At least this year, we’re going into it knowing it’s going to be abnormal year. This time last year, we had the naivety of a soon-to-be college grad, seeing all of the opportunity in the world. We made plans that we’d soon have to cancel, set goals that we could no longer achieve – we…Read More
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WHY NOW IS THE TIME TO REINVENT YOURSELF
Never in our lifetime has there been a better time to re-invent yourself. The pandemic and economic recession present new challenges, but this is an important moment in history for anyone looking to make changes. Many are being forced into new situations, simply out of circumstance. While it may not seem like it, this could…Read More
WHAT MATTERS NOW?
In the midst of a pandemic, much of what we once deemed worthy of our time fades into the background. Dilemmas about not having enough time to get side projects done turn into a loss of motivation to continue those projects. My friends and I struggled to pick a destination for a long-awaited girls trip…Read More
HOW TO BE PATIENT IN SEASONS OF TRANSITION
I want it, and I want it right now. It sounds like something a little kid would say, right? But if you’re being honest with yourself, you probably experience this feeling more often than you would like to admit. Many of us see at least a loose vision for what we would like our lives…Read More
ARE YOU IN THE RIGHT JOB?
Money is a motivator. For many people, it is a large part of why we do what we do. If you’re making money doing what you are truly passionate about, remember you are the exception. And even then, sometimes a job just feels like well, a job. The thing is money is not the sole…Read More
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM MY NEW BLOG
Today, I am saying goodbye to my old blog. It’s a process that I started about a year ago when I moved my blog from Blogspot to WordPress. At that time, I decided that I would slowly phase out my blog’s name and theme, starting with the domain. Ever since then, I’ve spent a lot…Read More
DON’T BE AFRAID TO BE DIFFERENT
There is only one you. Remember, some things are cliches for a reason. If you ask any self-help guru out there, they will tell you will find happiness when you stop comparing yourself. Inspirational Instagrammers talk about “compare and despair.” This phenomenon was not born with the rise of social media. It was exacerbated, for…Read More
WHAT I WISH I KNEW BEFORE I GOT A CONCUSSION
“You have a concussion.” I asked the ER doctor to confirm what he just told me, “I’m sorry, did you say I have or don’t have a concussion?” “You have a concussion,” he repeated. Concussions were for football players, right? That wasn’t something just anyone could get, or so I thought. I especially didn’t understand how a falling piece of ice…Read More
WHY YOU NEED TO SLOW DOWN AND STOP BEING SO BUSY
“I’m so busy.” It’s one of the most frequently overused phrases. Newsflash: we’re all busy. Staying busy is “in” and taking it easy is “out.” We wear our hectic schedules around like a badge of honor. Oh, you think you’re busy? Listen to what I have to do. We list all of the tasks we…Read More
FACT OR FICTION: NOBODY LIKES YOU WHEN YOU’RE 23?
There’s nothing special about 23. The only claim to fame we get is the Blink-182 song that declares “Nobody likes you when you’re 23.” Is it true? I always thought 21 was the big birthday to look forward to. There were finally no more restrictions. I would be a “real adult” — whatever that means.…Read More