Goals for a New Year

I absolutely love the feeling of a new start, like blank pages in a notebook waiting to be filled. The clock ticks down to midnight on New Year’s Eve, Auld Lang Syne plays and everything feels brand new again. For those first couple weeks of the sparkling new year, it feels like anything is possible.


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On Getting Fit

It’s sixth period gym class. I’m in seventh grade, wearing awkward red gym shorts that fall to my knees and an oversized Nike t-shirt that looked a lot cooler on the rack when I begged my stepmom to buy it for me. My long hair is back in a frizzy ponytail pulled way too tight on my skull and I’m dreading the inevitable words that always begin my least favorite day of the week: “We’re playing dodgeball today.”

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Travel Diary: Salem, Massachusetts – October 2016

A weekend getaway in four parts: Providence, Rhode Island, Coventry, Rhode Island, Marblehead, Massachusetts and Salem, Massachusetts. I had always wanted to visit Salem in October and a couple weeks ago, I finally had the opportunity to cross that item off my bucket list.

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