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Women's Retreat and I Don't Think You've Listened to Meghan Trainor's Album Enough

Once a year, the women of my church go to Wisconsin for a retreat. It is calming. It is contemplative. It is delightful. I somehow made a thing out of bringing Cheez-Its every year.

This is literally the only time I eat them.

It's the only time of year I put my phone in airplane mode for anything longer than the duration of a flight. I usually have some kind of objective or something I'm trying to puzzle through. Retreats are the greatest, and if I'm ever in a position where I can't go on this one anymore, I am going to ensure I can go on another somewhere. ONCE A YEAR. Important for mental health.

In other news, which is softened by the fact that I am writing this while half asleep, I BOUGHT MEGHAN TRAINOR TICKETS AND AM GOING TO SEE HER LIVE AND AHHHHHHHH.



Do I know lots of weird random facts about her? Do I have her first two, not-that-good albums that are no longer available on Spotify? Have I been receiving messages like this from my friends?:



Yes, yes, and ahahaha oh my, yes. I never go to concerts except like, Stevie Nicks. This will be the first "It's Currently Popular!" thing I'll ever have been to and I am SO excited because everyone else is going to be so excited, and Fangirl is my primary language and fangirls operate from a place of SHEER ENTHUSIASM.

Bless my friend Emily and her lovely boyfriend for going to this with me. I'm going to be so embarrassing.

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