What I Read // February

March 4, 2015

Book club selection: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin (5 stars) This book was so, so lovely. I went into it with high expectations, knowing that most everyone who had read the book had loved it. And all my expectations were met! I loved A.J., even at his grumpiest. He was ornery yet […]

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Monthly Goals // March

March 2, 2015

And suddenly it’s March! February was a wonderfully exciting month. I went through a breakup that only made me feel happiness and relief, and this steadfast assuredness that singleness is right where I want to be. I became an aunt for the second time, and my brand-new nephew is squishy and adorable. And I celebrated Valentine’s […]

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Five for Friday (v. 39)

February 27, 2015

1) I received my tax return last weekend! Wahoo! I used it to pay off my balance for the cruise I’m taking in May with my mom, as well putting a huge chunk toward my credit card. It pains me to admit that after a trip to Savannah and St. Augustine, as well as the Christmas […]

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The Bond of Aunts & Siblings

February 25, 2015

My mom is the one who called it. “Jenny’s going to have the baby soon,” she told me on Thursday, after showing me a picture my sister-in-law had posted of her belly on Facebook. My sister-in-law, Jenny, wasn’t due for another two weeks (she was scheduled to have a C-section on March 2), but, in […]

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Book Review: The Swimmer by Joakim Zander

February 23, 2015

I love suspenseful novels that keep you on the edge of your seat. Novels that take you to a world you have no idea about, that make you root for characters you just were introduced to. And I especially love suspenseful novels that have a strong female lead. Call it being a feminist, call it […]

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TGIF (v. 13)

February 20, 2015

The high of my week was my Galentine’s date with my friend Bri. I wasn’t really upset on Valentine’s Day (I was secretly calling it “Independence Day!” Ha.) But it was still nice to get out of the house and do something fun. And I’m glad we opted for a girl’s night in because I […]

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The Guilt of Contentment

February 18, 2015

I’ve been going back and forth with myself lately, feeling this need to talk about something I’m going through, but knowing it involves another person and it’s always dicey to talk about things that involve multiple people. But I’ve had a few people ask me about this and I feel like I should talk about […]

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Top Moments of My (Valentine’s) Weekend

February 16, 2015

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day weekend. I had a pretty great one myself! It was low-key, allowing me to get some freelancing and reading done, but also filled with friend and family time. Let’s discuss some of my top moments! 1. Treating myself to a haircut! I didn’t do anything crazy […]

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TGIF (v. 12)

February 13, 2015

The high of my week was going out with a bunch of coworkers after work for trivia. There are so many bars in South Tampa that host fun trivia nights, and we finally corralled a group together to go. It was super fun, even though we didn’t win. We started off strong, but completely lost it […]

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Monthly Goals // February

February 6, 2015

Goal-setting is something that is always on my mind. I love to think about ways I can better myself and improve my life. That’s not to say I’m unhappy with who I am or where I am right now in my life. In fact, I am extremely happy with my life. I like who I […]

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