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2020: A Year of Reflection

Every year, I write an end-of-year reflection. Usually it’s fun for me and comes naturally – just reflecting and revisiting. This year has a much different feeling for me. This reflection is hard, exhausting, and difficult to articulate. Aside from the obvious hardships we… Continue Reading “2020: A Year of Reflection”

How to Select a Mutual Fund

Once you have set up a brokerage account with a company you like, it’s time to start investing. You can start really small. (I started with putting $200 every so often in various funds.) Putting small amounts in the market is better than waiting… Continue Reading “How to Select a Mutual Fund”

A Balance to Selfishness

Someone recently asked me about how to find a balance between selfishness and selflessness. I thought this was an amazing question, so I decided to really think about it and dig deeper. Naturally, I turned to the Dalai Lama’s wisdom for advice, as this… Continue Reading “A Balance to Selfishness”

Self-Love

I have had a lot of people tell me lately that they think self-love is the most important factor when trying to improve their lives and be happy. I couldn’t agree more with this! But it is easy to say self-love is important and… Continue Reading “Self-Love”

Abuse

Today I am going to talk about something that I have avoided for a long time. I haven’t wanted to talk about it because of the shame that comes with it and the worry of what the person involved will think. The last thing… Continue Reading “Abuse”

A Letter to My Ex

To my ex, When you sent me the papers, I cried all night. It wasn’t like I hadn’t conciously made the decision. I think we were both in agreement on that. I think I cried because it was so final – so real. And… Continue Reading “A Letter to My Ex”

Spain Update #11: In Defense of the Players

In the dating world, no one likes a player. We consider them horrible people, heart breakers – people that play mind games. Many will say that they are something to be avoided because they are liars or cheaters. And while I agree that some… Continue Reading “Spain Update #11: In Defense of the Players”

Spain Update #10: To All Those Boys…

Let’s talk about DATING. Navigating the cruel and crazy beast that is dating can honestly be exhausting. It is fun, but sometimes it’s also the worst. As an extrovert, I really enjoy meeting new people, but it can be hard to put yourself out… Continue Reading “Spain Update #10: To All Those Boys…”

Spain Update #9: Just Keep Trying

For awhile now, I’ve been beating myself up for not having every aspect of my life organized and together. I haven’t been focusing enough on school, or I need to apply more hours at my job – I need to walk my dogs more,… Continue Reading “Spain Update #9: Just Keep Trying”

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