Twenty-something. Ten thousand lakes, and a transition to one golden gate. One blog catching everything in between.

After spending the first eighteen years of my life in the Twin Cities metro area, I migrated eastward (while still staying thoroughly Midwest) for college under a well-known Golden Dome (go Irish!). After I graduated, I couldn't get the North Star State out of my bloodstream, and returned home for the adventures of first-time, full-time employment, finding friends, falling in and out of love, and learning how to [insert basic life skill]…chronicled here for your enjoyment. 
In the spring of 2017, I got antsy and decided to make a totally unprecedented major life change, uprooting my Minnesota existence and heading west - very west! - to make a new home and build a new life in San Francisco. While my blog name is now a bit of a misnomer, my Twin Cities roots still inform everything about who I am and how I approach life...especially on this new adventure!

About the blog: 

After a discussion with a few friends, I realized that as mundane as day-to-day life appears to me, there sure is a lot of hilarity, poignancy, and universal truth (if I may say so myself) hiding in the average twenty-something's everyday existence. That realization, juxtaposed with how quickly these daily minutiae are forgotten, inspired me to give blogging a shot. I've always craved the written word and loved keeping journals and diaries...though my track record is faulty at best. From Sunday brunch to workout tracking, books I loved to music I'm craving, embarrassing anecdotes to deep and serious thoughts...it's all fair game here.  

 

"I'm from Minnesota. I'm optimistic. I mean, that's just who I am." -Thomas Friedman 

 

About your author:

Hi! I'm Liz (more commonly known as Lizzie, or Elizabeth if I'm in trouble...hi Mom!). I'm a twenty-something accounting and finance professional, formerly of Minneapolis, a hop, skip, and a jump from my hometown of Lakeville, MN. In 2017, I relocated on a wing and a prayer to a bay-front apartment just south of San Francisco with two good friends (and one standard poodle). I'm loving my new adventure working for Stanford University, exploring California wine country on the weekends, and getting used to living in a world where palm trees and redwoods are both part of my daily life.

Uncoordinated and uninhibited, I'll do just about anything for a laugh (or, more likely, to win an argument). I've always been a passionate bibliophile, a coffee addict, and a people-pleaser to a fault. I have a major thing for mimosas on Sundays, and I never met a striped shirt I didn't immediately convince myself I need. I loathe tardiness, intentional misspellings of words, and Styrofoam. I am a firm believer in kindness and optimism, and nothing makes me happier than fireworks or marching bands...except my friends and family. I've been told in the past that I'm overly enthusiastic about life in general, but I beg to differ...there's nothing wrong with the glass half full, especially if it's half full of champagne.