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

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

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

A Day at the Pumpkin Patch

Seriously, how “Fall” can I get right now? To celebrate the beginning of my very favorite season, my friends and I decided to take a trip out to the pumpkin patch. This wasn’t just any pumpkin patch, though. This was the pumpkin patch I went to as a small child. Only now, it is not … Continue reading A Day at the Pumpkin Patch

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

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

A LITTLE LIFE, A Not-So-Little Book

***WARNING. SOME SPOILERS AHEAD.*** Right off the bat, I’m going to say that this book should come with a trigger warning. We’re talking dark stuff. So if you have problems with the subjects of child molestation, sexual abuse, physical abuse, or self-harm, by all means stay away from this book. To those still reading, I … Continue reading A LITTLE LIFE, A Not-So-Little Book

What It Was Like to See My Best Friend Get Married

On the same day my parents celebrated their 28-year anniversary, my best friend got married. In 28 years, my best friend and her husband will also celebrate their 28-year anniversary. I haven't even been on the planet that long, so it's a bit difficult to wrap my mind around. I've had the privilege of knowing … Continue reading What It Was Like to See My Best Friend Get Married