2016

I realize that this is the second post in a row that has only numbers for the title, which surprises even me because I tend to like words more – again, not a math person. Oh, and last year was soooooooo ten days ago. What was I doing a year ago? Well, for one thing, […]

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601

That little number became synonymous with “home”. It was the number of a modest apartment in the middle of Rexburg where six strangers from all sorts of backgrounds came to start college together. On the first day of school we hung up a sign that said “I seriously love these people” and that became our motto […]

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a simpler time…and a christmas story

Pretending to be sick was my superpower in elementary school from about the age of five to seven. It wasn’t that I disliked school…just math. I’d be in perfect health when we were reading in class but the second the teacher put up the new math lesson, I suddenly became deathly ill and moped to the […]

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a rose by any other name

Recently, I’ve been reflecting on what experiences or brief moments that have ensued in my life that make up who I am. One fateful day (last weekend), I was digging through my bottom drawer in my apartment looking for something warm to wear (it is Rexburg after all) and I found my Madeline book sweater. […]

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19 random facts

I’d consider my first full year of being an adult a success. But that’s probably because I don’t own my own car or house, I barely know how to fill out paperwork without calling my mom at some point – basically I don’t have complete independence from my parents, but that’s totally fine because it will […]

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“That picture you take with your front camera”

So confession time: there are days when selfies happen. Today was one of those days. I’m really not much of a selfie taker on a normal basis because let’s be honest, there are much better ways to take photos. My first official selfie was taken with my dad on top of the Eiffel Tower in 2013. […]

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introversion…and the first week of college

Packing for college involved a number of trips to Target. I had this long list of necessities that I had written down and on the last trip, I was nearly finished finding everything with two days to spare. Just as my mom and I were walking down the last aisle, I found the book section. Four […]

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restless soul/six things to cure boredom

Originally, I was going to write something about the top [insert a “profound” number] things to do when you’re bored, but it morphed into realizing this chronic situation I find myself in, so you’ll get a little bit of both. I love being busy. No, I don’t mean stressed-out-of-my-mind trying to overwork myself. I love […]

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Shopping Sprees at Midnight

I was up, Mom was up, no one else was. I don’t know what happened but my mom found herself sitting on my bed until almost 2 a.m. with catalogs strewn out. She asked me to show her the dresses I had stalked for a while and we ended up going through my Pinterest  talking […]

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