Shannon’s Favorite Things 2021

Merry Capitalism, friends! Better yet, happy gift giving season of 2021. We survived not just another year, but another year in a pandemic. It’s at long last my favorite season—the season where we demonstrate our love and value by purchasing things for each other. My love language has always been gifts. Years ago, this started… Continue reading Shannon’s Favorite Things 2021

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My triumphant return to Chicago

Greetings, from your favorite newly minted Chicago resident. So much is new. My neighborhood is great, and surprisingly walkable once I remember to leave my building and walk. The last time I could actually walk places from my house I was at VCU.  Still, I need to drive, and I broke my side view mirror… Continue reading My triumphant return to Chicago

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10 years post grad

I graduated high school exactly 10 years ago today. I had a very specific plan for myself back then. Go to VCU, study advertising. Stay for my master’s at the Brandcenter. Move to New York, work in advertising and become a creative director. And in following these plans, in doing The Good Things, The Right… Continue reading 10 years post grad

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Currently: January 2021

Working — the daily grind. I have a good job and a great employer, but work is long and work is hard and work is work and my favorite part of the day is 5:20 when I get to turn my work phone off and start to wrap up for the day. That’s when I… Continue reading Currently: January 2021

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Shannon’s Favorite Things 2020

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Solstice, Happy every single winter holiday that occurs this season! And most of all, happy sales and free shipping! About a month ago I had really big and grandiose plans for another installment of my dysautonomia inspired gift guide—I had plans to work on it over Thanksgiving and… Continue reading Shannon’s Favorite Things 2020

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