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What The Hell Are These Kids Doing?

Saturday was day one; day one of living with less, living without attachment, living on our own terms. It was the first day since my early 20s I intentionally lived close to bars for the sake of being able to walk home from a bar. It was the first day since I left for college I lived in a neighborhood; in a house; near people that weren’t all in the same demographic that advertisers targeted.
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Sunday Serial: Late Night Snack Edition

  I spent most of the past week in California, dodging rain drops and terrible Uberx drivers — which is how I spent the other few days of the week in Seattle as well. In my luxe corporate housing apartment in a overwhelming complex in San Jose (which I’ve learned, since my adventures in law school, is the norm for sunnier states) I spent a lot of time journaling and working on a personal essay …
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This Is Why I Write

Earlier this week, an article I wrote was published in Fast Company. I write lots of blog posts and articles every week, so normally this wouldn’t have been a big deal or anything to write home about (which is actually something I’m doing after I write this post.) This was another post I procrastinated writing, pulling together in about an hour on a Sunday afternoon. My editor had it in her inbox by Monday …
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Sunday Morning Serial #2: Happy Hour Edition

I’ve learned that on a rainy, Sunday morning there are really only three things you need: breakfast, coffee, and something to blog about. I finally — finally! — bought some groceries last night, and made myself dinner (at home!) for the first time in almost three weeks. It was very basic, just baked chicken and blasted broccoli, but felt like the triumph of a decade. I also bought some Kashi granola and almond milk with …
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I have a new rule in life: Write it out. Writing is cathartic for me. I turn to words, to pen and paper and WordPress when I need to work through problems. I’m not a huge fan of therapy, or of brunch. I don’t do happy hours and everyone seems to cancel on me when I make plans for coffee. So for me, words are my way to finding peace and solutions to problems. I …
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