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Q&A with P&J – Dreamin’ of Storytelling & Dogs

It’s been a long time coming, but “Q&A with P&J” seems to have returned! I’m in the middle of penning my response to Jes now, but take a gander at her idea of a dream profession and what it’s like to adopt a dog!

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It has been almost a year since Paulina wrote a lovely analysis of the current Olympic bid process she then asked me “What profession did you wish you had?” which totally stopped me in my tracks, despite her kindly telling me not to overthink it, because as a second year grad student I was doing a whole lot of thinking about what I wanted to do. I had been loving learning about women in outdoor adventures activities and was considering not continuing my path in higher education. I was stressed and confused, so instead of dealing with that, I just didn’t answer.

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So, here I am, a year later, a couple months into my first post-masters job. While I am now dealing with the struggles of the first year at a new job I am feeling less stressed about what could’ve been. Honestly, if I was good at whirlwind travel…

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#WafflingAround – A Waffle Tour of Cambridge

As the summer rushes by in a contradictory lethargic way, I’ve found myself going weeks without typing out a new post. Which is annoying, since I have a backlog of topics I want to dissect! In an effort to just keep blogging, here’s another highlight post featuring photos from a recent waffle tour of Cambridge, MA—and some opinions too!

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I don’t think I’ve dove into my love of food on this blog, other than the occasional recipes I attempt in the kitchen. That could be a separate blog post itself, but for the time being, all you need to know is that of all food in the world, waffles are probably my favorite. Continue reading #WafflingAround – A Waffle Tour of Cambridge

#NP5UMMIT – Harvard Stadium & ECSMA

This is more belated than I intended, but I’ve had a lot of amazing photography opportunities recently and I want to highlight them all. Bear with me as I backtrack a bit to one of the best weekends of 2017! And I’ll keep this as short and sweet as I can. But if you’ve read any of my other blog posts about November Project, you know that might be difficult for me.

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It’s My Birthday and I’ll Critique Myself if I Want To – Mid-Year Check-In

Last year, I wrote 22 promises to my future self. Two years before that, I shared 20 things I had learned that year.

This year, I’m going to critique myself.

It’s fortuitous that my birthday falls about halfway through the calendar year. It gives me an opportunity to reflect on the first half of the year while still looking forward to the half to come. For 2017, I want to briefly visit the intentions I set at the start of the year and see if I’ve stayed true to them or if I’m not on the same track. If I’m on track, that’s great—but that doesn’t mean I can relax on my goals. And if I’m not, no worries—I need to figure out why I’m not advancing towards my intentions and refocus.

In case you missed my blog post from the beginning of this year, my One Word for 2017 is Spirit. With my One Word, I set a few concrete goals as well. Let’s see how I’ve done… Continue reading It’s My Birthday and I’ll Critique Myself if I Want To – Mid-Year Check-In

US Quidditch Cup 10

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US Quidditch Cup 10: Lost Boys v. District of Columbia Quidditch Club

Whew! April has just come and gone in a flash. That seems to be the trend for the past few years, as the Boston Marathon has consistently followed the US Quidditch’s annual national tournament. Last year, I juggled the journey of becoming a national champion with volunteering as a photographer at US Quidditch Cup 9’s two-day weekend tourney— followed by volunteering at the 2016 Boston Marathon that Monday!

This year was a little bit easier (or more difficult), as Quidditch Club Boston ended their national campaign in the quarterfinal round and I had a few days to enjoy Disney World and the parks at Universal before a whirlwind marathon weekend. Looks like it turned out alright, though, as I made it through US Quidditch Cup 10, Florida, and marathon weekend relatively unscathed—and with a 5k PR to boot! Continue reading US Quidditch Cup 10