How to Celebrate Life Daily

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We always hear these cliched sayings- life is a roller coaster, don't take a single day for granted, you never know what you have until it's gone.  There are songs dedicated to it, books dedicated to it, but the message itself is simple- our time here is precious, don't waste it. Being a naturally shrewd individual, I've never ...

Weekend Getaway- Park City

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I was raised in Florida, the land of the flat and humid. Ever since I've moved out West I have been in awe at how many outdoorsy things I didn't realize I didn't know how to do- hiking, mountain biking, and (obviously) anything involving snow and mountains. In Florida, my version of experiencing the great ...

One Year, 4 New Skills

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Call me cliche, but there's something about the new year that gets me every time. Maybe it's the fresh start, maybe it's the reflection of everything you accomplished the year prior (or maybe it's the champagne), but I always get giddy at the start of a New Year.To test my will power, every year I pick ...

Goodbye Maui, Hello Phoenix

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They say "the only constant in life is change" and that couldn't be more accurate for me. Change has been the name of the game this year (namely, when it comes to my living situation). Six months ago I was offered a once in a lifetime opportunity to move to Maui for work. I took ...

23 Things I’ve Learned

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It's that time of year again... by birthday I've always found it interesting how people react so differently to turning another year older. One of my best friends cries every year on birthday ("Am I old?!") and another celebrates her birthday all month. Turning 23 is an odd age- when I imagine the milestone ages of ...

My Mind + Body Makeover

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I've always been an "all or nothing" type of person. If I want to take up a new hobby, I get borderline obsessed, reading and learning everything I can about it. If I want to eat healthier,  it turns into a 10 day juice cleanse. Call it being a perfectionist, but over the years I've found ...

Maui Bucket List

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In a few weeks, I'll be having my very first visitor in Hawaii! My brother and his girlfriend are teachers,  so they decided to spend some of their summer vacation with me. Naturally, I've been going into full fledged planning mode anticipating their arrival at the end of this month and I couldn't be more ...

Maui vs. the Main Land

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This past week marked my one month anniversary of moving to Maui. It's been a crazy four weeks, full of meeting new people, spending lots of time on the beach and attempting to get settled in a new living space. Living in Hawaii is very different than living on the mainland (or anywhere else I've ...

Next Stop, Moving to Maui

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I've always wanted to move away from Florida, where I grew up and went to college. Sure, there's nothing wrong with Florida- it's perpetually sunny with plenty to do, but it never felt right for me. Call it wanderlust, but I've always had the desire to get out there and see the world, to experience a ...

How One Program Changed My Life

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I've always considered myself ambitious- I got good grades in school, I stayed involved and I worked hard. As my college years came to a close, I got a mild case of "what on earth do I want to do with my life?" I always assumed that because I was ambitious I would just figure ...