How to Get Experience When You Have None

No one prepares you for what it is truly like to enter “the real world.” When you’re 18, your entire life has been planned out for you: Go to school, graduate college, get a job. That’s how it works, right? Increasingly, so many of us twenty-somethings graduate only to find out that the jobs promised us by our…

New Year, New Blog Post

2015 – This is the year I start paying back my student loans. They have been, sadly, in forbearance accruing interest while I put off paying them. While I know many people with more than I have, it feels like a crippling amount of debt to me. Needless to say, I will be paying them…

Fated to Pretend

“Yeah, it’s overwhelming. But what else can we do? Get jobs in offices and wake up for the morning commute.” —MGMT, Time to Pretend Today was the first time I truly listened to the lyrics of the song, and I was struck by how much I relate as a twenty-something. Time to Pretend is about…

Life Has Its Own Plans in Store for You… Trust It

“An oak tree is brought into creation by two forces at the same time. Obviously, there is the acorn from which it all begins, the seed which holds all the promise and potential, which grows into a tree. Everybody can see that. But only a few can recognize that there is anther force operating here as…

Not Selfish, Just Self-Empowered

What is it that makes someone an adult? Is there a defining moment in your life? I know it’s not age. Contrary to what I believed during my entire childhood and adolescence, it has nothing to do with having the freedom to do whatever the hell you want. I didn’t give it much thought during…

2013

As I spend the last day of 2013 reflecting on where I was last year when it began, I realize how much has changed. My thoughts are always about my shortcomings, what I need to—and haven’t—improved. But when I stop to really think about where I am at in my life, I realize I have…