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On Breaking Up

First, a word on change: I've been going through an awful lot of change recently. In fact, my life is different in almost every conceivable way than it was just last month. One month ago, I lived in a tiny apartment in the heart of downtown Portland with my boyfriend and dog - walking to… Continue reading On Breaking Up

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Aeronautics

The news of Tom Petty's passing hit me hard. Maybe its intensity was magnified in the wake of the Las Vegas tragedy -- our collective human suffering still a raw wound. Maybe it was because it struck me as so unexpected -- not that any death ever really is, he was 66 for crying out… Continue reading Aeronautics

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How To Be Happy (Also “Why” …If You Need That)

The other day I was on the phone with a client, and was going over next steps for their branding project. I finished with the words, “…and then we’ll move into your website, which is the most exciting part!” The client responded teasingly, “Susie, is anything NOT the most exciting part for you? It seems… Continue reading How To Be Happy (Also “Why” …If You Need That)

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Days 7-9: All Roads Lead to Rome

Full disclosure, I was bursting at the seams with expectations for Rome - since I fell vicariously in love with it in Elizabeth Gilbert's book, Eat Pray Love. Anne Lamott says "expectations are disappointments in waiting" - but what does she know, anyway?Rome did not disappoint. It didn't even come close to disappointing, didn't even… Continue reading Days 7-9: All Roads Lead to Rome

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If you only read one of my blog posts ever, make it this one

*I've never used my blog for this purpose before, so I hope you'll forgive me - thanks in advance for taking a few minutes to read through this. I've made no secret of how wretchedly awkward I was as a kid. (And as a teenager, and as an adult.) I was a pigeon-toed, bookish, hyperactive… Continue reading If you only read one of my blog posts ever, make it this one

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A word about getting back together with your ex

So here's some gossip-worthy news, if you haven't put two and two together yet: Taylor and I (yes, the boyfriend I was with for just shy of four years, then broke up with, then spent six months learning who I was without) are back together. I'll start by saying that I hate that terminology -… Continue reading A word about getting back together with your ex