How I’ve Come to Terms With My Recent Existential Quarter Life Crisis

"Not until we are lost do we begin to find ourselves." - Henry David Thoreau For the past week, I've been ruminating on a lot of thoughts about my life and the direction it is going in. After fifteen sessions of intense crying, four anxiety attacks, twenty-three sleepless nights, three Sundays of looming dread settling … Continue reading How I’ve Come to Terms With My Recent Existential Quarter Life Crisis

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Why Valentine’s Day Sparks More Stress Than Love Today

Valentine's Day has always been commercialized as a day for couples. Whether they stay together or not, couples have this day to celebrate their love for each other with flowers, candy hearts, cute stuffed animals, and fancy dinners. Sure, people can protest all they want about how Valentine's Day should be a day for all … Continue reading Why Valentine’s Day Sparks More Stress Than Love Today

How Social Media is an Architect of Identity Crisis

Selfies. Likes. Stories. Ghosting. Haunting. Orbiting. All of these terms are a result of the very digitalized world we now live in. A world where you can buy "likes" to enhance your popularity status. A world where following strangers is deemed more critical as opposed to standing up for a worthy cause. A world where … Continue reading How Social Media is an Architect of Identity Crisis

How Traveling in Your 20’s Can Make You a Better Person

I'll admit it. Before this summer, I was a regional hermit. I was your average New England girl that loved the woods. I was the girl that looked like she belonged in a Subaru commercial with my dog in the backseat, tongue out and everything. I liked the idea of adventure. I was just a … Continue reading How Traveling in Your 20’s Can Make You a Better Person

Why Writing a Novel Can Feel Like Running a Marathon

I've always been writing stories. When I was seven, I wrote a book called The Squirrel and the Greedy Ravens (I even made the cover and everything). It was a children's book about a plethora of greedy ravens that took all of the food from the forest goers each night. It wasn't until a clever … Continue reading Why Writing a Novel Can Feel Like Running a Marathon

How Talking to Strangers Can Be a Good Thing

I know what you're thinking. Are you crazy? Didn't your parents ever teach you not to talk to strangers?¬†Yes, but as an eight year old girl I didn't internalize the warning as something that might actually save my life one day, and I'll never forget the day that changed my inexperienced and trusting approach toward … Continue reading How Talking to Strangers Can Be a Good Thing