Weekend Trip to Fargo, ND

My sister had to take an engineering test in Fargo, so I went with for a long weekend trip! While there was lots of studying time for her (which meant reading time for me!), we were still able to check out some very cool places!

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Book Reviews of 2021

Back in January I put together a list of books I wanted to read this year, and since we’re already a quarter of the way through 2021, I figured I should check in and share what books I’ve read so far!

You can also find lists of my favorite books (fiction and non-fiction), books from other perspectives, and more on Bookshop.

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I Tried HelloFresh, and Here Are My Thoughts

I’ve been listening to a ton more podcasts since working from home, and with more podcasts comes more ads! It seems like almost all of them have an ad for HelloFresh, and while I was always curious about it, I didn’t want to get locked into a subscription. My sister has been using it and gifted me a free box and I am here to give my 2 cents on it.

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The Pandemic: One Year Later

When I realized we were coming up on the one year anniversary of the pandemic, I wanted to write a blog post about it, but I didn’t know what to say. There’s nothing to say that hasn’t already been said-that this has been the hardest year of our lives, that this is unprecedented, that we can only hope to get over this and move on with our lives. Then I thought maybe I shouldn’t write anything at all since there’s nothing new to say. But I wanted to mark this occasion. Although living through a pandemic for a year isn’t a happy moment in anyone’s life, it’s certainly an important one, and I like to work through things by writing. I want to be able to look back on this and remember not only the painful and difficult parts of the last year, but also the positive and happy moments.

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Why I Bought 3 Laptops in a Week

Last September, I decided I was going to sell my laptop and live off a combination of my iPad/phone/work computer. I wasn’t using my MacBook Air very much, and figured it was worth more sold. I quickly realized my mistake, and began looking for laptops after only a few months.

Since my previous laptop was a MacBook and I’m familiar with them, I looked on Apple’s website to see the latest versions. After looking at the prices, I figured I could find a PC for much less money with the same, or better specs. My work laptop is an HP and I enjoy it well enough! And that’s where my issues began…

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Coping Strategies, Advice from my Mom

Yesterday was a pretty terrible day for me. Although I was able to wake up and make it through the first few things on my to do list, after watching the news in the morning, then scrolling through Twitter, everything hit me like a brick wall. I laid down on my bed and just started bawling. I couldn’t pinpoint exactly what it was that triggered this, or why exactly today was the day it hit me, but everything seemed so overwhelming. The insurrection at the US Capitol, the hatred and division our current President is supporting, dealing with quarantine for almost a year, and on top of all that, having to be a “normal” adult and deal with work stress. I called my mom hoping she would have some suggestions to calm down or how to deal with this until we get to the other side, and in typical mom-like fashion, she did (and she’s especially knowledgeable on the topic, considering she’s published an entire book about coping strategies!). I know I’m not the only one feeling this way, so I wanted to share my mom’s advice, in hopes these suggestions will help someone else as well.

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My Reading List for 2021

I’ve always been a big reader, and I’ve used my time at home to ramp up my reading time. In 2020 I read 37 books (you can see what they are here), and in 2021 my goal is 40!

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