Author: Marissa S.

Thoughts on Living Alone + Apartment Tour

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By now it’s a well-known fact that just under six months ago I picked up and moved over halfway across the country from California to Tennessee. A lesser-known fact, however, is that prior to this move, I had never lived alone. As a millennial who had only ever rented in one of the most expensive states in the US, that’s probably not an entirely shocking tidbit of information. It’s straight-up pricey to live in California, […]

How To | Maintain Long-Distance Friendships

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Out of sight, out of mind — an old saying that, unfortunately, rings very true in my life. I’m on a continuous journey (more like an eternal struggle) to change that, especially now that I’ve put thousands of miles between myself and home and can’t afford to lose sight of my most important relationships. On this long-distance journey, however, I’ve noticed that while there are tons of blog posts about why it’s okay (healthy even) […]

The Latest — Oct. 13

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Here’s a little fun fact for y’all (note my use of y’all): It’s been exactly five months to the day since I first landed in Nashville! Yee-fricken-haw! I personally love these “Latest” posts. I love how they provide an easy way to look back and see exactly what it is that I’ve been up to, especially during a whirlwind time such as this. And I’m sorry if you don’t feel quite the same, but thank you […]

Words To — A New Series

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I love words. Probably something that shouldn’t come as a surprise at this point. Whether I’m reading them or writing them, they tend to fill up most of my days. I’ve even gone so far as to make words my job! I am swiftly and effortlessly inspired, frustrated, saddened, motivated, elated, etc. etc. etc. by something so simple as a really great quote in a book, a devastating news headline, a profound poem, the list […]