A Note on Failure.

It's hard to create something that no one reads/watches/sees/listens to. It's hard to put something out into the world in general, but even harder when there's no one there on the other side. It feels isolating. In my case, it makes me not want to write -- to not even do the thing that I … Continue reading A Note on Failure.

My Week: Books and music cushion the blow of customer service and existential crises.

This is a new kind of post (mostly for my own benefit). I usually don't journal about what I do day-to-day. I'm more of a write what you're feeling kind of person (gross, I know). So usually I forget what I've actually done. Maybe writing it all down will make me feel like I've done more … Continue reading My Week: Books and music cushion the blow of customer service and existential crises.

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

Procrastination

I learned to procrastinate in high school. That was when I was finally involved in enough extracurriculars to actually consider myself "busy," to be tired enough at the end of the day to say, "No, I'm not going to start working on that essay tonight. I have 3 more days to get it done." The … Continue reading Procrastination

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

Don’t Be an Asshole this Holiday Season: A Letter from Your Cashier

Dear Customer, My name is Teri and I work in retail. It’s not a job that I particularly like nor a job that I am super concerned about doing well at, because frankly, I’m hoping I don’t have to be working in this job for much longer. This is a busy and overwhelming time for both … Continue reading Don’t Be an Asshole this Holiday Season: A Letter from Your Cashier

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

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

My Current Travel Bucket List

This was indeed a dangerous post to write because now I want to go to every single one of these places right this very minute. But, alas, I don't have the means. It's a sad, sad story - one I have told too many times before. So this one goes into the "long-term goals" category. … Continue reading My Current Travel Bucket List