The Millennial Resume: Taylor Gets a 9 to 5

As a little girl, I dreamed of one day becoming a doctor… Then I learned that reality is a dream crusher and the thought of spending decades in school was no longer so appealing. After this short-lived dream dissolved, I didn’t have any specific career goals other than the fact that I knew I wanted a…

The Millennial Resume: A Generation of Job Hoppers

When you go to Google and search for ‘List of Millennial Characteristics’, a seemingly endless number of articles pops up, all of which claiming to describe exactly what a typical millennial acts like. As ludicrous as it seems to generalize the traits of a group of nearly 76 million individuals, there is no doubt that…

The World Is Big, But That Doesn’t Mean You Are Small

With 7.3 billion people on planet Earth it’s hard to feel significant. Wrap your head around this: you are literally .0000000001369% of the population… To some of you, this number might empower you. You are as close to a nothing on this planet as possible, but wow you could really do something amazing, and how…

How To Change Your Life: Tips For Getting The Courage To Move Away From Home

Changing your life is both simple and incredibly complicated. It can be a simple decision to make in theory, but a very complicated action to follow through with, especially if you have never moved away before! Whether you have a detailed plan of attack, absolutely no plan at all, or just have an idea of…

One Year From Today: July 4th, 2018

One year from today on July 4th, 2018: I will not be watching Harry Potter, I will be watching fireworks with loved ones. I will not be living at home, I will be far far away (wherever my Prius takes me). I will not be unemployed, I will be happily employed and financially sound. I will…

Being Practical Is Overrated, Let’s Be Dreamers

Jack Kerouac once said, “All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together.” I am a dreamer, an optimist, an idealist, a stargazer to the MAX, and I (naively) expect everyone around me to also be dreamers, although not always to the same degree. My family laughs at my crazy thoughts and ideas, and…

The Government Made Me Hate The Environment

As an Undergrad, I chose the vague major of ‘Environmental Science’. People would ask me why and I could never rationalize my choice. I wasn’t particularly good at math or science and honestly, I didn’t care to learn about statistics on climate change or the doom and gloom of our future. I simply had an instinctual…

Statement Earrings Are Back & My Ears Are Happy

Statement earrings have made a firm comeback and my 15-year-old self is jumping for joy! Throughout the years, earrings have gone through quite the evolution: from the early 2000s filled with gaudy, saucer-like earrings, to when minimalism was all the rage with dainty gold bars and simple studs, to ear cuffs, and now back to…

My Identity Crisis: I Feel Like A Middle Part Kind Of Girl

When I turned 23 I found myself in the midst of a full-blown identity crisis. I had just moved to a new city where my tomboy Vans and self-deprecating humor were not welcomed. In a desperate attempt to assimilate I chopped my hair off, tried to dress more “business-casual appropriate”, and researched topics that my…

The Denim Dilemma: Finding The Perfect Pair of Jeans

Finding a new pair of jeans has been the bane of my existence for as long as I can remember. Thanks to my 5’2″ (5’3″ on a good day) frame and what I like to call my ‘athletic’ thighs, jeans never fit. This denim dilemma began when I was a tiny 7th grader attempting to pull up…