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    Catching My Eye | 5.24.19

    Can someone please make time stop? When did it become the last week of May? Despite time moving way too fast for me, this week was such a fun one. I had a really great weekend spending time with my favorite cat, getting a little sun by the pool, and enjoying some new experiences around Nashville including eating a hot dog I had looked forward to for two hours and watching a really great soccer match. Someone was asking me last night why I love Nashville so much, and I think it’s because there’s always something new to do or somewhere new to explore. It’s only been a year and…

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    The Truth About Graduating…

    Two years in the real world down; a lifetime to go! This past Monday marked two years since I graduated from my dream school. It marked two years since saying goodbye to the safety and schedule of the educational system I’d been in since I was three years old. Two years since saying goodbye to mentors and friends that shaped me in inexplicable ways. On Friday, a whole new crop of seniors are graduating from my favorite place in the world, and I want to send some advice (albeit, unsolicited) their way. Let’s get started. Graduating is hard. Now, it will not be the hardest thing you do in your…

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    Catching My Eye | 5.17.19

    Yesterday was really tough. I try to stay positive here on the blog, and I try to always see the silver lining in life, but yesterday was a really rough day. I don’t want to get political on here, but I feel like I have an obligation to say something. I don’t have the biggest following out here on the interwebs, but if I can help one person, that’s so important. So, I want to give everyone reading this message an assignment — check in on your female friends. The world is becoming a scarier and scarier place every day for women, and I think we all need to check…

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    I Took A Day Off…

    This weekend did not go as planned. And that’s okay. I took yesterday off. I didn’t do a single thing on my to-do list until 8:30 p.m. And, that’s okay. I have a huge problem with taking time off to do nothing. Even when I wasn’t blogging for two months, I will still working incredibly hard on personal projects and work. Doing nothing for me is such a foreign concept that I have a really hard time accepting that some days it’s exactly what I need. Both Friday and Saturday were very busy days for me. Saturday was an all-day affair with friends at Steeplechase, so I was really relying on having…

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    Catching My Eye | 5.10.19

    What a week! I kept this week pretty low-key focusing on work and getting back into a routine. I had a quick meeting on Monday evening and got some exciting news, played in my last kickball game of the season on Wednesday and enjoyed pizza with friends, and went to a networking event last night. I’m really looking forward to this weekend because I’m going to Steeplechase with a bunch of friends. (Apparently it’s the Kentucky Derby of Nashville? I’m really only going because I’m in this phase of saying “yes” to every opportunity, but nevertheless, I am very excited.) As mentioned, I’m really trying to focus on developing a…

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    Catching My Eye | 5.3.19

    And she’s back! A full week of posts, and truthfully, it hasn’t been easy. After two months of not writing blog posts, throwing myself back into it has been more difficult than anticipated, but I know this is where I want to be, so here I am. This week flew by. I had a lot going on at work, which always makes the days go by quickly, and I stayed very busy personally. Last weekend was the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon in Nashville. It ran right past my house, so while I was dog sitting, I decided to cheer on some friends as they tackled the half marathon. Since I…

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    Where Have I Been?

    It’s been a hot minute since we’ve chatted, but I’m BACK! I didn’t mean to take a two month hiatus, and I’m a little sorry about it, but it was the time I needed to figure out everything going on in my life. First of all, I can’t believe it’s already May (in two days). 2019 has been such a rollercoaster for me in the best and worst ways possible. Let me give a little wrap of where I’ve been these last few months and what I’ve been doing with my time. Losing My Favorite Person Some of you know, and some of you don’t, but my family said goodbye…

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    Catching My Eye | 2.15.19

    Happy Friday! This week simultaneously felt like the longest and shortest week of my life. Last weekend was such a blast! I celebrated my brother’s birthday with him and a bunch of friends before he jetted home for the weekend, and I attended a gala-type event for an organization I’m a part of in Nashville. It was carnival themed, and I truly had a blast dancing the night away with friends. Despite the fun-filled weekend, I was feeling really anxious earlier in the week, so it felt like the days were dragging. I tried to brush aside my feelings with wine nights and tacos, but I think I’m just going…

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    Catching My Eye | 2.8.19

    And just like that, another week has flown by. On Monday, it always seems like the week will take forever and then it’s over in the blink of an eye! I had a bit of an off week since I didn’t meal prep on Sunday, so I ate out a lot, which I don’t love to do but it is what it is. This week was packed with The Bachelor, networking events, and happy hours, and this weekend is even more fun-filled! I’m attending an event I helped plan that should be lots of fun, and I’m celebrating my brother’s birthday. What are all of you up to? I’ve been reading a…

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    Catching My Eye | 2.1.19

    Cheers! It’s the weekend once again, and boy do I need it. I had this wonderful realization this week that this time last year I would do two things — I would go to work, and I would come home. And now? I can be busy every single day of the week if I so choose, which is insane. In just one year, my life has completely changed. I’m in love with this magical city, I’m involved in a variety of organizations, and I am so proud of myself for how far I have come. I hope that’s not taboo to say, but sometimes I think we focus too much on what…