How was your first day? Make any new friends?

I’ve officially worked 40 hours at my new job. A full week with two days at one location and three days at the other. I’m loving my new role, even with the ambiguity… Continue reading

International Women’s Day

Yesterday was International Women’s Day. Being the ambitious young woman that I am, you might have supposed that I’d have joined with the UN in some way with its message that we should… Continue reading

Family and Farm Fresh Ice Cream

The most exciting news for me today is that after several months of being drastically underemployed, I finally got a job offer that speaks to my passions, strengths, and abilities. I can’t believe… Continue reading

Why I Blog and Why Blogging Awards Embarrass Me

Back in 2006 & 2007 I wrote blog-like entries on MySpace and Facebook. In 2007-2008, I made a pact with several college friends and we simultaneously started BlogSpot accounts, and in 2010 I… Continue reading

I Am Not A Kid. Please Stop Treating Me Like One

If you look at a picture of me, or see me walking my dogs around the neighborhood, you will probably incorrectly guess my age. If you are most people, you will guess that… Continue reading

Channeling College, If Only for a Day

Today was amazing. I got to pretend like I was in college again, and that pretend world felt so good. A couple of months ago I knocked on a door down my street… Continue reading

A New Hierarchy of Needs

Everyone hears about Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in college. It’s all over Education classes, and I’m pretty sure that Psych classes make sure to cover it as well. The entire premise revolves around the idea… Continue reading

Experience the Bittersweet

Bittersweet. It’s a word that seems so appropriate for this season of life. It’s sweet for all of the relationships I have and the time to cultivate them. For the ability to take… Continue reading

Love on Single’s Awareness Day

In the past few months since returning home, I’ve fallen in love with my city in a way I never thought possible. I left several years ago and swore I was never coming… Continue reading

Pointed Advice from an Unexpected Source

One of the really fun things about getting to write for the newspaper is always having an excuse to attend meetings, seminars, and events about good things happening in the community. Often they’re… Continue reading