Denver Colfax Half-Marathon

Half-Marathon Battle Royale

    My brothers have challenged me to a Half-Marathon Battle Royale. The Event: Denver Rock n’ Roll Half-Marathon The When: October 19, 2014 The Who: My two brothers, Graham and Peter, and me (pictures of my brothers’ ugly mugs and their adorable families are below) Since I will be in Colorado for the next…

Celebrating with just a few of the amazing people at HA

This is Not Goodbye, It’s I’ll See You Later

Yesterday was my last day in the office at GA Communication Group. I resigned from my position as copywriter. More than anything, it’s bittersweet. I loved my time at GA. I often say—and not lightly—that moving to Chicago three years ago and working with GA saved me. I found not only a new life, but also…

Ch ch ch changes (Flickr: Rafa Garcés)

My July Worry Vault

I know, I know. It’s already the 8th and I have yet to post my July Worry Vault. So much is happening, y’all! So much. And yet, I can’t describe everything detail. Not right now, at least. Maybe in August? Yeah… August. Keep your socks on until then and I’ll fill you in on a…

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Ciao Bella!

I’ve been back from Italy for a week now. It has taken me so long to post about my trip because I’m still speechless. It was amazing. Just incredible. There’s so much to talk about, but for ease I’ll go in chronological order of our week in Italy. We spent time in Naples, Pompeii, Rome, and…

Everything laid out on my bed.

What I Packed For Italy

I need to take over a post and brag about how well I packed for Italy. We were there for 8 days and I had only 1 hiking backpack and a purse. Amazing, right?! I went into work the morning before we left and walked in with my luggage. A coworker caught me in the elevator and…

from "NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette" by Nathan W. Pyle

How to Survive in a Big City

Nathan W. Pyle created a series of animated GIFs for New York City, but it equally applies to Chicago and any major metropolitan area. To summarize a few key learnings: It doesn’t matter who you are, put it on your lap. Beware the empty train car. It’s empty for a reason. Do we need to be…

Birthday outfit!

My 4th StitchFix Box

Happy Summer, my friends! I’m heading out to Chicago’s Midsommarfest, but before I go have fun in the sunshine I want to update you on my latest StitchFix box. I received my 4th StitchFix a day before my birthday. As I opened the box, I was instantly excited. A little birthday present to myself, if…

I would post a meaningless "Stay Positive" quote or something, but I don't want to waste either of our time. Instead here's a picture of the bags that were given out at the United Center for Game 7 of The Hawks v. The Kings. No, I was not at the game, but this bag still makes me laugh.

My June Worry Vault

June is my favorite month of the year. Not only is it my birthday month, but wonderful things always happen in June. People start venturing out of their winter hibernation. Big decisions are made. Adventures happen. I have a lot going on over the next few weeks, but I’ll focus on that later. Right now,…