Archives for June 2013

How to Make An Impact on the World Even If You're Broke/Busy

Okay, so originally I was going to make a cute little vlog since I haven’t done one in a while, but then I got a migraine (story of my life). After that, all I could do was lie on the couch and make Chris bring me Special K with Red Berries, so the video will […]

How to Tell If You're Trying Too Hard

Whether you’re dealing with a crush, a potential job, a long-term boyfriend, or your best friend from high school, sometimes you just have to stop trying so hard. No, you shouldn’t give up completely, because relationships take effort and everything worth having takes work and whatnot. But seriously. Sometimes you need to just stop trying […]

It's Time to Start Thinking Outside the (Fashion) Box

This weekend I tagged along with my mom as she went to JCPenney so she could get some new bath towels. As we were walking through the store, I was really surprised to see that they had a huge selection of cute clothes. I had assumed that the store was a “mom” type of place, […]

On Cleaning Out Your Physical and Emotional Closet

A while back, I wrote this piece on emotional hoarding for USA Today College. It got a great response (thank you for that), which means that I’m not the only one who has a tendency to hold on to things/people/ideas for sentimental value, even when I’ve outgrown them. It’s hard to admit to yourself that you’re staying […]

Stop the Man-Boy Behavior: On Caring and Responsibility in Relationships

I’m a nurturing person by nature, and find myself going into “mom mode” quite frequently, especially with Chris. In some ways this is good. I want to make his life easier, and if I have the ability to do that then I should. But I also have to catch myself, because sometimes I take mom […]