10 Things I Learned from 30

Settling in: to arrange yourself and the things you own so you feel comfortable in a new place. Approximately...

How to Treat Life Like a Video Game

A text screenshot saved in my “Things That Make Me Happy” Google doc from August 2016: “Closing time… Time...

How to Not Lose Yourself in a Relationship

“‘Tomorrow, if we got divorced, I would be sad, but I would be okay.’” Beau adjusted his baseball cap...

How to Turn Your Passion Into a Successful Side Business

Over the past decade, since starting a greeting card company and transitioning it into this blog, I’ve met with...

How to Coach to Build Badasses

The sound of thunder produces both feelings of fear and excitement:  Fear of the effects of lightning and excitement...
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Life Lessons

From failures to daily wins, these are stories with a lesson at the end.

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About me

Hi, everyone.
My name is Annie!

This is the story of my life, and the story of others' lives, too - just for you. Each article features a real story with life lessons and takeaways. Enjoy!

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Inspiration

Interviews with badasses

From guy + girl bosses
to quitting jobs
and following dreams,
these people are
pretty awesome.

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