times when your feet hurt so badly you want to quit. You question why exactly you’re incessantly pounding pavement and you start making bets when your legs are ACTUALLY going to fall off. If you’ve read my running story, you know that I never thought I’d become a runner. But […]

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Chicago Ale Fest

Thanks to Windy City Blogger Collective, I won 2 tickets to Chicago Ale Fest! After a hot few weeks, the breezy 75-degree weather was MUCH appreciated. Topped off with a beautiful sunset and one of my best friends as my plus one, it was a great evening! I LOVE craft beer. It was great to […]

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March/April reads.

One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to read more in 2017. Here are the books I picked up in March and April. The genres I read were (in order): poetry/essay and nonfiction-memoir. Citizen: An American Lyric – Claudia Rankine First off, I love poetry. In high school I competed in Verse Reading for our Speech […]

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The hills and valleys.

Is it possible to be on a hill and going through a valley at the same time? We often talk about the hills and valleys of life as equal and opposite reactions, but what if you’re experiencing both at the same time? It is very rare to have everything in your life happening perfectly at once. […]

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The beauty in where you’re at.

Yesterday, I posted this status: To all my friends posting about their post-grad plans, congrats! And to all my friends who are still having trouble figuring that out, don’t worry. Finding a job is difficult and it’s not a race. Keep looking, keep applying and be patient. Things will work out the way they are […]

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The lost art form of letter writing.

I love letters. As many of my friends can attest, I always ask for addresses when they move so I can send letters. Some friends write back, others don’t. In the end, I’ll still send the letters anyway. I know that it’s not everyone’s thing to write a letter, but I know they enjoy receiving […]

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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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Next step: undefined.

The other day, my friend and I grabbed dinner and we got to talking about the next step. Our entire lives, we have been conditioned to work towards the next step. In middle school, we studied to get ready for AP classes and harder material. In high school, we worked hard to get a good […]

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