Thursday, April 9, 2015


TODAY IS THE DAY—I'm Uhaul-ing it back to Minneapolis! Two years ago I moved from Minneapolis to Madison after nabbing my dream job—I remember with perfect clarity the feeling when the recruiter called late on a Friday night right before I left for vacation. I couldn't have been happier to pack up and start something new, doing something I felt so passionate about. I learned a lot over the past two years, and grew a lot. When I took the job, I said I would've moved anywhere in the country to get the copywriting experience I so wanted, but on bad days, I questioned if I'd made the right decision. There were a lot of high points and certainly some low, lonely points. But I'm proud that I'm the kind of person who can move to a city without knowing anyone and just try it. With all the struggles behind me and a new chapter facing me in Minnesota, I wouldn't change the experience. But time has made me appreciate Minneapolis in a new way, and it's never stopped feeling like home. I took this picture in October 2013 on a walk around Lake of the Isles with my sister. I was in town for a wedding, and even then, just six months after I'd left, I wanted to be back. I applied to jobs around the country in the last few months, unsure of what I really wanted next, but I'm so glad it worked out this way. I'm coming home!

And as a little send-off to Madison, the song that will always make me think of the city: Anna Sun by Walk the Moon. You know how certain songs represent certain times in your life? This one makes me think of a very specific, hopeful and happy time, loving life in my little studio just a block from the lake (I'll miss that great summer lake smell—and my killer Willy Street view of the Capitol!). 

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