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What I Learned in 2016

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This used to be a linkup with Emily Freeman. I’m not sure if it’s happening this year, but I have learnings to share, so gather round! [ICYMI: The 2016 Survey // The 2016 Soundtrack] ♥ Run on different sides of … Continue reading

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The 2016 Soundtrack

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Previous annual soundtracks: 2015 // 2014 // 2013 // 2012 // 2011 This is the chronological soundtrack of my 2016! The rules: no repeat artists (duets and feat.s don’t count) and the final product has to fit on a CD. … Continue reading

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The 2016 Survey

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I’ve done the same year-end survey every year since (I think) 2001. It’s a good tradition. 1. What did you do in 2016 that you’d never done before? Ran a 15K; ran a half-marathon; ran two half-marathons; ran for St. … Continue reading

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What I Learned in 2015

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  Last December, Emily Freeman hosted a What I Learned linkup. I’m not sure if she’s doing it again this year, but it helped me to reflect on the lessons of my year, so here’s my 2015 edition.   ♥ … Continue reading

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My Best Books of 2015

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Here are my top ten fiction and nonfiction reads of 2015! I didn’t even rate all of these five stars, but I chose them based on 1. enjoyment and 2. how much they’ve stuck with me. A book can be … Continue reading

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The 2015 Survey

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  I’ve done the same survey every year for longer than I’ve had this blog. Past iterations: 2010 // 2011 // 2012 // 2013 // 2014   1. What did you do in 2015 that you’d never done before? Ran … Continue reading

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The 2015 Soundtrack

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It’s that time again! Here are the songs that encapsulated my year. My self-imposed rules: no repeat artists (duets/feat.s don’t count), and the final edit has to fit on a CD. You can listen to this playlist, or the full … Continue reading

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What I Learned in 2014

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I’m skipping What I’m Into this month in favor of Emily Freeman’s What We Learned in 2014 linkup. Happy New Year’s Eve! What I Learned in 2014: ♥ Ask for what you want. Sometimes the only reason you don’t have … Continue reading

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The 2014 Survey

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1. What did you do in 2014 that you’d never done before? Went to Hawaii; attended the NCAA Tournament; learned how to hula hoop; bought a domain and a design for my blog; raised the subject of being roommates with … Continue reading

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The 2014 Soundtrack

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Throughout the year, I spend way too much time and energy curating a musical yearbook of sorts. It’s a labor of love. When I started doing this in 2002, iPods were new and Spotify not even a twinkle, so I … Continue reading

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