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A Letter To My Former Self: 2015 Edition

A Letter To My Former Self: 2015 Edition

Dearest 29 and 30 year old Erika, You set one intention beyond all others last year, and that was to practice presence. You came out of 2014 emotionally bruised and battered and exhausted by all the expectations you had for the year that refused to come to fruition. You felt your way through the start of the year tentatively, war-torn and bleary eyed, but determined to focus not just on the big stuff, but be proud of how you showed up for your everyday life. 2015 was slow and steady. At times it seemed uneventful and you were kind of ... Read More »

On Giving Up Clothes for Lent

On Giving Up Clothes for Lent

I gave up clothes for Lent. Of course I’m not wandering around naked until Easter, but I am not buying anything new during this season. Why? Because buying clothes during Lent would only serve to parade my excess. I just finished reading Jen Hatmaker’s Interrupted*, which is the kind of book I end up highlighting nearly half of because it is JUST SO GOOD. One of the chapters that stood out gave statistics on global wealth disparity that are basically mind-boggling: Read More »

A New Adventure

Today marks the start of the next life adventure. I am excited to announce that… I’m returning to the world of the unemployed! Apologies to those who were hoping for another kind of announcement. Nope, still no babies yet! After much discussion and deliberation, my current employer and I decided to go our separate ways. When I started with my current company over two years ago, Nick and I were in a very different place financially and I really needed a full time job to set us up for financial freedom. It was a definite blessing that the opportunity came when ... Read More »

Apparel, Apartments, and Excess: Anthropologie on its Way

HUGE news for the females of Hoboken: word on the street is that Anthropologie is planting itself smack-dab in the middle of the shopping hub of Hoboken. Like most twenty-something caucasian females, I adore Anthropologie. Out of all my friends getting married this year, items from this retailer has been at the top of so many of their bridal wish lists. I don’t really even know how this Philly-based company existence snuck its way into my consciousness a few years ago (most likely my blog surfing habit), but ever since I have found myself drooling over their vintage-inspired romantic clothing, ... Read More »

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