Archives for August 2015

The Life Philosophy You Should Probably Adopt Today

I’ve been embracing what I call the “YOLO plan” a lot lately, and I’m pretty into it. The YOLO plan means that you take chances and try things even if you’re a little uncertain or nervous, because comfort zones are boring. I’m not a spontaneous person by nature. In fact, one of my favorite phrases […]

Have We Reverted Back to Our 10th Grade Dating Habits?

People who had boyfriends in high school are fascinating to me in the same way that people who can play sports are. I know that there are those who have had this experience or can do this task, but I’m not one of them. In high school I had tons of guy friends and crushes and little flings, but […]

How the Most Nerve-Wracking Thing I’ve Done in a While Made Me Better (And Then Gave Me Strep Throat)

I’m fortunate enough to have had a normal high school experience. I had a good group of friends. When I tried out for stuff, I got chosen enough to keep my self esteem high, but not so high that I was obnoxious. Normal boys liked me and really hot boys didn’t. It was exactly the way […]

My Four Go-To Strategies For Managing Anxiety

I come from a family that’s fairly prone to anxiety. My mom is often up all night worrying, and my grandma was the same way. We’re planners and overthinkers to the max. Anxiety is a weird thing in that it’s so common yet still fairly taboo. People with anxiety are often medicated and sent on their way or […]

The Number One Reason Why I Will Never Make Friends/Find a Date at the Gym

After a weekend of showing a friend around Charlotte and consuming nothing but barbecue, Not Your Father’s root beer, and vodka tonics, I decided it was time to stop eating like a frat president and maybe be a little bit healthy. Hi ho, hi ho, it was off to barre class I went. I threw […]