A Year of (Un)learning

words from mae’s “Our Love is a Painted Picture” A year ago, today, I left my 12-year job in digital publishing, where I was working for a website I considered my life’s work. I lived and breathed our website for the better part of that decade. That meant the brand was basically my lifeblood. When I was suddenly without a…

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Currently / March 2018

Formerly a weekly themed post I adapted from That’s Chic, this is a list of my favorite things for the month. Music Monday So I’ve been talking about this collaboration since January and I can’t believe it’s finally here. We’re launching the #DandyOnaXPrima collection on April 21st and taking pre-orders starting tomorrow. I’ll talk more about this precious project in a separate post…

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Instamonth: August 2013

I’ve been quite the delinquent poster. Thank goodness for the photo-a-day challenge for our website, I have (more or less) been posting daily on Instagram. It’s not quite an accurate record of my daily activities, but it’s better than nothing! Ha!  Follow me on Instagram Today’s the first of September, which only means one thing: Christmas is only three months…

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On Being Thirty

When I was 16, I had a clear picture in my head of how I wanted my life to be like. I had an “ideal marrying age.” At 25, I knew in my heart that I was going to be married. By 30, I’d have two kids, one girl and one boy, and I’d be a stay-at-home mom with a…

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Catching Up

It’s kind of crazy how time speeds up and just like that, it’s already the end of the first half of the year. How did that happen? Just six months ago, I was promising myself a lot of things: to always say yes, to try new things, and to be a little more adventurous in life. And here we are…

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Dearest Mommy

I would like to spend a day,sitting beside you on your bed.We can watch TV or just sleeptogether. We don’t need to speakor even touch. All I needis some time to bewith you, here and now.I’ll tell you about howthere was a boy and nowthere’s a girl I fell in lovewith. She’s tiny and beautifuland someone I know youalready love…

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13 Going On 30

Right before I turned 25, I was a mess. I was insecure, afraid, and didn’t know if I was where I was supposed to be. But I’ve come to realize that you can’t compare yourself to others or pattern your life after someone else’s. And I think that’s why I’ve been more carefree and have finally let go of worrying…

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(Don’t) Put Yourself Out There

I have a paper journal that my friend gave me as a birthday present back in 2003. I’m only on page 60, 8 years later. I’ve never been the type to write every day (I used to blog every minute! I think you call it Twitter nowadays.), but I just kept this in my room for emergency purposes. The other…

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nicked off Jill and Mika

Your result for The Director Who Films Your Life Test… Woody Allen Be prepared to have your life story shot entirely in New York City — though lately Woody’s been loving shooting in London. Also, your music soundtrack is all jazz from before 1949. Filmography: Annie Hall, Manhattan, Stardust Memories, Everyone Says I Love You, Match Point, Scoop, etc. Woody…

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