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Shop Local San Diego: City Centerfeatured

Let’s go shopping! San Diego’s “city center,” roughly bounded by the harbor to the south, I-5 to the west, I-8 to the north, and I-15 to the east, includes the downtown area (which itself is broken into several distinct neighborhoods), Little Italy, Old Town, Mission Hills, and all the areas around Balboa Park. These neighborhoods Read more

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My Existential Running Crisisfeatured

I ran a half marathon last weekend. It was, I’m a little surprised to say, my first half marathon since October 2014. I registered for the Beach & Bay Half way back in December because the early bird fee was relatively cheap. It was one of those “flat and fast” courses, along the Mission Beach Read more

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On Startingfeatured

I plop to my butt in the snow and secure my boot in the binding. To get up, I do this awkward maneuver that involves pressing my hand down behind me and lurching forward with just enough momentum to stand up but not enough to fall on my face. I stand poised at the top, Read more

What I Read (April 2016)

What I Read (April 2016)featured

April was a little slow on the reading front. I got Moby Dick back from the library, though, so I’m trying to finally finish that up now (yay…) and then I’m hoping things will pick up. The Martian Okay, why did it take me so long to read this? Put it this way: I’ve seen Apollo 13 Read more

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Extra, Extra…featured

I’ve started another blog over on my professional site. Once a week (Wednesdays, for now), I’m sharing a post about writing, or running a small business, or online marketing, or something related to at least one of those topics. If that sounds like something that might interest you, I’d love for you to check it Read more

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Wishlist: All the Blingfeatured

For all that I’ve struggled to really define my style when it comes to clothes, I think I’ve always been much more sure of myself when it comes to jewelry and accessories. This may be surprising, considering I’m not a girly girl, but back in the dorms, freshman year, I was the one other girls Read more

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My Fitbit and Me: One Month

My Fitbit and Me: One Monthfeatured

Sometime in June, I sort of spontaneously decided to buy a Fitbit. I never had anything against fitness trackers — they always seemed kind of cool, but to me, not necessary. I figured I was active enough with running and yoga and the very occasional strength training or HIIT session. But at some point, I Read more

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Essential Summer (The Circle Link-Up)featured

What makes summer summer? Earlier this week I was wondering if I was being overly nostalgic or romanticizing the summers when I was a kid. After all, there were a lot of long days of boredom, filled with arguing with my brothers over whose turn it was to play MarioKart or whining to my parents because Read more

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Sheldon Cooper’s Guide to Getting Things Donefeatured

Now, of all the characters on TV, Sheldon Cooper of The Big Bang Theory is…probably not the one you want to emulate.   But you have to hand it to nutjob, guy knows a thing or two about focusing, solving problems, and getting things done. So, if you’re trying to form some more productive habits, Read more

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Oh Hey, Friday! | Random Christmas Thoughtsfeatured

I’m having a supremely hard time wrapping my head around the fact that Christmas is now LESS THAN A WEEK AWAY. How did that happen? I think this is a mark of adulthood — as a kid, December took for-ev-er because ALL you were doing was counting down to Christmas. Did anyone else used to Read more

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