Why I Decided to Travel Full-Time After Graduation

It’s not uncommon for new college graduates to spend a few weeks traveling before jumping into the corporate 9-5 workday grind, but very few answer the question “so when are you going back home?” with a shrug. I often joke “when the money runs out” or say that I estimate “probably mid-January.” I decided to…

The End of Spring Semester

This morning I woke up, pushed aside my curtains and opened my window, and watched five straight hours of Netflix, only breaking for a breakfast of clam chowder and a lunch of banana pancakes. Yes, you read that right. Today's agenda: 1. Get out of bed 2. Take a shower 3. Put on clean PJs Summer…

18 Things I Learned at 18

Today is my 19th birthday. Every year I feel like I’ve been that age FOREVER and it’s weird to finally become another year older, since I constantly feel older than my birthdate indicates. But here I am. 19. It’s been a hard year. Let’s just say it was a lot easier to come up with…

On The #AtoZChallenge

Fun. Exhilarating. Challenging. Busy. Those are probably the four best words to describe the A-Z Challenge. In April I undertook the challenge of writing 26 posts, both alphabetical and themed around college. I completed the challenge, so obviously I’m qualified to give you unsolicited advice about how to do it too. Unsolicited Advice PREWRITE. You’ve…

Zenith

For the final day of the A-Z Challenge, I’m featuring another guest blogger. Welcome Minnat from Yours Truly, Minnat!  The dictionary has two different definitions for zenith: 1. the point on the celestial sphere vertically above a given position or observer 2. a highest point or state; culmination. I tend to focus on the latter definition. I…

Inspired, Insightful Individual

Today I’m featuring my first A-Z Challenge guest blogger. Welcome Amy from The Kaleidoscoper! I will graduate from college in one short month. As I reflect on the past five years, I realize that they easily represent the most difficult time of my life. My parents got divorced. I was diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder…

The Wall

Despite its holes, this fence is a wall between space developed by humans and space reserved for nature. It separates swampy marshlands from sidewalks at one of my favorite nearby parks. That park will never fail to remind me of the better times from high school: walking around its forest perimeter on dates, lazing around on…

To EDM or Not to EDM?

EDM started becoming really popular a few years ago, and now it seems like upbeat dance remixes are everywhere. I dismissed the genre immediately, but I made a deal with Catherine from Never Stationary: I would give EDM a chance if she did the same for one of my favorite things, and we’d both write our reactions.…

NaBloPoMo Roundup and Reflection

November was a serious blogging month for me. Thirty posts written for NaBloPoMo, twenty photoblogs for Photography 101, one interview for a podcast, and the one thousand total WP followers milestone (thank you thank you thank you!!). Here are some of the highlights from NaBloPoMo. Your favorites: If We Were Having Coffee (Drowning and Excitement Editions) Not Just Ramen Changing…

Photo101 Gallery and Reflection

Every day in November I posted both a written piece for NaBloPoMo and a photo for the WordPress Photography 101 course. Doing just one or the other would’ve been WAY less stressful, but why not go all out? Here are my takeaways from Photo101: I didn’t take a single new photo for the course. Mostly that was due to…