A New First: Home In Philly

A New First: Home In Philly

This past weekend I celebrated a new first. 

I've grown up around the Philly area and have been living in the city for the last almost five years. Over the years I've lived in a few different neighborhoods around the city. I've lived on my own, I've lived with a boyfriend, have had great landlords and have had shitty neighbors. And every year I have moved to a new place.  

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6 Things That Suck About Traveling For Work

6 Things That Suck About Traveling For Work

When people hear that I travel for work they usually say something along the lines of "oh, that must be so much fun" or "you get to go to so many places!" And yes, both of those are true. Traveling for work is a lot of fun sometimes (future post on this coming soon) and I do get to go to so many places. But not all places are created equal. 

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Give Up Control And Allow Yourself To Be Depressed

Give Up Control And Allow Yourself To Be Depressed

I’m a control freak. Growing up, I used to think that I would be more successful the more I could control. That planning out my life would somehow absolve me from the unexpected and the unwanted. That if I had control, then I would get what I wanted and what I had been working for. That, ultimately, I would be happier.

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I'm In A Funk And I'm Not Doing Anything About It

I'm In A Funk And I'm Not Doing Anything About It

I’m in a funk. I’ve been feeling very unmotivated lately. I am uninspired, lethargic, and unmoved. I have a page long to do list and have spent almost every night and the past three weekends just staring at it. Willing the lines to cross themselves out. I’ve crossed off maybe four. Out of twenty.

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What Happens When You Don't Want What Everyone Else Wants

What Happens When You Don't Want What Everyone Else Wants

Have you ever been in a car full of people and fought over directions? The other passengers think you should turn left, but you know you should turn right. You start to argue the logistics, your points, and when it's three against one you slowly start to question yourself. Do you turn right? Maybe you have the wrong exit? Maybe you're the one who is confused? And eventually, because you are outnumbered and everyone else is telling the driver to go left, you stop resisting. You stop fighting and resign yourself to the fact that maybe you had it wrong. 

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Top Summer Activities In Philly

Top Summer Activities In Philly

I love summer! And I LOVE summer in Philly. While half of the cities residents head down the shore (that's Philly-speak for the beach), I love spending my summer nights in the city. There is never a shortage of things to do, places to see, and inevitably, a new pop-up beer garden to try every other week. 

So, if you are sticking around the city this summer, or coming to visit for a weekend, make sure to take advantage of this amazing walkable city. Here are my Top Summer Activities in Philly.

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