I am her. I am your classic Midwest gal with a strong heart and more than loving spirit who falls for the douchebags; the guys who live for the chase; the guys who just don’t care. I knew it then, and I know it now. But over the past few years, there’s one thing that’s changed. I’m not afraid to feel confident in believing I deserve more. I’ve realized so many things, in part from…

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Throughout my early twenties, there were so many times when I doubted myself and what I was capable of. I was stuck in this rut of a mindset wondering how it could be possible to just start over from the beginning and create a life I could be unashamedly and unapologetically proud of. Where would I even begin? Just pick a place, and start.   My life was an established safe zone. No breaking the rules, no…

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If you asked me five years ago what I pictured my life to be like at 25-years-old, my answer would not be chasing big city dreams with a gypsy state of mind. I can’t pinpoint exactly when or where my life took a 360-turn and everything changed — my spirit, my desire for more, my independence, my zest for life. But, I can tell you that it all started with heartbreak and hitting my personal,…

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Just as any other 25-year-old single woman, I get asked one question, far more often than most. So today, I’m going to give you both vulnerable and blatantly honest, yet very different answers to the universal, million dollar question. Why are you single? I’m single because I friend-zone before I fall. While I have an immense amount of love to give, I feel pretty close to incapable of opening my heart and life to someone…

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They say it all of the time…life has a funny way of working out. To be honest, I didn’t wholeheartedly believe in that phrase until I experienced heartbreak, over and over again. Why? Why did it take something as painful and upsetting as heartbreak for me to understand and believe that life will somehow, someway, work out the way it’s supposed to? LOL. Well if I knew why, I wouldn’t ask that question. Moral of…

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