In elementary and middle school, I loved to read. I remember sitting at the breakfast table, asking my mom not to put away the cereal boxes yet because I wanted to read what was on them (I guess I was destined to work in marketing!). I loved Beverly Cleary’s Ramona Quimby books and the American Girl series. My dad actually had to take the lightbulb out of the closet in my bedroom because I kept secretly staying up late to… Read more »

I love the idea of being a tourist in your own city. After being away at college for 4 years, it’s been really fun to discover/rediscover cool places in Austin now that I live here again. Two weeks ago, John’s parent’s came into town from Colorado Springs to visit us and whenever John’s parents visit, we always have fun driving around Austin with them. Over their latest visit, we decided to check out Mayfield Park and Preserve, which is a… Read more »

I graduated from college in May 2013 and like most other college grads, I embarked on my quest to find a job. I had many of the classic post-grad worries running through my mind, such as “how can I find a job when almost everyone is asking for at least five years of experience?” I’ve heard that finding your first job after college is often the toughest job searching experience you’ll ever have. It can definitely be a stressful time. For me,… Read more »

[Note: This blog post was originally posted on my old blog on October 18, 2013–so for the record, I’m not a crazy person posting about fall things in December!] As many of you know, I’m a big fan of flavored coffee. Of course, this includes the PSL, or the pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks. I’m such a dedicated PSL fan that if it were available in the summer, I would drink it outside in the middle of August in Austin. Okay, maybe not outside, but I… Read more »