Archives for August 2015

Things (and Links) That Are My Jam Right Now

The following things and links are currently my jam:

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What I’m learning… while learning a second language.


I’ve been wanting to learn a second language for years. Every time I travel internationally I feel like a complete idiot when residents of so many other countries I’ve visited switch to my language to communicate. In 2012 I wrote out my 10 year goals for a Lululemon Ambassador project and “Learning a Second Language” was right at the top. I realized about a month ago that I’d taken a grand total of zero steps towards that goal and was going to have to get a move on if I wanted to reach it in the next 7 years. For anybody else that’s interested in doing the same, I’m one month into it and here’s what I’ve learned so far: [Read more…]

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11 Tips for New College Freshman!

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About to head off for college? Sweet! College is great. You get to be your own boss, there are thousands of new friends and experiences to make, you can eat cupcakes for breakfast if you want, the possibilities are endless! I made a few mistakes here and there but generally had a successful experience. Looking back, there’s advice I received from college grads that I’m really glad I had before I started. There were also a couple things I learned the hard way. Anyway, here are some of my tips to pass along to incoming freshman. They’ll help you have a great 4 years (and hopefully keep you from paying for some college mistakes for years to come). [Read more…]

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How I ended up at the Police Station at 2am on my FIRST weekend in College

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Let this story be useful as a “What not to do” your first weekend away at college. Especially if your school is in a bigger city than the one you grew up in…

On one hand, it’s great that smart phones and Facebook didn’t exist back in 2002. On the other hand, they would have been seriously useful. It’s great that there’s not photographic proof* of the happenings of this night, but in all honesty, it would have added greatly to this blog fodder. I can paint the picture for you though! I’ll actually be painting the picture for a lot of people, as I’ve never even told my parents this story. It’s now safe to tell it, 13  years later and 2000+ miles away. ; ) Here’s the story of how I ended up at the McKeesport Police Station at 2am my first weekend in college. [Read more…]

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Book Buzz: What to Read When You Feel “Stuck.”

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I’ve done a lot that I’m proud of since graduating college. I’ve traveled to 10 countries. I’ve run my own business. I’ve always been self-employed. I have money in savings and no debt. I have great relationships with friends, family, and my man-friend. I have a fantastic dog that just gets me. Despite all this though, the past year or so, I’ve just felt “stuck.” I felt I wasn’t going anywhere (figuratively, professionally) and was lacking any and all motivation to get started on something new. To grow. [Read more…]

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Home is wherever I’m with you…

It’s hard being torn between 3 different places. I love Kentucky, Canada, and California so much and I wish all three places were closer together. All my favorite people are so scattered about… Thank goodness for Tango. We make a good team and I’m glad we’ve got this place to call home for now.

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