My Thoughts On Moving Out

Italian daughters typically don't move out of their parents' house until they marry a nice Italian man. Only then, after the big, gigantic Italian wedding, is the daughter allowed to dive into a truly independent life and obtain a household of her own. At least, that's the way it worked in my semi-traditional Italian family. …

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Weekend Update

It's November! You know what that means, don't you? It's the official start of the festive season (well, in my house it is anyway)! You think I'm joking? Nuh-uh. In fact, this weekend my Mom and I will be putting up our Christmas tree - we were supposed to have done it last weekend, but …

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3 Reasons Why I’m Starting to Like Halloween

  Growing up, I never liked Halloween much. I used to just think of Halloween as an obstacle. To me, Halloween was something that stood in the way of Christmas. A blockage of some kind. The quicker we could get past Halloween, the better (in my household, at least). Now that I'm in my mid-30s …

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Monthly Recap: October

October was a pretty big month for me. October is when I buckled down to work and got s**t done. Knowing my big move was coming up in a couple months (Dec 9th is my official moving day), I sat down one day in early October with a pen and paper in hand and made …

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#MeToo My Story

Two years ago, I resigned from my full-time position as Office Manager from a company I had been with for a decade. Why? Because my boss - someone who I had worked closely with FOR TEN YEARS - sexually harassed me. This man had become a sort of father figure to me. I started working …

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The perils of moving out on your own for the very first time

The day I move out of my parents' house and into my new apartment is creeping up on me, getting closer and closer. Right now, at this point, I have less than two months to get my shit together and actually do THE MOVE. Eek! So far, all I've really purchased for the new space …

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Weekend Update

Happy Friday! This weekend - like all weekends - I plan to do very little. I like my weekends to be quiet, uneventful, and without any social obligations. Yes, I hate people (if that wasn't already plain from the get-go). I like taking my time, going about my weekend routine, reading as much as I …

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