26 Places to Commemorate 26

I wanted to kick this off with the phrase “another year around the moon” but then I got really stressed that I’ve used it in all of my other annual birthday posts. I’m inclined to think that 23 and 24 may have made it out alive, but 25 feels sneakily suspicious. Alas, here we are. Another yearContinue reading “26 Places to Commemorate 26”

25 Wants From Life After 25

25 is a moment. It took me quite a few moons to get to this age.

This is the first birthday that I’ve actually looked forward to, felt excited about, etc. It takes too much energy to be someone actively against birthdays and I don’t naturally possess enough to be someone for them, so I generally land right smack in the middle of energetic indifference. I just have this feeling about 25. That sounds like something everyone this age says but I really mean it!

24 Lessons Learned To Get To 24

The planets have been a-turning and once again, I’m faced with the internal dilemma of tacking another year onto my young age. As my mother so lovingly likes to remind me, every day is another one closer to 30. Last year, I rather liked thinking up 23 thoughts on turning 23. This year, though, IContinue reading “24 Lessons Learned To Get To 24”

Inch by Inch, Row by Row: Life Lessons from the Garden

Almost 2 months ago when I told my family I would be leaving to go work outside on an estate in Ireland for a little while, they were incredulous. To them, and friends, and many others, it didn’t fit their image of me. They couldn’t see why I felt a need to do this. But toContinue reading “Inch by Inch, Row by Row: Life Lessons from the Garden”

23 Thoughts On Turning 23

I started working on this list a month or so ago, jotting down thoughts whenever they struck me of what I wanted the coming year to be like. Most are silly, some are serious – coincidentally how I would also describe the LinkedIn “photo shoot” outtakes I’ve included here. Realized it’s fun to document these things,Continue reading “23 Thoughts On Turning 23”

Learn a Book! – 20[16k]

For those of you who followed along with last year, learning some books was quite an accomplishment. In 2015 I read 30 books and racked up almost 12,000 pages. This year, rather than upping the same old ante again by tacking on a few more books to the total, I decided to shift the challenge over to those page counts.Continue reading “Learn a Book! – 20[16k]”

Learn a Book! – 30 in 2015

Remember the good ol’ elementary school days where you had to read 25 books over the course of a school year? Which was a big freaking deal? Well, now I’m an “adult” (by law, not by choice) and it feels like reading 25 books in a year is still a big freaking deal! In 2014, myContinue reading “Learn a Book! – 30 in 2015”