Remote Year: 4 Month Reflections

Wow, what a month. Per usual, I’m sitting at a coffee shop (slightly hungover) after one last hurrah with my Kahlo fam last night. Each month, I’ve made my way to a café the morning after our “farewell” party in each city, but this month was a little bit different as we’ve had multiple going away parties as everyone is leaving at different times. But last night it really hit me – I cried at the club each time someone left, haha. Most of everyone is leaving today, and I’m headed home first thing in the morning. As I sit here and think about the month of December, all I can think of is, “Wow.” This was quite the polarizing month, and I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to accurately describe what I’ve been feeling the past few weeks… I’m going to write a bigger reflection post about the entire four months after I’ve had a little bit of time away. But TL;DR… Going on Remote Year was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. It wasn’t all easy, though.

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My (Very Eerie) RY Story

As I was reflecting about the last four months and looking through content I’ve written, I realized I haven’t actually told you the real story about how I ended up on Remote Year. Sit down, grab a coffee (or glass of wine), and settle in… It’s a long one. But it will probably give you goose bumps, to be quite honest! And also confirm any suspicions that I am certifiably insane.

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The Secret to Full Lashes

A friend of mine in my Remote Year group was recently asking me about my eyelashes and what mascara I use and it got me thinking about my little ‘secret’ for lashes. I do have a few mascaras that I swear by, and I’ll get to those, but I believe the secret for long, full lashes is actually what you put on *before* your mascara.

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Floating Christmas Ornaments

Remember when I said I was organizing files on my external hard drive earlier this week? Talk about memory-freaking-lane. I was searching for a specific photo (I’m a digital hoarder, I have a copy of everything somewhere… just give me five minutes.) and in the process, I had one very long blast from the past. And man oh man, it was just what the doctor ordered in some weird way.

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Gift Guide: For the Whole Family

If you’re buying something for the entire family, it can be hard to choose something that everyone can enjoy. Since it kind of depends on their ages and stages in life, I pulled together a few different gift ideas that appeal to a wide range of recipients. Here are my picks for gifts that are sure to make the whole family smile!

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