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DO I HAVE AN UNHEALTHY RELATIONSHIP WITH SOCIAL MEDIA?

Lately I’ve been feeling a lot of social media fatigue. When you’re on social media constantly for work, it’s pretty understandable. I experience a bit of burn out sometimes, but recently I’ve just felt a whole lot less joy from my digital social scene. This might go beyond just basic social media fatigue and have a bit more with how my relationship with social media…

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GRETCHEN TRIES STUFF EP. 14: The One Without Amazon

  Over the past 6 month, I’ve felt like I’ve slipped up a lot on my goals to live less wasteful and more environmentally friendly. It has also been a while since I’ve done one of my Gretchen Tries Stuff challenges, so over the summer I planned two month-long challenges to go along with my goals to live more sustainable: For the entire month of…

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READING PICKS {Summer ’18}

It’s the first day of summer, which for me means it’s time to panic on being behind on my reading goals for the year! My spring ended up being a bit crazier and more hectic than I’d originally anticipated. This has left me feeling a bit like I’m playing catchup on my 50 book challenge. I’m only about 4 books behind where I was hoping…

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MY RELATIONSHIP WITH SPORT { + Why I Love Soccer and The World Cup}

  It’s the most wonderful time of the year—well, it’s the most wonderful time of every four years. It’s the World Cup!  And American’s lack of qualifying team doesn’t make me any less excited than I normally am. Over the past decade, I’ve turned into one of those soccer fans who puts all life on hold for the World Cup, get’s up for 5 am…

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THE CURLY HAIR DILEMMA — My Love/Hate Relationship With My Hair

  I love curly hair…. on other people. I think it’s absolutely beautiful. This is probably why I wanted to perm my hair in the 5th grade. My recollection of my childhood hair was that it was always straight, but it held curl very well. I loved when my mom would put my hair up in curlers so I’d have those iconic Shirley Temple ringlets.…

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CHANGING HABITS FOR A LESS WASTEFUL WARDROBE + my current favorites on Poshmark

For the last year, I’ve been making moves towards being less wasteful and living more in lined with my personal beliefs on the environment. I’ve talked about this a few times on my blog and my YouTube channel in my zero waste series. But for every element that I have improved on, there’s another that I’m still struggling with. One area I’ve struggled with this…

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DATING & MAKING THE FIRST MOVE

As a well seasoned singleton, I’ve found myself in a fair range of dating scenarios over the years. I’ve been asked out at music festivals, Halloween parties, asked out by baristas, set-up by friends, approached at bars, approached out on the street, asked out by a drunken friend who didn’t remember it by morning, asked via dating apps, and even had a guy slip me…

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THE REDESIGN

I’ve been blogging for just under a year now, and on man, has it grown way past my expectations! My first three posts were actually published way before I officially launched Gretchen Has The Floor (like 6 months before). They were published on a little add-on tab I put on the bottom of my professional portfolio, just dipping my toe into the world of blogging.…

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LIFE UPDATE: Zero Waste Living {some 8 months later}

With summer coming up on us pretty fast, it made me realize just how long it's been since I talked zero waste. Last year for the entire month of September, I went zero waste (I only used products that were recyclable, reusable, or compostable). It was a project near and dear to my heart, and one that took much thoughtful planning and research…

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GRETCHEN TRIES STUFF EP 13: The One With The Kosher Diet

I've done a few month-long challenges now: A month without sugar, my month of living zero-waste, and of course my totally failed month of waking up early (expect an update on that one as I re-attempt to become a morning person). This April—kind of in honor of Passover—I decided to give going a Kosher a try. How hard…

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GRETCHEN IS A WRITER-BASED IN PORTLAND, ORE. SHE GOT HER START AS A JOURNALIST WORKING ON THE SUSTAINABLE FASHION AND RESTAURANT BEAT BEFORE MOVING INTO COPYWRITING AND ADVERTISING WORK. SHE CURRENTLY BLOGS AND WORKS AS A FREELANCE WRITER.

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