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Category: Thoughts

Why Your 30s are WAY Better than Your 20s

I can remember the night before my 29th birthday vividly.  My friend, who’s two years older than me almost to the day, was channeling her inner therapist while I sobbed about the end of my 20s being in sight.  I felt like I had wasted the decade (which…

Remembering

Gosh, it seems like yesterday. I had just begun my sophomore year at Padua Franciscan High School in Cleveland and was sitting in the dingy, cold cafeteria for study hall when the lunch ladies came running out of the school kitchen.  In shock, everyone stared at the TVs that lined…

Life Lately- Summer 2017

This summer was amazing, and I’m so glad it’s over.  While I relish in the many opportunities to get away, visit family, and catch up with old friends, I ADORE a regular schedule.  Since I’m back in said regular schedule, I thought I would…

Graduation Thoughts

Even though I’ve been blogging here and there since college and have been teaching since I graduated, I don’t tell my students about my blog.  I’m very cognizant of what I post in case they do ever find it, but I don’t…

Memorial Day + A Slider Recipe

Even though I have been told more times than I can count that Memorial Day is NOT about a three day weekend, pool openings, and burgers on the grill, hearing it in again in the homily at Mass yesterday was an especially provoking and important reminder…  Today is about…

Seven Things I Learned from Moving Away from Home

When we rang in 2017, I realized it would be my NINTH calendar year since I left Ohio for D.C.  Growing up, I never thought I’d leave my hometown, never mind Ohio.  While I will always consider myself an Ohio girl, I’m glad I ventured…

My Summer Bucket List

I need to make sure my summer is awesome..  I hate the feeling when a season ends, and I don’t feel like I totally experienced it.  Last fall, for example, I would have loved to visit vineyards, go apple picking, and do all those fun stereotypical things..  It…

What I’ve Learned from Mom

In honor of Mother’s Day on Sunday, I thought I’d do a little post on practical tips my mom has given me over the years.  Some of these are silly, but they are all very meaningful. You can’t treat your friends like you do…

How to be a Non-Hated Millennial

I’ll just start off my saying that I am a millennial.  I have been known to take photos of pretty food and post them Instagram, and, well, I have a blog…  Some things cannot be escaped.  It’s a generational thing, and I’m OK…

Finding Your Tribe- Part 2

HAPPY FRIDAY!!! Friends.  We all need them.  We love them.  Sometimes they drive us crazy.  But, for better or worse, they are an essential part of our lives, not only when we’re young, but even more so as adults.  In the last post in this series, I spoke…