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I am independent. I am headstrong. I am romantic. I am empathic.

What does this mean? For starters, it means I have several more hours of therapy ahead of me to untangle it all. But ultimately, it means my head is at war with my heart. My head feels safe and appreciated in my 6-year-long, healthy relationship with the man I know I will spend the rest of my life with. My heart sings a different tune. My heart has witnessed all my closest friends grow up, like get married and buy houses within the same year of each other, grow up. They are glowing. I am glowing because they are glowing. Everyone’s hearts are full. …

Hell if I know.

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I have been bopping in and out of varying industries for the past couple of years and have gotten little satisfaction from it. I am simply collecting “relevant” resume boosters like seashells at this point. Recently, I have decided to enter the gig economy as a creative. Each day I feel more fulfilled than the last. However, I don’t get the luxury of a concrete answer to the dreaded question: “What do you do?”. It’s fine because I choose this for myself, right?

Wrong. I’m an empath. People’s immediate worries intertwine with my own before I can even begin to explain how I spend my days. This instantly sparks a wave of self-doubt as I string together sentences that loosely defends my decisions. …

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“The only way to do great work is to do what you love.” // Steve Jobs

If you haven’t spent time on Etsy, prepare to be floored. If you have spent time on Etsy, you understand how easy it is to feel inspired after browsing an incredible platform that allows almost 2 million people to share their passions internationally. The best part is, 86% of the amazing makers are women! Below, I have 4 outstanding shops that combine craft with practicality. Supporting women has never been so easy.

  1. Oh Little Seed — Jackie from Dallas, Texas

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Cheers to a 2019 “impulsive” motif.

January is a time of reflection for most, me included. This isn’t a new concept; but for whatever reason, January 2019 got my 23-year-old brain racing. I’m falling into the “old enough to know better but young enough not to care” mentality and I did some self-reflection to better understand if that’s okay.

Long story short: yes, it is okay.

Jordan (boyfriend/right hand man) and I live in Northeast Minneapolis, an absolute paradise in our eyes. A blue and cream colored brick duplex is where we call home. The real hardwood floors charmed us from the moment we laid eyes on it and the dangerously slanted porch is dear to us. Unfortunately, I couldn’t fight off the “what if” that snuck into my mind with the new year. After about 10 minutes of searching, I found another rental that crossed everything off the wish list I didn’t know I had. We toured the home January 9th and it was love at first sight. We adored everything from the fern colored kitchen cabinets to the subtle patterned wallpaper in the living room. Suddenly, I realized it’s okay to not know what you want until you see it. …


Zoe Vossen

type b | northeast mpls

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