20-14!

Heyooo! I hope everyone had a delightful end to the holiday season and a very happy new year! My Christmas travels home to Rhode Island were short, sweet, and definitely stranger than anticipated. It had been seven months since I’d stepped foot on the east coast and this time around I could feel the difference…

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Why Seattle?

You wanna hear a story of how effortlessly cool life is if you just let it happen? I have a good friend named Laura. Laura and her older sister Sara used to babysit my brother and I when we were little tikes living in Sturbridge, MA. After moving to Rhode Island we lost touch until…

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A Real Woman.

(Insert photo of Marilyn Monroe here.) You’ve seen it circulate before and you’ll probably see it again. But let’s think about the message we’re sending, ladies. I’m a big girl; I grew up in America. I get it, it’s hard out there for a plus size gal. And I see what we’re trying to do…

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Tales of the Cleanse.

Or something like that. Things I’ve learned since starting a clean eating challenge two weeks ago: Eating clean is very difficult after 11 months of eating whatever whenever you wanted. 2013 has been a series of transitions: home, work, love… you name it, it’s changed since January 1st. The first things to go down the…

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November Round-Up // A New Challenge!

Currently: Seated in an internet cafe open ’til 1am (on a Sunday), sipping African Nectar tea, listening to 80s rap bump through the walls… Seattle, it’s love. Until I can afford to hookup WiFi in the apartment, posts will continue to be a little sparse. Womp. Working wonders on my productivity at work though. Huzzah…

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Thank you.

Holy smokes, guys. In 48 hours my blog jumped to over 1,300 views, 244 of them stemming directly from Tuesday’s zinger. And three new subscribers to boot! I keep relaying how “thank you” doesn’t seem adequate to express my gratitude for the outpouring of support through e-mails, messages, texts, and comments. But I’ll say it…

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Bullshit.

Yesterday I learned I am “ineligible” to prosecute the man who raped me in 2012. According to RI law “a person is guilty of first degree sexual assault if he or she engages in sexual penetration with another person, and if any of the following circumstances exist: The accused, not being the spouse, knows or…

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Oh I hipped and I hopped.

If you read last week’s post then you know I took my first hip hop class this past Saturday afternoon at Salsa N Seattle! In a word it was: interesting. I’m no Michael Jackson but I’ve been in and out of dance studios from the ripe age of 4 years old. That being said, my…

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Miss me?!

Didn’t think so I guess I can’t really blame you. I’m all like “you guys should do more, you guys shouldn’t settle, you guys should step outside the box” and  you’re all like “pipe down, HB!” I get it. I still love ya. Things that have happened since my two-week hiatus: Survived my first big…

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What’s luck gotta do (gotta do) with it?

See what I did there? How’s this for luck? Three months ago I started a new job as manager of membership services for the Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives, a 501c3 nonprofit professional membership organization supporting nursing leadership in the Pacific Northwest. So, how’d I land here exactly? Me → Friend, Mel → Mel’s friend, Lexa → Lexa’s…

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