A Man Told Me I Was Beautiful Yesterday and I Didn’t Know How to Respond

Regardless of how braggy this title might seem, that’s really not the point of all this. Yesterday at work, a guy was checking out at my counter. He had dark hair, glasses, and a nice smile. I didn’t notice these things until I was finished with his transaction and he paused to say, “In the … Continue reading A Man Told Me I Was Beautiful Yesterday and I Didn’t Know How to Respond

“Choosing Happiness” is a Myth

You might, at this moment, be thinking to yourself, “Gee, that’s an awfully pessimistic statement,” in regards to the above statement that I just made. I would like to counter anyone thinking, “Gee, that’s an awfully pessimistic statement,” by saying: a) No, not necessarily. And, b)Who even says “Gee” anymore? Inherently, “choosing happiness” isn’t always … Continue reading “Choosing Happiness” is a Myth

How to Maintain Long Distance Friendships

Being in your 20s often involves a whole lot of long-distance relationships. When I went to college out of state, all of the sudden I was away from my closest friends and was desperately trying to hold on to them. Frankly, some friendships lasted and some didn’t — it’s just how life goes. Then, once … Continue reading How to Maintain Long Distance Friendships

So You Want to Be a Writer

I think so . . . Maybe? Ugh I don’t know. In all my struggles of figuring out what I want to be when I grow up as a young adult-olescent who already is a grown-up (kind of), I have never been able to shake "Writer/Author" out of my head. It’s the dream that has … Continue reading So You Want to Be a Writer

4 Reasons Why Everyone Should Study Abroad

It has now been 3 years since I returned home from London after living, studying, and working there for 4 months. To this day, I consider it one of the most formative times in my life. It has become an almost daily practice of mine to check up on airfare to London, half out of … Continue reading 4 Reasons Why Everyone Should Study Abroad

January 2017 Book of the Month: THE CIRCLE by Dave Eggers

I haven’t done a book review in a while, but truthfully, it’s been a while since there was a book I truly connected with. Rather than try to write about every single book I read (as I was trying to do for a while there), I’ve decided to only share the best books I read … Continue reading January 2017 Book of the Month: THE CIRCLE by Dave Eggers