19 for 2019

01.1.2019

Happy New Year! I usually hate new years: the 'happy' part of winter is over, and ahead of us is 3 months of cold wet dark miserable. But this year I'm excited to get back to work, and excited about the year that just ended and the year to come …

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Reflections on 2018

12.29.2018

I keep waiting for life to settle down, for the days to feel long and the years to feel short, but just like 2016 and 2017 2018 felt momentous. My life now is so different than it was a year ago, both in the day-to-day and the memories I've collected …

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My Slightly Less Boring Bucket List

11.24.2018

A few months ago I wrote about my super boring bucket list. In summary, my bucket list does not include seeing the Northern Lights or skydiving but does include getting married and having kids. Since writing that list I've started having more exciting ideas for my bucket list, and when …

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Holiday Bucket List 2018

11.24.2018

Thanksgiving has come and gone, which means the HOLIDAY SEASON has started. Christmas is a confusing time - like a lot of millennials I have found memories of Christmas with my family, and love the lights and the tree and the ritual of it. On the other hand I've outgrown the …

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Amsterdam 2018

10.14.2018

Hello, fearless reader! I had the opportunity to go to Amsterdam for work this last week, and fell in love with the Dutch city. It's a beautiful, historic European city with so many of the features I love about Portland:

  • It's a bike city (though with a more aggressive and …
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Fall Bucket List 2018

08.20.2018

It feels early to be thinking about fall, but with Labor Day just 2 weekends away crisp apples and crisp mornings have been on my mind lately. I also completed my seasonal bucket list for the first time ever this summer (!!!), so am itching to write a new list of …

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Seattle Bucket List

08.18.2018

It's no secret that I love making bucket lists. I wouldn't call myself a 'spontaneous' person, so like to have a list of answers when someone says "What should we do today?". It also encourages me to get out and do stuff, rather than answer the question with "Sit around …

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