The Mistake That Cost Me $1,468.34—And My Sense of Self

Letting others define you comes at a cost. My final bill was $1,468.34. It’s the total I charged to my credit card as I bought back the domain name for a lifestyle blog I had killed off years ago at the “career advice” of a trusted college professor. I still remember her words vividly. I was in my senior year of college, sitting in her office with my resume and portfolio material spread out across her wooden desk.  “No one is going to take you

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Pour yourself a cup of coffee and take a seat! I’m Callie, the writer and over-caffeinated optimist behind Coffee and Cardigans. My blogging journey started back in 2012. Almost a decade later, Coffee and Cardigans came back to life as a place to document daily life—from quitting my day job and starting my own business, to turning 30 and navigating adulthood.

Away from the blog, I run Coffeehouse Communications, a boutique communications agency for purpose-driven brands. I’m also the obsessed dog mom of two tenacious corgi pups named Renney and Booker. I live with my amazing partner—known around here as B—in Oregon, where you can usually find me sipping my way through the region’s many coffee shops, breweries, and wineries.

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