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…

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…

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…

Heartbreak: The Good, The Bad, & The Psychotic

I once read that the average person falls in love 4 times in their life, but a girl never forgets her first heartbreak. I for one still have a slight visceral reaction to my first heartbreak, even though it happened more than 8 years ago. The details are a bit fuzzy, but I remember being…

I Want To Play Survivor… Does That Make Me Insane?

If willingly signing up to live on a remote island for 39 days with no food or shelter, performing physically demanding challenges with the energy provided by white rice and the meat of a coconut, all while playing a mentally exhausting strategic and social game defines insanity, then I am insane. I have really thought…