January 23, 2017

The State of Steph 2017

In the past, I've taken a second to give you a quick overview of the State of me. Even though we have recently had a transition in the White House, there has been no transition here - I'm always in charge. If you need to catch up on previous years, you can see 2015 and 2016. Otherwise, let's get down to business.

The Last 12 Months:

I became a resident of New York.

I helped remodel our MN house in a week and then we sold it.

I voted for a woman for president and then she lost.

I watched an election season that no one could even predict in their wildest dreams.

I got another new stamp on my passport.

I found a love for cooking. I thought it was a skill you either had or you didn't, but it turns out, you just have to practice and keep learning.

I learned to make a latte at home with my stovetop espresso gadget. It makes my wallet happier.

I decided to let my love of Flamingos shine through. They were trendy this year and I embraced it.

The Next 12 Months:

In a few minutes, I plan to celebrate the Rangers win over the LA Kings.

In a few days, I will be boarding a plane to Atlanta for a work meeting.

In a few weeks, I will be skiing in Vermont for our annual Katie trip. It's been far too long since I've hit the slopes.

In four months, I will be turning 32 and hopefully planning an epic vacation that involves another new stamp in the passport.

In eight months, I will not be playing the broker dance of NYC. I have already decided that will never happen again, so I'm staying here in this wonderful apartment until my days in the concrete jungle have come to an end.

Throughout the next year, I'll be trying to figure out why there is snapchat and instagram stories, blogging when I feel like it, adventuring as much as possible, continuing the choose-your-own-adventure walks and Sunday strolls around the neighborhood, watching all the real housewives unapologetically, reading books, drinking coffee, suffering from cute aggression over all dogs, getting angry over things happening in D.C. and remaining as classy as possible while doing it. I love run-on sentences.

Cheers to you all. Thanks for tuning in.


  1. 100% agree with the cooking....i thought i would never get used to it/like it but the more i did it, the better i got and i actually started enjoying it. little did i know, i was creating my very own 'signature dishes' for which i'm known; my husband/family/friends ask me if i could bring my X Y or Z dish to potlucks!

  2. Wahoo for cooking! I do enjoy it, but it's taken me a long time to feel comfortable making new things. Now it's kinda therapeutic for me! If your birthday is in 4 months that means MY BABY WILL BE ONE IN 4 MONTHS! Where is the time going!?

  3. So true about cooking! I used to dislike it because I really hated deciding what to make, but now Chris and I decide together ahead of time, which has been great!

  4. I love this so much! Cheers to the last 12 months of adventure and life lessons and may the next 12 be even better.

  5. Sometimes nothing works like a run on sentence.

    It took me years to love cooking. I'm glad you're there!


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