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Do More Of What Makes You Happy
January 4, 2014
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Do More Of What Makes You Happy

My 2014 new year’s resolution is all about doing more of what makes me happy and I think I’m off to a pretty good start since I leave for my 6 month trip tomorrow! It’s amazing where life can lead you in a year. Last January in 2013 I had just finished ringing in the New Year […]

Home Is Where The Heart Is
December 4, 2013
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Home Is Where The Heart Is

So I am officially homeless and unemployed! I moved back to good old tiny Toledo Ohio last week and I will be here for the next month. In fact, I leave exactly one month from today! Up until now everyone has asked me, “aren’t you sad to be leaving New York and your beautiful apartment?” […]

Mes Amis
November 20, 2013
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Mes Amis

As the final weeks come to an end, my calendar has been slammed by last minute “good-bye” drinks, dinners and hangouts. People are coming out of the woodworks! Acquaintances, drinking buddies, old co-workers, neighbors, past bosses and even an ex…..yikes! The fact that all these people are making an effort to see me one last […]

November 9, 2013
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Done & Done

Well I did it! After 8 months or 240 days rather, I finally quit! I’ve been counting down for so long it feels surreal. But, this is really happening; I’m leaving NYC and traveling for 6 months….it’s official! When I first decided to leave I got a countdown app on my phone and titled it […]

New York, New York
October 16, 2013
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New York, New York

“I began to consider, upon the thought of “permanently” relocating… everything New York had made me.  When I arrived, I was like a half-carved sculpture, my personality still an undefined image.  But the city wears you down, chisels away at everything you don’t need, streamlines your emotions and character until you are hard cut, fully defined and […]

A Pack for my Back
October 15, 2013
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A Pack for my Back

One of the biggest benchmarks on my list these past 8 months has been to find a backpack. This whole idea of putting the entire contents of my life in a single bag seemed really daunting. Where would I even begin?  What size would I get? Where would I buy it and most importantly what […]