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Notes on politics (and why I’m with her)

I don't really like talking about politics. It can get messy and confrontational and emotional, and it can make it hard to stay optimistic or feel like it's possible to make a difference. It's especially crazy and divisive times in this election...
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Notes on having it all

Whereas previous generations of women might have been raised to be wives and mothers, it feels like today we grow up aiming to have it all: career, relationship, kids, house, and Instagram-envy-inducing vacations as the cherry on top. There is a...
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Introducing: Gertie the pug!

We brought home our pug puppy on Friday, and we are over the moon in love with her! Her official name is Gertrude Rose, but she shall affectionately be known as GERTIE from here on out. She's super chill and funny and honestly, I'm pretty sure she's...
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Notes on moving in with a SO

My boyfriend and I moved in together about eight months ago (where has time gone?!): it's been all sorts of domestic bliss, but it's also a pretty big life and relationship change that comes with some challenges. This is the first time I've lived...
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Notes on turning 28

Traveling solo can be lonely, but it can also be a cure to loneliness. I started the "every birthday in another country" goal when I was living in France and Australia, when I was creating a life overseas and struggling to make friends and generally...
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Finally: our apartment tour!

Finally: our long-overdue apartment tour! David and I moved in together in October after two and a half years of dating. We opted for a brand-new apartment in Bed-Stuy (more about our hunt over at the New York Times); previously, we had lived about...
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Exciting news: we’re getting a pug!

This has been a long time coming: I actually mentioned my love of pugs in the very first paragraph of my very first blog post. I've been borderline obsessed with pugs since college, and it's only intensified since meeting my boyfriend three years...
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From the archives // Because it’s commencement speech season

There are some posts in the archives that are just as relevant now as they were when I wrote them (up to six years ago!). Once a week, I share one of my favorite posts that I still love to read today. Enjoy–and please forgive the use of Instagram...
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“I could travel like you if someone else was paying for it, too”

The other day, I received on a comment on a post along the lines of: how can I trust you to give advice about how to travel more? If I had brands or tourism boards sponsoring me, it'd be a lot easier for me to travel as much as you do.  It's a...
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From the archives // The best advice my mom has given me

There are some posts in the archives that are just as relevant now as they were when I wrote them (up to six years ago). Once a week, I share one of my favorite posts that I still love to read today--and this one is in special honor of my mom's...
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