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Breakups: What Not to Say

I can’t think of the right words to properly describe a breakup. They make you feel sick to your stomach in that, “I knew I shouldn’t have eaten Chipotle” way. Having your heart… Continue reading

Yes, I’ve Tried Online Dating

“Have you tried Bumble?” “My friend met her fiancé on OkCupid.” “I bet Tinder is good for a laugh. Are you on there?” Just like everything on the Internet, online dating has become… Continue reading

Let’s Finish This – Episode 3

Even though the other two prequels were so horrible, my determination took over and I decided to force myself through this last one. I comforted myself with the fact that this will be… Continue reading

Episode 2: I did it Again

After the trauma of watching “Phantom Menace,” I wondered if I would be able to handle the next two prequels. My gnawing curiosity about Hayden Christensen got the better of me so I… Continue reading

Ok. So I watched Episode 1.

Before you bombard me with “I told you so,” hear me out. I decided to watch the prequels and I decided to watch them in release order. Why would I do this to… Continue reading

Stocking Stuffers for the Crew Member in your Life

This has been my get-ready-for-Christmas weekend: company holiday party, writing out Christmas cards, shopping for the perfect gifts, etc. As I was making out the list of said gifts I started to think… Continue reading

One More Running Commentary: Return of the Jedi

Ok, I know you’ve all been waiting for it. After reading my genius observations of “A New Hope,” and my clever thoughts during “Empire Strikes Back,” I know you’re all on the edge… Continue reading

40 Thoughts During “The Empire Strikes Back”

Well, obviously if I jotted own my thoughts during “A New Hope,” of course I’ll keep that pen and paper next to me during “Empire Strikes Back.” Now a few more observations from… Continue reading

Wait – You’ve Never Seen Star Wars!? What Happens When a 28 Year Old Watches Star Wars for the First Time

Yes, it’s true. I somehow made it to 28 years of life on this planet without seeing Star Wars. I have been known to geek out on plenty of other fictional worlds –… Continue reading

5 Questions to Talk You Off the Gangway

Recently, I had a conversation with a friend who was considering leaving this land life and running back out to sea. We all know I’ve had these thoughts – my blog is full… Continue reading

Thoughts from a Freshly Broken Heart

It’s been roughly a month since my relationship ended. It’s been a month of avoiding music, romantic comedies and couples as much as I can. Eating and sleeping have been a chore, and… Continue reading

A Healthy Update

Literally. This is a huge update regarding health, and I am so excited to share this with you all. Remember this? A few months ago, I told you all about what it’s like… Continue reading

Wanna Grab a Drink? Dating on Land vs. at Sea

Yeah, it’s true. I am dating again. I’ll take a moment for the celebration and fanfare to die down… Done? Good. Let’s continue. There are a few things I have noticed about the… Continue reading

An Average Girl’s Thoughts During Yoga.

Instructor: “Welcome, everyone. Today we’re going to center ourselves and focus on the self for this hour. So leave behind all the stresses and to-do lists for today and just focus on you… Continue reading

Smile Because it Happened – Three Years Ago

Hi Friends, Today marks a special day for me. Today is the day I signed off my last ship three years ago. Three years! I have officially been on land for as long… Continue reading

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