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Unplan-It Earth
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I took my last post to heart and started a travel blog, Unplan-It Earth! It’s a way for me to learn how to live life more spontaneously and another outlet for my writing and photography. I’m very excited to see … Read More

Everyday Adventure
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I’m a planner. I don’t like to do things spontaneously. I have an ingrained fear of wasting time and money, which makes me overly frugal and conservative when it comes to trying new things that aren’t free or involve risk. … Read More

The Raising of Chicago
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Chicago’s skyline is like nothing else in the world. The fabulous arrangement of thoughtfully designed skyscrapers never ceases to amaze me, and the city’s open layout and beautiful waterfront are just icing on the cake. I’ve always been interested in … Read More

Design Thinking Panel in NYC
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Last month, I flew out to New York City to be a panelist at Princeton University’s TigerTalk series. This talk, entitled “Design Thinking: A New Liberal Art“, focused on the importance of teaching students how to tackle wicked problems early … Read More

Herb Garden Redux
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Today’s challenge was to get outside and restart my herb garden. I love fresh herbs and seeing greenery, so I hopped over to my local HEB and picked up some Thai Basil, Sweet Basil, English Thyme, Spicy Italian Oregano, a … Read More

Daily Challenge: The Very Beginning
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I’ve decided to take on a new challenge to develop my creativity and problem solving skills. Every morning, I’ll spend ten minutes brainstorming a¬†project or task that’s out of my comfort zone to complete in the evening. This could be … Read More