Fitbloggin, Friends, NOLA Church and Stuff

June 23, 2014

I can’t believe that it’s already finals week for the summer session.  The last few weeks have been busy and awesome, and while I haven’t made much time to check in here, I decided to do that this evening.  (I should be studying for a final exam that I’m taking tomorrow at noon, but blogging […]

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The Handsome Guy at the Coffee Shop

June 13, 2014

Dating isn’t easy in my body, but the truth is, it’s complicated for most people. I just have the added frustration fun of waiting for someone to see past my size and gorgeous friends.  (Seriously, I have some incredibly pretty friends, but I wouldn’t trade them.) I spend a lot of time at Starbucks because of […]

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Making a Difference in a Big Way

June 12, 2014

I don’t always share the projects that I’m involved in on my blog, but if we’re connected on social media, you might know that I’m involved with a pretty incredible group of people who aren’t afraid to stand up and make a difference. PlusInc is a nonprofit organization that is committed to giving a voice […]

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Seeking Validation and Instant Gratification

June 10, 2014

We all like to feel validated, and some of us need it more than others.  I used to be among the neediest people I knew, and as I sat with Jeff and Shannon last night at Starbucks, we reflected on the changes we’ve all gone through over the last year. Jeff got married, and Shannon […]

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Tieks and Tory Burch and Why Target Won

June 5, 2014

Last week I wrote a post about Tieks and Tory Burch because I desperately needed new flats.  I love Tory Burch, but when I was searching for a replacement for my latest, doomed pair, I didn’t see anything as cute or versatile my last pair. While I was at Target with my friend, Ariel, we […]

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Back To New York

June 4, 2014

It’s been quite a long time since I made a trip back to New York.  I went several times in 2012, but when I moved into my apartment later that year, I started loving my life here.  I didn’t spend much time thinking about New York, and that was an unexpected relief. I’ve grown and […]

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Things Change

June 2, 2014

Clint is moving to Chicago in a few weeks, and when he called to tell me about the job offer, he asked if I thought he should go.  My opinion matters a lot to that guy, and I don’t like it lightly.  I asked him if he wanted to go, and he answered the way […]

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Does Anyone Wear Tieks Ballet Flats?

May 30, 2014

I’m about to enter into my little travel season, which reminds me that I desperately need a new pair of classic, comfortable and cute ballet flats. I’ve sworn by Tory Burch for years, and I can’t imagine any pair of shoes being as comfortable and lasting as long as my favorite Tory Burch flats.  (Please […]

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Facing the Past and Asking for Forgiveness

May 29, 2014

“Harboring unforgiveness is like drinking poison and expecting someone else to die.” I’ve always been pretty good at extending grace to people who have hurt me, and the biggest reason for that is because I’ve been given so much mercy in times in which I totally didn’t deserve it. It is no secret that I’ve […]

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Ten Things That You Probably Don’t Know About Me

May 27, 2014

1. I want to see Mount Everest in person someday.  I have vacationed in the Colorado Rockies and the Swiss Alps, and I’d love to see the Himalayas. When I saw Pike’s Peak again on my last trip, I was blown away by the realization that Mount Everest in more than twice as tall.  I cannot […]

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