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Whenever I write a service story, I always write with two goals in mind. The first goal is that, of course, the reader takes something away from the piece that helps them feel happier with their life — more organized or calm or confident. The second goal, however, is usually to remind myself of whatever I’m […]

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If there’s any single question I get the most on Instagram that I do not have an answer to, it’s about my three-stone necklace that I wear everyday. When it comes to that particular piece, I’ve had it for so long that I don’t remember much about it other than that it was a gift […]

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For a long time, I’ve believed that I really operate on only two modes. The first mode is when I feel totally on fire, like I am the most productive person on earth. I’m pumping out stories, hitting deadlines, and crossing off items on my to-do list with wild abandon. I’m feeling creative, energized, and […]

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When I think of 2019, I think of this leopard print skirt from Eloquii (out of stock but similar linked here). OK, and the Target jumpsuit (IYKYK). When I think of 2020, I think of my beloved Athleta workout leggings, and the Poplinen button-down that I wore all summer (well, I also think about a […]

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When I first dreamt of becoming a freelance writer, I obsessed over what my day-to-day would look like. Every day I would envision a future version of myself grabbing a giant mug of coffee, heading to my own home office, and filling up my days with hand-picked creative projects. Over time, I pictured this so […]

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About a month ago I was getting ready to go on my honeymoon. It was going to be my first time traveling on a plane in nearly 18 months and I was excited. So excited, in fact, that I decided to kick off the 10 days in Mexico by doing something I almost never do […]

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As renters, it’s sometimes hard to know what minor renovations are worth spending money on and which aren’t. Replacing that annoying leaky faucet yourself? Probably a bad idea. But more minor, cosmetic changes in spaces you spend a lot of time in? They’re usually worth it. When we decided to make over our tiny third-floor […]

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I get a lot of questions about becoming a freelance writer. Most times, these questions come from people who fall in one of two groups. The first group is people who are brand new to freelance writing — who have the dream of being paid to write, but don’t know how to scale that dream into […]

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Every so often, I read a book so good that I cannot, will not stop talking about it. I enter conversations with something like, “Hi, I’m Olivia. By the way have you read [insert life-changing book here]? It’s a rare and wonderful feeling (though probably annoying to most people around me, if we’re being honest), […]

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Despite the fact that I’m always quite sure what I like when it comes to fashion, I’m never totally sure what other people will like. So when I shared some new, colorful beaded necklaces on Instagram and almost immediately had dozens of people asking me to link them, I was pleasantly surprised. Mostly, I’m just […]

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