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    I’m not selfish, I’m self-aware.

    Growing up, I’ve always thought of myself as a selfish person. I was, and still am, surrounded by some of the most giving people to ever grace the Earth with their presence – My mother and my grandmother, being the most prevalent. They are the definition of self-less. They will drop anything and everything to help someone in need; whether that be a family member, friend or stranger. Not only are they willing to drop anything and everything, they do so without even flinching. Without wondering how it may affect themselves or their day.

    Me, on the otherhand, I’d take a couple seconds to regroup my thoughts – “How will this affect me? Can I even help? Am I the right person to help?”. When its all said and done, yes, I always (well, more often than not), will help anyone that may need it. I just never did it as gracefully as my mom and grandma, who – let’s face it – are the gold standard of selflessness. Which then lead me to believe I was a selfish person.

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    Whats Up, Welcome Woman?!

    WASSSUPPP friends! This may be out of laziness or maybe I just think it’s a fun idea; moving forward,  each month I am going to post a “What’s Up, Welcome Woman?” (WUWW) post. The series will be short, random, and easy going! This will help you get to know a little bit more about me and what’s going on in my life…which is sometimes boring, and sometimes TOO exciting. But one thing I’ve learned recently, is that we have to embrace those boring, almost seemingly pointless moments in our life, as well as the thrilling, jump up and down moments – because they all add up to make the person you are! 

    This series will be 5 bullet points and that’s it. Are you ready?!

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    How To Be A Good Roommate.

    Not going to lie, I’m struggling in the brainstorming process of how to introduce this “How To” post because all I can think about is the movie How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days, and how badly I want to be “Andie Anderson” and date Matthew McConaughey. I mean seriously, who wouldn’t want to be a journalist in NYC and date that beautiful man? Alright, alright, alright! Anyway, I digress. Today we’re going to talk about “How to be a good roommate” and how fortunate I have been to have the best ones EVER!

    I decided to write this post, not because I think I am a good roommate, but because I have lived with people that are pretty much the epitome of a PERFECT roommate.

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    We Explore Oregon.

    As I’m sitting here in an airport bar, drinking a local Colorado beer (how else am I supposed to enjoy a 5-hour layover in Denver?), I can’t help but feel like a million bucks.  Although I’m choking back tears because I just had to say goodbye to my soul sister, I am beyond grateful for the quick trip to Oregon to visit her and her boyfriend (who is also a soul sister of mine…I hope you find that as a compliment, Mikey, because it is one!). The reason I feel like a million bucks isn’t obvious, and I’m actually having a hard time pinpointing as to why I feel this way – especially because it has such a bittersweet aura about it. The only way I can describe it is with a series of random ‘feelings’…

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    Will you be my Valentine?!

    Please follow these instructions very closely or you will be very confused. Below is a new rendition of a Valentine’s song…

    Instructions: Sing the below (4) verses to the rhythm and harmony of Nat King Cole’s song “L-O-V-E”.

    “L” is for my favorite meal – lo mein.

    “O” is for the weird-O that I am

    “V” is very, very, dang prettttyyyy

    “E” is everyone one show me some loooove.

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    There’s No Place Like Ohm.

    Hello my pretties! Congratulations on making it through the first month of 2017, because oh my, that was a doozy. I’ll start off by saying sorry – my apologies on the political detour on the last few posts, but I had some strong feelings and experiences and I wanted to share them. (I hope I didn’t scare anyone away – ha!) Anyway, as February is greeting us, I’m responding back by saying hello and promising it a full month of yoga. Yes, I did choose February for this challenge because it’s the shortest month, but who’s to judge, right?!  I also chose February as my “yoga” month because I’ve had two consecutive months in a yoga class; which leads me to feel a bit more confident in myself and my practice.

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    The Day We Marched Ourselves Into History.

    My goal with this blog was to write and share at least one post each week, and up until recently, I was doing fairly well with that. Unfortunately, the last couple weeks have been very stressful for me and I’ve felt more anxious than normal..which has steered me away from being able to write when I’d like to. Yes – there are a lot of things going on in my personal life that have led to my stress, but the stress remains heavily on last week’s inauguration and the current/future state of our country. Which I’m sure you can tell because my last post was politically driven, as well as this one.

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    Oh, Obama!

    A couple days ago there was this thing that took place – this thing was the Farewell Address by our 44th President, Barack Hussein Obama (AKA: The most badass Prezzy there ever was). Honestly, there are TOO many things I want to share about President Obama – facts, emotions, laughs, gratitude…so much that I could write a novel. But the thing is, most of you either share the same thoughts I do (so it would be a waste of time to reiterate them in writing) or you completely disagree with my viewpoint. If the latter is true, it’s pointless to convince you otherwise because his Presidency is over and Trump is coming into office…and in that case, that will be evidence enough that Obama was pretty dang neat!

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    Fearlessness and Gratitude. Word.

    Words are awesome. That’s a stone-cold fact. One of the reasons it’s a fact is because life without words would be impossible ..well not quite impossible, but it would make life extremely more difficult, and who really needs that? The real reason words are awesome is because they are one of the main ways we communicate among each other.

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    2017: The Year of Control. 

    When I hear the word control, it follows with some sort of negative connotation. Usually, I imagine someone else doing the controlling, not me. Why is that, you ask? I think the foundation of where it stems from is that I’ve always gone with the flow of those around me. It’s not that others have had total control in my decisions/life, but that I’ve sort of sat on the sidelines and let things happen to me. What I should have been doing is taking life by the reigns and actually controlling it myself. When I look back at that reasoning, there really isn’t anything too negative about it, so I had to ask myself – why I felt control was such a ‘bad’ word?

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