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The Importance of Having an At-Home Office

I’ve been working from home for six months now, and I’m enjoying it far more than I thought I would. When our office first began working from home, I was worried that I would struggle. As an extrovert, would I be able to handle being isolated from my coworkers and friends? Would I still be able to be productive at home? How would I maintain … Continue reading The Importance of Having an At-Home Office

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“Upholder” Guilt

“I find it interesting that you feel guilty while relaxing, Renata. That’s typically an “Upholder” trait. Are you an overachiever?” “In recovery, yes.” This is a conversation that I had with my coach during one of our sessions when I mentioned that I hate the fact that I feel guilty for having downtime. Apparently, feeling unable to do nothing without hating yourself makes me an … Continue reading “Upholder” Guilt

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Deep Dive: Pizza – Josh’s Take

Rather than discussing the unfathomably disgusting mass that is known as “the black olive” or extolling the heavily underrated virtues of mushrooms, I thought I’d take my pizza-related deep dive in a decidedly unexpected direction. That’s right, we’re throwing all convention out the window (or, we would, if I weren’t perpetually afraid to even open mine) and talk about non-traditional pies! My roommate, Erica, has … Continue reading Deep Dive: Pizza – Josh’s Take

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The Little Things That Have Changed Since Lockdown

We all knew that our lives were going to change (possibly for the long term) when lockdown started. Between wearing masks to the grocery store, working from home, and staying 6 feet apart from everyone outside of our houses, there was no way life was going to go on as normal. I have found a few unexpected changes, however. Some of them totally threw me, … Continue reading The Little Things That Have Changed Since Lockdown

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Blogiversary 2020: I Get By with a Ton of Help from My Friends

So, here’s a bit of a background glimpse for you all. This post has been sitting in my drafts, half-written since last August. I just couldn’t fully finish it and wasn’t sure what milestone to mark with it. Now that my second Blogiversary is upon us, I can’t think of a better time to talk about my super supportive community. Your support, help, and encouragement … Continue reading Blogiversary 2020: I Get By with a Ton of Help from My Friends