It has officially been four months since I graduated with my Master's, popped out a baby, and basically resigned myself to SAHM status. It's taken these four months for me to get over my shell shock of how last year turned out--and to begin a long road of acceptance that life plans, well, are just … Continue reading Today, I wasn’t ID’d for Wine at the Grocery Store and other ramblings
It’s my junior year of college and I’m beginning to panic. What the heck will I do after I graduate? With student loans piling up, and the real world breathing down my neck, I realize that I need some sort of action plan. Not all undergraduate programs require an internship experience, but to understand life … Continue reading The magic of an internship, and how one jump-started my career
Student loans suck. The end. And oh, how I could go on whining about them and how I think our education system fails us here in America, but I will save that banter, and cut to the mistakes I made. I hope these tips help someone out there (and saves them some mula). 1)Not … Continue reading Mistakes I made with my undergrad loans and the myths I’m glad I didn’t believe
Yesterday, my mom and I somehow got on the subject of my education. She mentioned that the only regret she had about me attending a magnet school from sixth grade up to my senior year, where music was such a large percentage of my learning, was that perhaps I was too devoted to music. She … Continue reading How music made me a better person.
The other day I snapped a photo of the inside of my fridge and sent it to a friend with the tag line "story of my life." The fridge shelf was lined with bottles of Yuengling (our go-to choice for beer). Sitting in the middle of these was a bottle of a different nature, a … Continue reading Poop, screams, and the art of finding humor in the messiest of situations.
We have survived seven weeks with a newborn! I feel that a bit of a celebration (and a walk down nostalgic, sleep-deprived, new parent lane) is in order. So, in honor of successfully keeping our grunting, chubby little cherub alive, I suppose I'll share what becoming a mom has revealed to me. After the initial … Continue reading Reporting from the Trenches: Discoveries from New Parenthood
Recycle, re-use, thrifting, apparently it is all the rage. In fact, some rapper made a song about. The other day, some girls at work were bubbling with excitement: "OMG I just got back from the thrift store and scored a LOAD of mom jeans--I'm turning them into those cute high-waisted shorts that I keep seeing … Continue reading Who needs a thrift store?
Recently, Daniel (my fiance) and I moved into my great-grandparents’ old home. I met this move with a mix of emotions—this was the house my papaw grew up in, the house my mom always ate breakfast in before catching the bus to school, the house where there was always a dish of candies and peanut … Continue reading Thrifting Frugality-The necessity that’s caught onto a fad
After a long and degrading weekend of working at my part-time job at the local seafood restaurant I was fed up. I sat down at my desk, candle lit, and a large mug of coffee in hand determined and hopeful. "Today, I will find something better." I began with my university's job postings. Then, disappointed … Continue reading The Doom of a Humanities Major