Dream Jobs Aren’t For Everyone

Yeah. Maybe they aren't. And maybe there's not a dream job for me. Before I start to sound too let's-all-feel-sorry-for-Teri-because-she's-giving-up-her-dreams-to-become-extremely-bitter-and-cynical, let's step back for a moment and let me explain. I wouldn't call it an epiphany exactly, a.k.a. this new outlook that I have. Maybe it will all go away in a few days and I'll … Continue reading Dream Jobs Aren’t For Everyone

Interviews Make Me Uncomfortable, but I Guess It’s Good to be Self-Aware

Graduating from college and becoming an “adult” is really just one big lesson in self-awareness. This week I interviewed for a job (spoiler alert: this is something I am very bad at), and in my conversation with the interviewer he brought up something that I’ve been hearing a lot lately. It was in response to … Continue reading Interviews Make Me Uncomfortable, but I Guess It’s Good to be Self-Aware

“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

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

My Job Is Not My Identity: A Necessary Self-Reminder

This is not about giving up on finding a job that is fulfilling and worthy of my time. This is for all the other in-betweeners who don’t quite know what the next step is. If we start associating ourselves with our jobs too much right now, we’ll lose ourselves. And that’s the last thing we need.

For the Graduates: 5 Things You Can Do When Everyone Else is Going Back to School

I want another first day of school. I was always one of those freaks who LOVED the first day of school. During the last weeks of summer, I loved shopping for supplies - most of all picking out pens. I loved handwriting and taking an insane amount of notes. I loved feeling my hand get … Continue reading For the Graduates: 5 Things You Can Do When Everyone Else is Going Back to School

How to Be a Horrible Customer

During this interim of figuring out what I want to do with my life, I am working as a host at a restaurant and also as an up-and-coming barista at a coffee shop. After only a few weeks on the job(s), I am already an expert on how to be the worst customer ever. Follow … Continue reading How to Be a Horrible Customer