Empty Nest. Great post by my parents that just made me cry. Relates to my previous post & kind of sums up some of the feelings going around right now.


In exactly two days I’m moving away from my hometown in Ohio. I’m super excited for the adventure ahead but at the same time this past week has been really bittersweet. It’s been a week full of goodbyes, last outings, and packing my entire life into a giant pod. But most of all I’ve been cherishing […]

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Originally posted on Thought Catalog:
image – Flickr / Corie Howell You see the world, try new things, meet new people, fall in love, visit amazing places, learn about other cultures – then it’s all over. People always talk about leaving, but what about coming home? We talk about the hard parts while we’re away…


About a month ago I was talking to a friend about the upcoming changes in my life. I mentioned how things were becoming much more real with each passing day. In reply I was told: “This is it. You’re a real adult now. You’re leaving your friends and family and starting a new life.”. It […]

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It’s now May and my blogging challenge is over. I ran some analysis and used a script to pick winners at random. For a full list of participants see this post. A total of 41 people signed up and participated in the blogging challenge. 17 bloggers successfully met the challenge of posting everyday. That’s 41%. […]

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Originally posted on WordPress.com News:
At Automattic, we don’t just make WordPress.com — we use it. A lot. All of us have at least one blog on WordPress.com (even if it’s just a test blog), and many have more than one, where we write and publish photos regularly. Even Matt Mullenweg, co-founder of WordPress…