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Susquehanna Style : Smoothies

Susquehanna Style : Smoothies

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I have to share some photos from this month’s Susquehanna Style feature because they are among my all-time favorites. I just love how they turned out – and love how the smoothies turned out, too! Spinach Grape, Carrot Raspberry Mango, and Banana Mocha. All combinations that I never would have guessed would go so well together! Check out the Crafts & Crumbs blog over on Susquehanna Style for the recipes (or just look at the photos to feel like you are being healthy).

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Why I decided to take a full-time job

Why I decided to take a full-time job

Why Full Time

On Monday I was OVERJOYED to tell you all that I’m going to be taking a full-time job with CURE International. And you’ve all been so encouraging about it over the past few days (thank you!!!). But you may be wondering, and rightfully so, what happened to my full-time freelance career path? Wasn’t that what I was trying to accomplish all along?

Let’s chat about that.

Because I know that more than a few of you here are either a) college students, b) aspiring freelancers, or c) friends and family members who have followed my roller coaster post-collegiate career. … Continue reading

The Story, Part II

The Story, Part II

The Story Part II

Missed Part I? No sweat; it was awhile ago. You can find it here!

I have such exciting news that I’m not even going to bury the lead and wait another 1500 words to share it.

I was recently hired to be part of the team at CURE International near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (!!!). I’m going to be their new content coordinator, working with emails and newsletters and social media, among other things, in an effort to spread the word about this amazing organization that heals sick kids from the inside out (!!!).

This JOB. I still can’t believe it.… Continue reading

Closer than they appear

Closer than they appear

Travel Season

My travel season adventures have officially come to a close. It was 8 weeks and just shy of 8,000 miles on the road, and I loved every minute! Lots of people have asked whether I’m glad it’s over or sad it’s over, and honestly, I’m neither. I soaked up every ounce of travel freedom, spending hours in a car that works (!) while playing Christmas music and talking with God and stopping every 5 miles to refuel on coffee. But I’m glad to be in one place today, not navigating multi-lane highways or standing behind a table in a gymnasium … Continue reading

On Job Searching

On Job Searching

Since this travel job with admissions will end in mid-November, I’m on the job hunt again. And at this point, I really think it’s only right for Willie Nelson to write Part II of his legendary tune, this one entitled On The Job Search Boards Again. It would make for good background music as I scroll through all of the listings and look for sharp objects and/or one-way tickets to Tahiti.

However, I found these two blog posts the other day just as I was teetering on the edge of Monster.com turning me into a Monster myself. Both are from … Continue reading

Writing About Life Like I Live Life

Writing About Life Like I Live Life

Do you know what the great thing about direction is?

We can choose to go in a different one at any point in time.

Back in the day, I used to blog every day, just because I enjoyed it. I didn’t want to be a writer; I just liked to write down things about the day that made me think or laugh or rejoice. I also went through a season of posting on a strict schedule on a specific topic every day. There were times when I shared what I had for breakfast, and others when I shared only deep … Continue reading

Sticking with Plan A

Sticking with Plan A

Plan A

I met an awesome student (one of many) at a college fair last week. She was really nice and seemed like a great fit for our school, so I asked her what she was planning on studying to see what types of programs we could offer her.

“Paleolithic painting,” she said.

For a split second I thought she might be kidding (and after speaking to a student in full pirate garb earlier that day who wanted to study Treasure Burying 101, I left room for humor), but I could tell by the look in her eyes that she was 100% … Continue reading

The only road worth being on

The only road worth being on

I was in the kitchen a few weeks ago when I caught the end of this new commercial for Panera:

Sometimes, what you think is the harder road, turns out to be the only one worth being on.

Last Wednesday I moved a bunch of luggage into a dorm room on campus. I went to the dining hall for dinner. I got my picture taken for an ID card. I went to the new Starbucks in the library and was asked by a current student if I was a prospective student visiting campus for the first time.

And I felt … Continue reading