Archives for May 2015

How to Go to a Networking Event Alone and Nail It

I admit that I’m kinda definitely a control freak. I like to know what the plan is, who’s going, what to expect, etc. “Just winging it” isn’t really in my vocabulary. Life would be a lot less stressful if this wasn’t the case, but it’s part of my personality and I’m learning to embrace it. […]

This Gift Idea > A Generic Giftcard

I firmly believe in requesting your own birthday gift. Is it in poor taste? Possibly. But I know I’d much rather ask for something I’ve had my eye on for a while rather than having my parents running around trying to find something that feels like “me.” My mom is the same way. She’ll always […]

If The Idea of “Ch-Ch-Changes” Makes You Ill, You’ll Relate to This

I’m admittedly bad at change. It takes me a while to adjust and process things. In life, change happens frequently, and periodically there are moments when I find myself completely and utterly overwhelmed as a result. This happened the week before graduating college, for example, or the day before I moved to Charlotte. I’m not a “go with […]

The Biggest Adjustment When You’re Single

A friend of mine recently broke up with her boyfriend after three years together. She was wondering about my advice for getting situated in her new single life. After thinking about it for a little while, I realized that the thing that took me the longest to get used to when I first became single […]

You Have to Make Seven-Year-Old You Proud

My mom has been begging me to clean out boxes of memorabilia from school lately, so I spent last night sorting through old yearbooks, “Cutest Pumpkin” contest winner certificates, postcards, and other stuff. But among all of the assorted items I cleared out (including a few dead bugs that were slightly fossilized), I found a bunch of […]