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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 birthday later this week!  […]

April 13, 2016 Continue reading…

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 idea of where it could lead. I was 21, simultaneously optimistic […]

March 30, 2016 Continue reading…

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 filters and frames!   I get […]

March 2, 2016 Continue reading…

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 filters and frames!   Remember that […]

February 24, 2016 Continue reading…

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 definition of equanimity–it was at […]

February 10, 2016 Continue reading…

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 secret to success, but the key to failure is trying […]

February 2, 2016 Continue reading…

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 Jillian: three new countries, […]

December 21, 2015 Continue reading…