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2018: A Year of Change (and only a few posts… sorry)

Hi! It's been a while, I know. I'm sorry. Finishing up this last bit of grad school has been... a struggle to say the least. 2018 in general has been a struggle. So much so that I feel like the worst birder in existence. It's been a great year of firsts, but it's also been… Continue reading 2018: A Year of Change (and only a few posts… sorry)

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Daily Prompt: Relocating Reflections

via Daily Prompt: Relocate What does it mean to relocate? We can relocate our lives. We can take new jobs and move to a new city, state, or country. We can move within our own city and feel as though we're relocating. I've recently moved from a townhome into an apartment in the city, and… Continue reading Daily Prompt: Relocating Reflections

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On One Year of Marriage

Happy Labor Day, US folks! For me, this Labor Day marks one year of being a married woman (and six years of being with my husband)! Growing up, I always heard the first year of marriage is the hardest one, but I think it's been the best year of our relationship. I just wanted to take a… Continue reading On One Year of Marriage

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On Mindfulness and Living

For six weeks this summer, I took a free mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) class that my university's counseling and psychological services offers each semester. We talked about and practiced some breathing techniques, mindful eating, mindful walking, metaphors, yoga, and ways to slow down life in general. As students, we are busy bees. Multitasking is a way… Continue reading On Mindfulness and Living