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I went with Austin earlier this month to breakfast with my family at Wild Eggs, and then Austin and I took off to the Flea Off Market. We walked around under the hot, summer sun, taking our time to see what the market had for the month. I am still thinking about the watermelon pop (a fruity popsicle made with watermelon and lime juice, water, and organic cane sugar) that I got at Steel City Pops. We picked up a copy of Leo Weekly at breakfast and found that another market was taking place on that same day, so we decided to check it out after the Flea Off Market. Our next stop was Made Market, and it was located at The Pointe in Butchertown. This location was absolutely gorgeous, and it was equipped with high ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors (in some spaces), and a complete industrial vibe that I absolutely love when it comes to interior design. It's the perfect event space (I would honestly get married here), and it was decked out with booths from a number of local creatives. T…

My AncestryDNA Results

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I know I have mentioned several times before that I am a history major, so looking to the past is one of my favorite things to do. I have never gone down the genealogical route with my family history before, but it is something that I have been wanting to explore for quite some time. I talked to Austin about this a few months ago, and when my birthday rolled around in March, he surprised me with an AncestryDNA kit to discover more about my genetic background.
The kit comes conveniently packaged with an instruction booklet, a saliva collection tube, a collection bag, and a prepaid return mailer box to send the tube to Ancestry. Once you receive your kit, you go to this link to create an account and activate it. There are fifteen digits on the tube that you will enter here, and these numbers are essential because they identify your sample. The next step is gathering the DNA, and you cannot eat, drink, or smoke thirty minutes prior to this process. So, basically, you fill the tube with yo…

Happenings

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I am so hopeful for a lot of things lately, but I am also hesitant about that feeling, too. Do you ever reflect on things and think that it's all just too good to be true? It's like I am waiting for something to go wrong because things just don't naturally go well all the time. Let me break this down to be more specific about this confusion. I didn't know if I wanted to go back to school or not to finish my degree, yet I have an appointment on August 2nd to meet with an advisor and register for classes. I kept telling myself that school was what I wanted (because I truly wanted to go back), and now I am making steps to go back, and I should be a student again in August. I was having doubts about my job because I just felt burnt out. It was the same thing every day, and I just felt like I was in one of those montages that almost mimic the plot of Groundhog Day. I started picking up new accounts, got more training, and then I had a quarterly review for my progress as an …

Moments

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I went with Austin one afternoon in the middle of June to Vint on Frankfort Avenue for some vacation planning. We went through city guides and gathered places to go and things to see for our trip to New York. We have taken that trip already, and I hope to be sharing posts from our travels this week. Anyways, I have grown to love Vint so much. I know I have mentioned Sunergos on here before as my go-to place, but there might just be some competition. I like the atmosphere and location of both, and the coffee is definitely a plus. Sunergos sticks to indie music, and Vint has a classic rock side (think of sitting there on your laptop with an iced latte while Fleetwood Mac is playing softly overhead). Oh, and they have cool furniture, a nice outdoor patio, and they even sell beer and wine. I have went by myself to write, with Austin on this day to plan, and I have also taken my sister on a little coffee date. I am a big fan for sure, and I know that I have many more visits to look forward…

Moments

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On a cloudy day at the beginning of April, Austin and I went downtown to take a walk across the Big Four Bridge. We would stop every now and then to take photos and create time lapses. The length of the bridge is a mile, so little breaks are necessary every now and then, especially when the view is such a good one. It's really strange because I have this fear with bridges, too. I worry that they will collapse, and I think that's just because I have seen too many disaster movies where that happens over water. I mean, I actually have a life jacket in my car and a device to break glass or cut my seat belt in case something like that happens to me (although I would have to survive the fall first)... this is getting dark now, so... moving on... Anyways, walking the bridge has always been a fun experience. I face my fears just to do it because it's so fun to literally walk over water to another state (even if it is Indiana). Jeffersonville, or the spot where the bridge ends once…