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Unpopular Opinion: Tough Love is as Important as Self-Love

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Of all the types of love that exist out there in the world, it’s relatively easy to argue in favor of self-love. Who wouldn’t relish spending a night in, soaking in a tub awash with lavender salts, decadent bubbles, and a bath bomb or two, all while enjoying a couple glasses of wine (or the whole bottle) all in the name of loving thyself. Or maybe your self-love practice is a little less “self-care,” and […]

Lesson Learned: Stop Waiting to Pop the Champagne

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It all started with a rather fancy bottle of Veuve, gifted from a close friend to me on my 24th birthday. It was a very generous gift for a very ordinary occasion — one that I would not feel as cool about presenting given the same opportunity (especially at that age, but even now at 26, tbh). Because of its relatively hefty price tag and its top-shelf quality (plus the fact that I’m not really […]

Here, Read This:

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Whenever I’m feeling uninspired and empty of the will to write, reading the words that other writers have strung together is typically what pushes me out of the rut. Whether perfect or imperfect, relative or not, these articles and blog posts and books always end up reminding me why I love to write in the first place — In a writer’s simplest story, shortest poem, most basic self-help article . . . there is, at […]

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 […]