Archives for November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving, Y'all!

I know I’ve only lived in North Carolina for approximately seven weeks or so, but I keep finding myself thisclose to having a “y’all” slip. I mean let’s face it, y’all just sounds so much cuter than “you guyssss.” Anyway, today is Thanksgiving, and hopefully that means you guys/y’all are bracing yourselves to eat a […]

Ease the Family Awkwardness on Thanksgiving With This Trick

The other day my friend Dayna (see her site here) brought up a great point about spending time with family this Thanksgiving. When you’re thrown into a family function with people you probably don’t see very often, it’s easy to start to tune out and wait for it to be over. And maybe drink heavily. But […]

Sometimes It's Okay to Be Selfish

When I started as a freelance writer, I would take on any project that came my way, even if it paid next to nothing (or nothing at all). I was thrilled to have the experience and to get my name out there. But eventually I was working until midnight every night, and didn’t have much […]

How Is Your City Impacting Your Attitude?

I never thought it was possible for a city to have a certain attitude, so to speak, but after moving to Charlotte I’ve realized that it’s completely true. And your city’s attitude has a major impact on your own outlook on life, so it’s worth examining. For example, in Syracuse the attitude is generally “blah.” […]

Why Your Boyfriend and Your Best Friend Should Be Two Different People

How many times have you had a friend get into a relationship and then disappear? Probably at least a few. Girls and guys are equal offenders too.  Not only is this unhealthy for everyone involved, I think it seriously damages the shelf life of that relationship. You should be able to trust and confide in […]