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Christine Amorose Merrill at Wide Open Walls, Sacramento

Of the moment // 2.16.18

One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my...
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Pacific Ocean from Bird Rock, San Diego

Notes on how I save, and how I splurge

A reader asked about my approach to saving and spending money, and I thought it might be a fun thing to dig into a little more deeply. My overall approach to money: save so that I can splurge. No surprises here: I’m super routine- and cost-driven in...
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Sweetfin poke bowl at UTC San Diego

Of the moment // 2.9.18

One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my...
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White Ikea desk hack n San Diego, California

Notes on my work-from-home routine

I've been working from home full-time for the past six months or so, and full confession: I love it! Although I did it in small doses in New York City (once a week when I worked at ONA, and then sporadically at Vimeo and Gimlet), this is my first...
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Dog sledding at Les Secrets Nordiques in Quebec City

From the archives // The best of Quebec City

Bringing this back! There are some posts in the archives that are just as relevant now as they were when I wrote them (up to eight years ago!). Once a week, I share one of my favorite posts that I still love to read today and a little reason why....
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Christine Amorose Merrill in RTR Unlimited

Of the moment // 2.2.18

One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my...
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Surfing in Pacific Beach, San Diego

Notes on surfing, or not doing things you don’t love

Here is something that I should preface this story with: it is well-known among my friends and family that I do not like getting my face wet. Yes, I wash my face. No, I do not swim with my face in the water—I prefer an awkward and not entirely...
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Torrey Pines Beach in San Diego, California

Of the moment // 1.26.17

One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my...
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Central Park in the snow

What to do in New York City in the winter

New York City in the winter is one of two things: completely magical or absolutely miserable: there is rarely anything in between. You're either in a life-size snow globe or you're spending a lot of brain power (and likely ruining a pair of boots)...
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Yellow tablet as cheap tool to productivity

My $1 secret to productivity

Forget all of the fancy apps and websites: the vast majority of my productivity relies on a $1 yellow tablet. It's nothing too fancy. I always keep a yellow tablet on my desk (now that I've written this, I bet you'll spot it in the background...
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