The Hardest Part About Growing Up

This has been on my mind a lot lately -- what's the most difficult thing you have encountered as an adult? To put it simply, I would say it is not being anyone's first person anymore. I get the term "first person" from Rosianna Halse Rojas' video, in which she talks about how communication changes … Continue reading The Hardest Part About Growing Up

I can’t come up with a clever name for this Iceland travel blog. (Part One).

[I already know this post is going to MONSTROUS, so it's coming at you in parts. It is also very late. But here's part one.] Welcome, family and friends who are reading this as well random strangers who just happened to stumble upon this blog. For those of you who don't know, I spent a … Continue reading I can’t come up with a clever name for this Iceland travel blog. (Part One).

Musical theater references, writing again, and dreaming about Björk.

Sunday, August 20th I found out why I haven't seen the dog poop while I've been here -- it's because he shat in the spare bedroom in the basement while I wasn't watching -- twice. Monday, August 21st There was a TOTAL.ECLIPSE.OF.THE.SUN. (That's a Little Shop of Horrors reference for all of the non-theater nerds.) For us here … Continue reading Musical theater references, writing again, and dreaming about Björk.

Where are all the twenty-somethings?

I perhaps have a too much of a visibility complex. I want to be visible. I equate visibility with success. I'm not the only one either. In fact, older generations like to call mine the "me" generation, and they mean to be condescending. They think it is a proclivity to look in the mirror to … Continue reading Where are all the twenty-somethings?

Random Thoughts That Seem to Be Constantly on My Mind Like 24/7 These Days and I Hate It

1. I really hate it when my friends don't respond and I also hate to admit how much I hate it because I am virtually unreachable myself. It's happened twice now this week that I texted some friends and received no response. Not even a wimpy day-later text saying "sorry I was busy." And I … Continue reading Random Thoughts That Seem to Be Constantly on My Mind Like 24/7 These Days and I Hate It

My Ukulele and Turning 24

Today I’ve been playing my ukulele and it got me thinking. Almost three years ago (my birthday is tomorrow) on my 21st birthday, at the end of a long day, as I was walking in to what I knew would be a long rehearsal, my friends greeted me at the door with cake and music … Continue reading My Ukulele and Turning 24

“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

Important Ways to Take Care of Yourself After Graduating from College

I’ve been graduated for quite a while now, but one thing I haven’t quite gotten the hang of yet — taking care of myself. Before graduating, I don’t think I ever truly realized how much the structure of school meant to me. Without it, I’ve been lost. Every single day holds uncertainty. I’m staring into … Continue reading Important Ways to Take Care of Yourself After Graduating from College

Why Being Single in Your 20s is Actually Great

I was going to title this “Why Being Single in Your 20s is Not the End of the Goddamn World,” but that perhaps seemed a little too dramatic and perhaps like I’m attacking everyone who wants to get married right out of college. For the record, I'm not. But here's the deal: I have some … Continue reading Why Being Single in Your 20s is Actually Great