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Jillene’s Blog: Quality vs. Quantity

I’m a “feelings person.” Meaning, when something feels right (or wrong), that feeling is often the only reason I need to go through with that thing (or not go through with that thing). When I look back at certain moments in my life and big decisions I made, it turns out
Posted  on December 18, 2018
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Jillene’s Blog: Happy Anniversary To Us

Have you ever been a part of something for a relatively short amount of time, but it’s felt like so much longer? That’s how I feel about the last year! This time last year, on the Monday before Thanksgiving, I reported for my first day of work at Magic 98.
Posted  on November 19, 2018
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Jillene’s Blog: Trading Fear For Freedom

October 11 is recognized as “National Coming Out Day.” If we’re friends on Facebook, you may have read my story in the past. It’s something I’ve shared before. I don’t share it to pressure anyone to come out. I share it so that you know that I was scared too
Posted  on October 11, 2018
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Jillene’s Blog: Happy Houseplants, Happy House

Up until a couple years ago, there were two things I thought to be true: I don’t have a hobby, and I can’t keep a houseplant alive if my life depended on it. It wasn’t until a couple good friends of mine sent me home with some “plant babies” that
Posted  on September 21, 2018
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Jillene’s Blog: I Wish I Would Have Learned

Ahhh, here we are… on the heels of Labor Day Weekend, the “unofficial end of summer.” If your kids aren’t back to school yet, they probably will be very soon. Seeing all the back-to-school themed Facebook and Instagram posts over the last couple weeks has me thinking about my time
Posted  on August 30, 2018
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Jillene’s Blog: State Fair Survival Tips

I grew up blocks away from the county fairgrounds in my hometown. We were so close that most summer nights during the fair, if I wasn’t at them, I was falling asleep to the demolition derby and tractor pull roars. When I was in my early 20s, I worked for
Posted  on July 28, 2018
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Jillene’s Blog: A New Furry Family Member

This weekend, our clan grew by one furry family member… say hello to Thomas the kitty! (He’s actually a five-year-old mature cat, but more on that in a second.) Thomas isn’t exactly a stranger either, we have history! Here’s the story: shortly before my fiancé, Leah, and I started dating,
Posted  on July 10, 2018
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Jillene’s Blog: Vegas Vacation

When I talk to people about traveling to Las Vegas, I’m finding that there are two types of people: those that don’t want anything to do with it, and those that love it and go back year after year. I, myself, am turning into the latter, although as of last
Posted  on June 25, 2018
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Jillene’s Blog: Pride Month

One of my social media profiles reads, “Loud, proud, born ‘n bred Midwesterner.” It won’t take you long as you scroll through pictures of my dog, pictures of my houseplants, snippets of my Madison adventures and life at Magic 98, and more pictures of my dog, to realize that the
Posted  on June 15, 2018
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Jillene’s Blog: Advice for Our Younger Selves

I know we can’t actually go back in time and talk to our younger selves, but we can have fun thinking about what we’d say to them if we could! And we did this week on the Magic 98 Facebook page: “If I could talk to the younger me, before
Posted  on June 6, 2018