Disney Chaos Renata vs. the Slinky Dog Dash of Doom

I spent the last week of August in Disney thanks to one of my best friends from high school and her family. This trip was actually planned for last year, but with COVID, it was postponed until this year. While Disney has actually always been one of the happiest places on earth™ for me, this time around, there was no denying that I was in … Continue reading Disney Chaos Renata vs. the Slinky Dog Dash of Doom

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There Is No Box

“Learn how to think outside the box.” “This job requires someone who can think outside the box.” “Take this course on how to think outside the box.” Everywhere, “thinking outside the box” is seen as a valuable skill. As a student, as an employee, and even just as a human, outside-the-box thinking is lauded.  But here’s the thing: we’re surrounded by boxes. Friends, family members, … Continue reading There Is No Box

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Getting Real with Sam Stone: Don’t Forget to Start

This is a guest post for my “Getting Real” series. On this blog, we provide “pure human content,” and truly get real. I wanted to give other bloggers the opportunity to come on here and get real with me! I am so excited for the opportunity to invite other bloggers to join me and share their life experience and big feels. Interested in sending over … Continue reading Getting Real with Sam Stone: Don’t Forget to Start

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Blogiversary 2021: So Much Has Changed!

This week, I’m celebrating my 3rd Blogiversary! WOOOHOOOO! While I am so excited that I’ve been blogging for 3 years, when I sat down to write this post, I had no idea what to write about. I looked up traditional 3rd anniversary gifts (something that Josh also looked up once I told him I was blocked — sometimes we’re so much the same person that … Continue reading Blogiversary 2021: So Much Has Changed!

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How to Completely Suck at Axe Throwing

As I’ve mentioned several times on this blog, I recently joined a summer axe throwing league. I was desperate for some human interaction, so I joined this league at the height of a depressive episode. Worried that I wouldn’t be able to drag my depressed self there alone, I asked my dad to join the league with me. The local axe throwery has both a … Continue reading How to Completely Suck at Axe Throwing