I work at a pretty cool place. With some pretty cool people. One of those people, actually one of our co-CEO’s, John January, did a pretty cool talk on language at a Creative Mornings event last week. I recently just learned of these super inspiring Friday mornings, and instead of me telling you, here… Read More Language is my favorite
January and February have never been my favorite months. It’s bitterly cold most of the time, dark, and just generally depressing. (This is a positive post I promise.) But I’ve had the best January this year that I’ve maybe ever had as I’m finally settling in to my new surroundings. During my years in Memphis, I… Read More Getting personal on being alone.
Simplify served me well in 2015. I got rid of some things I didn’t need and got (more) serious about what I wanted in my own life. Among the chaos of moving, sometimes life didn’t seem very simple, but it was enough to have one word to focus on when things got a little out… Read More A Word For 2016
The Kansas City Plaza lights are still up so I can still pretend it’s the most magical time of the year and not January if I want to, right? Christmas may have already came and went with the beginning of the new year, but my recent pre-Christmas adventure to The WigWam Resort, right outside of Phoenix, Arizona… Read More My own Wig Wam = all my childhood dreams came true
For the few and far between WatchUsRoamers, (hi, mom!) there has been a noticeable absence of anything and everything blog related recently. The short answer is that both parts of WUR have moved to new cities, began new jobs, and have been traveling. So, kind of A LOT going on! But the long answer is… Read More All Cats Go To Heaven: Hello From The Other Side
Since I was just talking about my love for October, my birthday month, I should also point out that a good handful of my best friends also have October birthdays. Katie, Emily, Ro… and I could go on. Since Emily’s was yesterday, I thought this would be a great time to show the world the… Read More Welcoming Baby Newell: A Book Themed Baby Shower
I’ve been in Kansas City a week! It doesn’t quite feel like home yet, partly because I haven’t found a place to live, but I”m working on it. In a week I’ve acclimated more than I thought I would, but there have been some major pangs of missing Memphis. Sometimes change is hard, right? Right.… Read More Birthday week is here!
It’s here. My last day as a Memphian. I’ve been writing this post days before I even knew I was officially leaving because I wanted my Memphis eulogy to be perfect. After a couple weeks of jotting down stuff, it finally struck me that it’s Memphis. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Even when the… Read More I’ve set my sights on where I’m going, and my goodbyes on where I’ve been… Memphis
I am moving soon (in 9 days to be exact), but I’ve been in Memphis long enough for it to be in my blood. I will never not feel like a Memphian. This place is like no other, it doesn’t matter if you weren’t born here, what state you’re from, or where you’re going.… Read More Mandy Does Memphis
A couple of weeks ago I panicked. I searched for tickets to the Moon River Music Festival and found that even a week before the event, it was sold out completely. I had my heart set on going, and I was mad at myself for procrastinating. I started madly searching discount ticket sites to no avail.… Read More The weather here is like a nice big warm hug: Moon River Music Festival and a tangent on my love of the river. And music. And music on the river