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Putting My Best Foot Forward

Putting My Best Foot Forward

In exactly a month, I’ll be turning 24.

23 has been a hit-and-miss year for me, with most of the misses in the first six months and hits in the last six months. And as I turn towards my 24th year and start to think of what’s in store for me and what I want ~to do with my life~, I realize that overall, I’m pretty happy with how 23 turned out. I’ll get more into the highs and lows of my 23rd year…

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My Writing Process

This “My Writing Process” tag has been floating around the blogosphere the last few weeks. As I’ve been tagged by Betsy (new blogger find, and also fellow DC-er!) and I’ve been talking about my intentions to take musicalpoem back to “square one” with the intention to just write, I figured now’s probably the best time for me to be participating in this tag!

What are you working on right now?


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Link Love, Vol. 63

Link Love, Vol. 63

When Alicia asked in the Jaybird Community on Facebook what our plans were for the weekend, my response was pretty straightforward: hang out with friends, clean/reorganize my apartment, and get some writing in. I’m pleased to report that I can check off all three as “complete!”

Although I didn’t spend as much time with friends as I had thought I would do to some poor planning on my part, the time…

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Travel Tales: Buenos Aires

Travel Tales: Buenos Aires

Before Buenos Aires, I was in Chile. Click here for my Chilean adventure recap!

I didn’t plan to go to Buenos Aires.

No, I was meant to go to Mendoza, a town that was a 6-7 hour bus ride away from Santiago. The bus was supposed to take us up the Andes and through the border crossing to Argentina. Mendoza was the first big city over the border and famous for its wine. L and I were looking forward…

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Travel Tales: Chile

Back in November (or was it December?) my childhood friend L contacted me out of the blue. She was one of my best friends in high school, back when I lived in Australia. Since I moved back to the States, we kept in touch sporadically over Facebook.

“I’m in South America,” she said. “I’ll be here till July. Come visit me?”

As if I needed anymore convincing than that.

(Both my friends and L’s…

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Link Love, Vol. 62

Link Love, Vol. 62

It seems like I’ve only just gotten back from Chile and Argentina and already, I’m on the move again. Tonight, I depart for a week-long trip for work. While I’m not going far (only a state away), it’s still a week away from home and on the road.

While my time in DC between trips has been brief, I have enjoyed being back. I could do without the swelteringly hot temperatures, but I can’t have…

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Blogging Is My Hobby. It Isn’t My Job.

Blogging Is My Hobby. It Isn’t My Job.

If you couldn’t tell from my previous post, I’ve been thinking a lot about blogging. Specifically, how and why I blog.

The more eagle-eyed among you will also know that I’m blogging from a new domain name:

I’ve been blogging for so long that I can’t imagine NOT blogging. I love this little space on the internet I’ve created for myself, one where I can write to my heart’s content…

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A Day in the Life: July 2014

A Day in the Life: July 2014

On a designated day each month, I post a linkup where bloggers can showcase what “a day in the life” that month is like with photos, text or a combination of the two. For more information about this project, click here.

a day in the life

I’ve been thinking a lot about this linkup lately, especially since the dates for June and July bookended my trip to Chile. This was unintentional, of course; the original date…

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Becoming a Tourist in Your City or Town

Becoming a Tourist in Your City or Town by @wine_and_wit

Today, Ashley is taking over the blog! Ashley is the wittily sassy (sassily witty?) lady behind The Wine Stain, one of my newer blog finds that I’m obsessed over. I’m really excited that Ashley’s guest posting here today!

Ashley’s note: I was so excited to guest post for Break the Sky. Manda’s blog is so thoughtful, and I love hearing about her adventures with food. I revisited one of my favorite…

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Around the World: Pine Plains, New York

Around the World: Pine Plains, New York by @jstapfinator

Around the World is a travel guide series where readers share what they love about hometowns, favorite vacation spots, home away from homes and everything in between. If you want to learn more, see what places have been covered and/or submit a travel guide of your own, check out the Around the World page.

Today’s post is from Jessica, who hails from upstate New York.


Having grown up in a small…

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