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10 Personal Wins From My First Year in Nashville

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Inspiration / Life & Lifestyle

How? How has it already been a year?! I’m no expert on time, but I’m damn-near certain it’s not supposed to move this quickly. Rather than get all soft and sentimental about what have easily been the most formative twelve months of my life, I’m instead going to break down this last year into a list of my proudest accomplishments in Nashville so far. Sprinkled among those noteworthy (and perhaps not-so noteworthy) achievements will be some […]

ATCW Journal | Vol. I

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Inspiration

If you’re a part of A Thousand Candid Words’ small-but-mighty following on Instagram, you may already be enlightened to the fact that I haven’t been feeling the most motivated to hunker down and write here. It’s not without trying, though — I have no less than ten ideas waiting to be put into words. But to be honest, the effort it would take to get those posts published seems a bit too daunting at the moment. […]

I Survived Whole30 — How’s This for an Honest Review?

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Inspiration / Life & Lifestyle

Let me preface the following post by saying this: I am not a diet person. I have never been, and likely never will be. You might be thinking, “Wait, but isn’t Whole30 a diet, you dingbat?!” So maybe I threw in the silly zinger at the end of your genuinely good question. Either way, I would answer your inquiry by saying, sure — in the sense that one alters their food intake for a period of […]

Words To — Make You Smile

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Remember in Elf when Buddy is asked (kinda brazenly, no less) by the manager of Gimbels why he was smiling quote . . . like that . . . end quote? And without skipping a beat or easing up on his overzealous grin, Buddy replies, “I just like to smile! Smiling’s my favorite!” Same, Buddy, same. And my guess is we’re not alone in that. Keep scrolling for some encouraging, uplifting, and cheerful words that’ll […]