How I Manage My Depression

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I thought now was a good time to share a post about how I manage my depression, as autumn is a notoriously difficult time. (There’s a reason why Suicide Prevention Week is in September.) The days get shorter, the sun appears less even during the day, the weather changes, and, no matter how shitty you […]

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Taking the Leap: Cliff Jumping

I am a very anxious person. Lucky for me, it tends to tag along with my depression. As a result, I spend a lot of time fretting over scenarios that will never come to pass. Fortunately, my anxiety isn’t such that it holds me back much, but there are times when I really feel the […]

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101 in 1001 – 6 Month Update

As of September 1, I have been working on my 101 in 1001 goals list (inspired by Sarah at The Chronicles of S) for a whole 6 months! In looking back, I have accomplished a lot, and I thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the progress that I have […]

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Creating The Life That You Want

My biggest problem is this: I often feel like I am living someone else’s life. Like, I sit up and think, “This can’t be my life.” Or, “When does the real thing actually start?” The problem with that, obviously, is that real life is now. It has started. It is here. And it is mine. So […]

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A Year Without Junk Food

Summer is a paradoxical time: on the one hand, there is all the “bikini body” bullshit, and on the other, there is a lot of opportunity for drinking a lot of beer and eating a lot of not-so-great-for-you food such as ice cream. I have always had a problem with moderation. I don’t know if […]

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Get A Library Card: Four Things That Will Convince You

This post is directed at creatives, of course, but anyone can take advantage of the great things that come out of a library card. 1. It Will Expand Your Horizons Sure, the bookstore is a fantastic atmosphere for browsing new books. I’ll give them the advantage, that the people that run bookstores know how to […]

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A Birthday Memorial

I was going to have a post today about what I learned the year I was 23. But other stuff came up that just seemed more important. I share a birthday with a few awesome people. I love my birthday. A LOT. And I got a little thrill out of sharing my favorite day of […]

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A Writerly Gift Guide


As some of you might know, it is my birthday tomorrow! In honor of this momentous (to me, anyway) occasion, I thought I would put together a little gift guide for writerly types. There are some really cool things out there for the Hemingway-wannabe or bibliophile in your life, so without further ado, I present […]

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(Healthy) Snacks Boost Your Productivity

A lot of time productivity has less to do with setting up systems and routines, using technology or a certain kind of inbox, etc – and a lot more to do with willpower. Now that’s not to say, “oh clearly you’re just being lazy.” That’s not what prevents people from doing things, usually. There’s something about willpower […]

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Vegan Challenge: Completed

As of 12:01 AM on Sunday morning, I am officially finished the 7 day vegan challenge! How was it? Well. It was a LOT easier than I had anticipated. It was also harder, if that makes any sense. Harder I expected the challenge to be hard. Going seven days without milk, eggs, or cheese?! It […]

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