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Six years, and still going

Six years ago, I decided to quit my stable, well-paying, miracle-in-a-recession job to move to France. I bought a domain name, convinced a friend to design a logo, applied my very basic HTML knowledge and decided to start a blog without a very clear...
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From the archives // This is your life

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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From the archives // The wise words of Kurt Nordstrom

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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From the archives // You don’t have to go across the world to find yourself

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!  I forget when exactly I learned the...
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Notes on being unapologetic (and celebrating criticism)

"What other people think of you is not your business," said Deepak Chopra. "If you start to make that business your business, you will be offended for the rest of your life." Haters gonna hate. That's just a fact of life, right? We might not know the...
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Looking back on 2015

At the beginning of 2015, I didn’t have any vacations booked beyond a week in Paris with my mom. I had just started a new job a few months prior, and I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to travel much this year. I confided my concern to my friend...
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Notes on savoring the moment

"To look at everything always as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time: Thus is your time on earth filled with glory." When I reread A Tree Grows in Brooklyn last year—one of my favorite books, and one that I could read...
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Drop everything and go to South Africa?

South Africa has been at the very top of my travel wish list for a very long time--but it's one of those places that seems incredibly foreign (and to some extent, out of reach) simply because of its geographical distance. When my mom was 16,...
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Notes on being lucky

"On social media, we all want to be seen as ducks, a term researchers at Stanford University came up with to convey how, like the animal, young women want to be seen as gliding serenely along, but in fact under the surface are paddling ferociously."...
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Notes on personal brands

My name and my blog and my life have been intertwined for the last five years, which is really just a fraction of my life--but in 2015, it can seem like nothing existed before there was Google and Facebook there to confirm it. When you Google my...
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