My Short Story Box Buys

Here’s the long story, short: I had a friend who was reviewing personal styling services, and she needed a short person to try out Short Story Box. At 5 feet, I was a great fit. Now, I look forward to putting on a fashion show for my sisters and grandma every month, and I wanted to share my favorite buys today.

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3 Things on My Summer Bucket List

I’ve been taking on a large workload because we’re short staffed at work, but since we’re expecting some new people to come in, I should be working less soon. So with that being said, I am looking forward to having more free time as that rolls around. I’m looking forward to it so much that I already have some ideas of what I would want to do when I get that time. Curious about what is on my summer bucket list? Keep reading to find out more.

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What Is the Greatest Gift?

I recently answered Vogue’s 73 Questions in 3 different parts, and I wanted to elaborate on one of my answers and how those blogs came to be. In honor of National Loving Day, I want to answer why I believe that love is the greatest gift.

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My Answers to Vogue’s 73 Questions: Part 2

Am I cool enough for a round 2? Probably not, but I’m going to do it anyway. If you’re interested in knowing my answers to some of Vogue’s 73 questions, keep reading.

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Life Is Too Short to Not Eat What You Want

My boyfriend has this joke where the only time I’m not talking is when I’m eating. Then when someone asked him for advice in getting a girlfriend, his answer was something along the lines of, “You play with her hair and you give her ice cream. Then she realizes that she might like you as much as she likes ice cream and then you go from there.” That might not have been an exact quote, but my point in telling all this is that I really love and appreciate food

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What I’ve Checked Out From the Library

I love books, and I actually used to be a real snob about going to the bookstore and owning my books. The thing about library books is that they would never be mine, because I would always have to borrow it and return it. However, I did have a library card, and I still have it to this day. Since I’m trying to save my money during tax season, and it’s National Library Week, I thought I would take the time to visit my local library and see how its doing. Keep reading to see my thoughts and what I checked out from the library.

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Let’s Laugh with a Whole Heart

To this day, I’m very guarded about when I really laugh. If I’m in public, or with people I whose opinion I value, I will typically smile at the things that I find funny, or if everyone around me is laughing, I’ll let out a very controlled “ha-ha” so that I don’t stand out too much. With how forced the latter sounds, I’m surprised that it doesn’t draw more attention to me. It doesn’t feel natural.

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My Valentine’s Day Weekend Surprise

We were in bed watching Tayshia’s season of The Bachelorette together. It was one of the few times my boyfriend was going to endure watching terrible television with me. She was on her one-on-one date with Brendan, and they were riding around LaQuinta on horseback. In that moment, I said, “You know, when I was in seventh grade, I asked my parents for horseback riding lessons for my birthday. My dad said yes, but my mom said no because she thought that it was something that boys do and thought that I would get hurt.” I think that’s where he got the idea for my surprise Valentine’s Day date.

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A Rough Start to 2021…

I’ve been quiet recently because my grandpa passed away of COVID complications, and it’s a loss that has been messing with my head. And then in the process of preparing this blog post, I got into my first car accident. It seems that 2021 is going to be the year that my life gets shaken up. Hopefully, I can strap in and hope that it works out for the best.

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My Highs and Lows of 2020

Cheers too 2021! As I settle into the year, I’ve been reflecting on 2020. While it was a wild ride (I’m trying to refrain from saying unprecedented times, but wild ride doesn’t seem to work either), I have to say that this period has proved to be a time of patience, growth, and learning. Maybe I say that as someone who has the privilege that I do, but I truly believe that you can’t experience the highs without the lows. Today, I wanted to take the time to reflect the highs and lows before I manifest for the coming year. Keep reading to find out more.

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