Yup, you read that right! Since I’d dubbed 2017 as my year of creativity, I’ve tried to go a little out of the box with my goals. Instead of telling myself to “run every day”  (which, even as a former xc runner and avid racer, I know is not a realistic goal for ME) or
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This post is adapted from a piece I wrote for the 2016 Mind Body Dialogues performance at Endicott College. I was always a little bigger growing up. Despite being involved in every sport you could think of, and teaching myself healthy eating habits, genetics got the best of me. I spent my childhood overweight and
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September Weather- I've been spending my commute to work and school discovering some new jams so check out September's playlist:

Recap + jams: September weather

Happy autumn! The official start of my favorite season has me jumping for joy…. and, quite frankly, so does September being over.
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I don’t know about you but August snuck up on me. All summer I felt like I was looking forward to August because, for me, that was when all the big things were happening. Well, August, you came in with a bang!
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Recap + jams: July Saturday night

By July I had gotten into the swing of things. I was somehow getting up at 6 for work everyday and feeling like I had turned over a new leaf. I had been aching for an adventure after social media-stalking numerous friends of mine on their post-grad cross country road trips. In typical Erin fashion, I decided
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Recap + jams: June came so soon

After a few weeks hanging at the beach and hitting the gym, summer got on its way as I started my nannying job with the best little munchkins I could ask for. This month was a lot about transitioning to being back home and figuring future things out little by little. 
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Recap + jams: May flowers

May was intense. Being a senior in college, the entire month felt like a whirlwind of emotions. This month I: 

Recap + jams: April Showers

If I’ve never mentioned it before, I am an avid Spotify user. I love being able to discover new music and have songs from any genre literally at my fingertips. (By the way, this is not an ad! I really do recommend it to everyone I know… Spotify, we can totally partner together here. I already do your marketing
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Leap day lovin’ in Rockport, MA

Rockport, MA So it’s no secret to people that know me that I try to keep it positive. I like to look on the bright side. Always real, but positive. But to be frank, I feel like I’ve bitten off more than I can chew. I’ve got a million and one things going on lately with

2016: the year of ambition

I don’t know about you but I’m feeling 22!
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Saying goodbye to 2015

Between just returning home from a semester abroad (which included organizing my bedroom/life since I left it a mess the last time I was here in August) and the food/family-filled craziness of the holidays and moving into school, I am just getting around to thinking more in depth about the year we are leaving behind.
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Hasta luego, Costa Rica!

COSTA RICA –> USA I knew the day would come that I would be heading home from Costa Rica but it always seemed so far away. It feels like just yesterday that I was packing up my heavy, overstuffed bags and heading to the airport in preparation for this journey. You know what they say;
SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA Another year, another Thanksgiving spent abroad.   
In light of all that is going on in the world right now, in particular last week’s terrorist attacks in the city of Paris, France, Facebook has allowed its users to change their profile pictures to the colors of the French flag. However, there is a big disagreement, and while those who disagree are 100% entitled
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When homesickness hits

SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA If you know me at all you know that I’m generally a very happy, upbeat, and positive person. However, just like anyone else, some days are tougher than others when it comes to keeping a smile on my face. I’m not naive enough to think that every day can be all

Exactly where I need to be

SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA You know those days that leave you exhausted to the point where, at the end of the day, you wonder ‘how did I get through that’? Today felt like one of those days. Where I wondered if I was getting myself in over my head but also knew I could handle

Life lessons from little ones

SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA This morning my students didn’t want to listen to me and this afternoon my autistic preschooler bit my belly ring through my shirt and drew blood. So today has included a lot of realizing that not every day as a teacher will be wonderful but it’s those wonderful days, and those

1 month in Costa Rica update

SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA I have officially been in Costa Rica for just over a month and am loving every second of the pura vida lifestyle! I’ve been taking advantage of all the opportunities here and have spent nearly every weekend traveling to other parts of this gorgeous country. A few cool things that have been

Pura vida! Estoy en Costa Rica

SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA Hola!!!! I know this post has been a long time coming since I’ve been in Costa Rica for about two and a half weeks (time FLIES!) but better late than never, right? For those of you who don’t already know, I am spending this semester in San José, Costa Rica teaching

Trouble in paradise

San José, Costa Rica I know I have yet to write an actual post about being in Costa Rica yet, but I promise it’s in the works. I have literally had next to no time to even stop and think; it’s been go go go since I arrived in San José a week and a half ago-