5 Resolutions for 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR, everyone! I can’t lie, I absolutely love new year’s resolutions. I love the idea of taking time to focus on what you want and setting goals in order to achieve that. I know you can do this at any point of the year, but I think there’s something special about doing it at the top of the year. It’s a nice reset. From my experience, the trick is to set reasonable goals, which is something humans find very difficult to do. Another trick is to not set too many goals. That’ll just lead to burnout! I feel like I’ve learned a lot about myself this year, and I feel more prepared that I ever have to set reasonable goals that I can follow through on. We have a full year to see how right I am about that. Let’s go! Continue Reading

5 Things I Learned In 2017

Man, this has been . . . a year. I had really high hopes for 2017 at this time last year, both globally and personally. But it was just kind of a shit-show overall. I mean, remember when we thought 2016 was the worst year ever? 2017 was so bad that I can’t even remember what we were bitching about in 2016.

Though the world certainly seems to be falling apart, I cannot ignore the fact that my personal life is not in shambles. I suffered no major personal losses and I can still afford to live the same lifestyle I always have. And for those things I will always be thankful. Though it was not always the easiest, 2017 taught me a lot of lessons that I will carry with me forever. Without further ado, here they are:

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Understanding My Sexuality

I’ve been working on this post for several weeks. First, I couldn’t decide how to start it. Then, I felt a lot of pressure to say the right thing, to phrase things in exactly the right way. These kind of pieces are so important, especially for readers who are struggling to understand their sexuality. I’ve read a number of these kinds of pieces throughout the years, and they’ve all helped me in one way or another. Now I hope that sharing my journey to understanding my sexuality will help someone else. I hope my words resonate with others and bring at least one other person comfort. It’s a tall order, but I’ve tried to meet it. Here goes nothing . . .

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Holiday Gift Guide – 2017

‘Tis the season to buy many, many presents! I love exchanging gifts . . . when I feel like I have great gift ideas. Otherwise the gift buying process is extremely anxiety-provoking for me. Anyone with me? Up until this point, I have been the kind of shopper who goes searching for specific products. I haven’t really tended to be great at stumbling upon great products, on sale or not. But this year, I’m making a concerted effort to be a different kind of shopper! I’m searching out deals, planning gift ideas ahead, figuring out what’s “in” now. What is this? Adulthood?? Wild.

I’m planning to make this post a running list of gift ideas that I stumble across throughout the holiday season. These are all products that are on my wish list, on the wish lists of friends and family, or things I think lots of people out there might like. You can click the link or photo associated with each post to get more information on each item and to purchase it. Here’s to hoping you find an idea in here somewhere!

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Me Too

Me too.

About two months ago, we entered a period in which women and men can share their experiences with sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape with the expectation that people will be open to believing them. When I read that statement over, it really doesn’t sound all that exciting. In fact, it sounds a bit depressing. But it represents a huge shift in the way that we approach allegations of sexual misconduct.

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7 Things I Love About Winter

It’s been in the 30s for the past two days here, so I’m pretty sure that means that I can finally say that winter is here. What a gift. As I think I’ve said in just about every blog post, I hate sweating and I love cold weather. So, naturally, I am all about this time of year. Read on to see other non-sweating related reasons that I can’t get enough of Winter.

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