Adulting: Or Rather, Grow Up Already

This whole being-graduated-from-college thing has turned out to be one big wake up call. This article on the Financial Diet has been an even bigger one - one that was less gradual and way more direct. So, this is my response to it, as a girl who’s been there. Chelsea Fagan writes about this strange … Continue reading Adulting: Or Rather, Grow Up Already

Why Starting a New Job Isn’t a Big Deal Anymore

I got a new job. But it's not a big deal. I’ve had a lot of different jobs over the years. I’ve worked in a craft/party supplies store, in a costume shop, as a painter (of walls, not portraits), in various theaters, as a barista, as a restaurant host, and now in retail. Starting this … Continue reading Why Starting a New Job Isn’t a Big Deal Anymore

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

Frustration Nation and Feeling Stuck

Recently I was having a conversation with a friend of mine - one who is also experiencing the throes of graduate life. The conversation led to how frustrated we both are because of an overwhelming feeling that we are stuck. I feel stuck at home. I don’t have enough money to live on my own … Continue reading Frustration Nation and Feeling Stuck

This Is A First

Thinking back to around the time I was graduating from college (it completely blows my mind to think that that was over a year ago), everyone, myself included, was posting about the “lasts.” Last final, last class, last trip to the bars with friends - the list goes on and on. It’s easy to slip … Continue reading This Is A First

Caught in the Middle(School) Again

It's been a while. So let's talk about middle school. There were a lot of things I wanted to say when I was in middle school that I never actually said. Now I need to say them because I think I have something called "perspective." If you couldn’t already tell, I did not have a … Continue reading Caught in the Middle(School) Again

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

“I’m too tired” And Other Excuses

I am really really tired. I don't want to be writing this. I want to be sleeping. But I am writing this because this blog is something I have committed to doing. I went for a long time with no job and a lot of time on my hands to having two jobs with no … Continue reading “I’m too tired” And Other Excuses

How to Survive Your New& Lousy Part-Time Position

You have a job now! You can pay your bills! You have a reason to leave your apartment! Now you just have to go -- and keep going for a really long time. This is not my first part-time job. Back in high school, I worked at a local arts/crafts/party/Halloween store (it was eclectic to … Continue reading How to Survive Your New& Lousy Part-Time Position