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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…


I have tried and failed many times to blog regularly in the past. I started this blog back in November as an experiment to see if I could finally do it. My goal was to jump in and post something everyday and I believe I’ve succeeded. I haven’t missed a day yet and today marks […]


One of the things that I love about my job is the ability to work anywhere. Literally. Today I’m working from I-70, I-270, and I-76 in Ohio. I just spend the weekend down in southern Ohio with both my sisters. We were having a “siblings weekend” as Jessica called it since we’ll all be living […]