What The End of College Really Feels Like

So, it's 2017, and I haven't blogged in quite some time. I wish I could say it's because I've been too busy, but really it's been more about my brain exploding over and over again. I'm two months away from holding my Bachelors diploma. People keep asking me if I'm excited, If I'm ready, If I'm... NOPE. I am nineteen, treading water in the adult deep end. Eventually, my legs will give out, and eventually, I will drown in debt, insecurities, responsibilities, and empty bank accounts. My adult…


Why Taking A Career Break Is Not the End of the World

Some weeks, it’s easy to find exactly what I want to write about. Others, I find myself staring at the blank screen, praying that something will come to me by 11 a.m. This week, I’ve done a lot of staring, but there’s something there – just beyond my mind’s reach – that I want to write about. I’ve done so much in the last couple of weeks. I went to Mellow Mushroom as a mouse, watched a 21-year-old guy dressed as a 14-year-old girl try and grind up on my…


How "Moving Forward" Sometimes Means "Stop"

Growing up, I became accustomed to change. My family moved around a lot, and by a lot, I mean I moved almost every single year since I was eight or nine. We weren't a military family. In fact, we would sometimes rent a new house just down the street from our old one. It was more about resources, and how they were more plentiful in one house than another. However, after so long of playing hot-potato-house, I can no longer stay put for too long. In July of 2015, I started college in Orlando to…


Why I Trashed The Original Post

The truth is, I had a post planned for today. I really did. It was written out about love and loss and deception, and it was deeply personal. I thought it was a good way to tell you that you only live once, don't let life hang over your head like a cannonball. Turns out, I just don't want to share it. It could be because I wrote it after a break-up. So, it was full of everlasting angst, as breaking-up protocol goes. It also could be because I don't want to focus on the negativity of the whole…