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My December Worry Vault

It’s December! Except, it doesn’t feel like it in California. Christmas is just a few weeks away, but the only difference here are a few lights strung on palm trees throughout town. Regardless, I love Christmas. B and I will be traveling this year, but not the normal holiday trekking. Instead of battling the airport, we’ll…

The trees were so large and gorgeous that you could only get a fraction of them in pictures.

“Turkey” Day Adventures

For Thanksgiving, B and I took a road trip to Portland, Oregon to hang out with his good friends, Sam and Paige. By the way, if there was an award for cutest couple in the world, I would give it to Sam and Paige. They’re tiny and fun and adorable and I want to be…

Pretty rainbow.

My November Worry Vault

I didn’t do an October Worry Vault because I was in a new place and I didn’t know what to worry about—besides everything. But now I have a better handle on things. I think. I hope. So, here is my November Worry Vault. 1. Get at least 1 article published (or accepted for publication) at…

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My First California Breakdown

One month and three days into California. I’ve had my first breakdown. “Had” is the wrong tense. I am having my first breakdown. I am experiencing my first breakdown. I am undergoing a breakdown. Diagnosis: Breakdown. It all started as a small, meaningless moment. I guess that a breakdown has been building up for a…

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Zillow Is Depressing

It’s Saturday evening. B went for a run. I stayed home with a tennis ball digging into my bum. Last week’s half-marathon hit me a few days late. So, here I am in our overpriced apartment in Redwood City where the cabinets aren’t hung straight. I figured I’d look at the cost to buy a home out…

I will Hulk SMASH you, perfectionism! From Simon Q (Flickr)

I Must Say Goodbye to Being Perfect

I have a type A personality. As a child, I colored in the lines. I like to follow directions and please people. But in my new life, I must scribble outside the box—and my comfort zone. I have to say goodbye to a core part of me: My perfectionism. My new job at a startup…

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Weighing in on “Feminism”

Feminism is a hot topic these days. And by “hot” I mean that it’s mentioned everywhere and yet disputed. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella recently suggested that women shouldn’t ask for raises but rather trust that the system will take care of them, creating quite the backlash. Sarah Silverman did a TV ad that aims to raise $30 trillion to…