Since Returning Home

I arrived back home for winter break on Saturday night. Since then, a lot has happened. Simultaneously nothing has happened. That’s just how home is. The following are thoughts and conversations I’ve had since returning home: “How many people we know will we see at the mall?” “Five.” “What is that?” “Turmeric milk.” “This is the…

How To Travel Like A Pro

Millions of people travel by plane during the December holidays. If you’re one of them, you know it can be stressful and overwhelming. Planning transportation in advance can reduce anxiety about keeping your perfect itinerary. Any easy option is renting a car at the airport using a rideshare rental service (which can often be cheaper than a…

Secret Santa Reveal

My Blogging Secret Santa absolutely hit the nail on the head.  I got the email from my college’s mail service that I had a package, and I went to pick it up. It contained Paper Towns by John Green. John Green was a large fixture in my younger adolescence. He was a huge role model for…

How To Decorate the Christmas Tree

I don’t like Christmas.  I don’t exactly dislike Christmas, but I definitely don’t like it either. For some, that seems like blasphemy, but for the past few years I’ve found it increasingly difficult to get in the “Christmas spirit.” I honestly wouldn’t feel any sense of loss if I quit celebrating the holiday entirely. I’m just not emotionally attached…

How To: Live Tweet the Holidays

Live tweeting is a bizarre thing, when you think about it. Why spend your whole time at an event or during an episode of your favorite show tweeting about it? Seems like it would only detract from the experience. But sometimes it truly adds to the experience. It gives you a way to compile and…