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Music, My Jesus Year Challenge, Nashville, Travel

The Next Chapter

Holy cannoli it has been a while since I wrote. I could go into great detail about the past two months – so much has happened – but I’ll just try for a semi-modest recap.

1. I moved to Nashville. Leaving Los Angeles was so bittersweet, I would never be able to find the words to adequately describe it. I drove the Penske truck to Bloomington, with my stepmom following behind in the Subaru, and we made a few fun stops along the way. After a few days in my hometown, my mom and I trekked the rest of the way to Nashville to unpack.


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Food, My Jesus Year Challenge, Travel

Days 110-147: Visit Bloomington!

Home sweet home. The glorious town of Bloomington, IL that I typically visit once a year during the holidays. I’ve decided to share with you, dear reader, some of my go to spots, should you ever find yourself in this neck of the woods. (Let’s face it, you’ll probably only find yourself here if you are 1. from here 2. attending ISU or IWU 3. are at a State Farm conference or 4. are driving to/from Chicago or St. Louis to pretty much anywhere else that would take you through IL.)

Without further ado, here are 11 required Bloomington-Normal stops (in no particular order), according to Erin Jennings… Continue reading…

Friendship, My Jesus Year Challenge

Day 15 – WCW: Poopinana

After writing my post a few days ago about having dinner with my friend Shaki, I got it into my head that I could (should?) use the ever popular Woman Crush Wednesday and Man Crush Monday hashtags to post about people in my life that inspire me. While most of them won’t be international celebrities, they are the stars in my life that bring entertainment, fulfillment, love, and joy. What could be better than that?

My inaugural Jesus Year WCW is going out to my friend Ana! (I already know she’s cringing behind her computer.)


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Friendship, My Jesus Year Challenge

Day 7 – Beautiful Friendships

Today’s “something beautiful” is twofold. First, the view from the parking deck every time I leave work always stops me for a minute. We’ve got great visuals on the sun setting to the West and of the Hollywood sign to the North. Part of the reason the view is so pretty to me, I’m sure, is because of that sweet sweet end of the day freedom. The other part? The palm trees dotting the skyline – I just love ‘em. Continue reading…