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Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!

Since we’re more than a full week into 2017, I thought I’d start this new year off on a positive note and blog about what 2016 was to me. These last few years haven’t been the easiest or the greatest for me, and I’ve had to go through a lot of pain, drama, and learning experiences to get to where I am today. As much …

Time Heals All Wounds…

Ever since my mom passed away last year, I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve heard this little saying. Whether it came as a gentle whisper from someone trying to comfort me at her funeral to hearing it get thrown around in passing, over a year later, by a co-worker who thinks it’s way past time for me to move on …

One Year Later

It’s amazing how many things can change in the span of one year. Whether you think of it as one year, 12 months, 52 weeks or 365 days, every year seems to go faster than the last. The things you worried about and stressed out over last year probably seem pretty trivial now. The events that broke your heart 52 weeks ago have now faded and …

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays!

This is our first year celebrating the holidays without my mother. We’ve all had her on our minds lately and I can still feel her presence around, especially when I’m surrounded by my family. It’s weird though, thinking about where we were this time last year, during our last Christmas with her. We knew at that time that she didn’t have much time left on …

Travel Files: Columbus

Thanks to my sometimes fantastic job, I get the chance to travel on a whim. When it comes to traveling, I tend to fly by the seat of my pants and end up being really spontaneous. So when one of my best friends (aka Carrie from Cardigans and Crossbones) in Columbus decided to get married a month ago and have a low-key celebration, I knew …

Picking Up the Pieces and Starting Over

It’s a little crazy how many things can change in the span of just a few months. The last time I posted, it was the beginning of January and I had almost all of 2015 ahead of me. Now it’s June and half of the year is already in the past.  I look back on the past five months and honestly have no idea how I …