To the 22-Year-Olds in Front of Me at the John Mayer Concert

This summer, I saw John Mayer in concert. As his songs brought me back to the good ole days of high school angst, I couldn’t take my eyes off of two girls in front of me. They were beer buying age, but not much older. Let’s call them 22. Before the show had even started, […]

How to Get Out of Your Own Head for Five Seconds

My partner in crime/podcasting (shameless plug, have you checked ours out yet?) Ali jokes about my tendency to assume the worst will happen. If we’re trying a new restaurant before we have to go to an event, I’m sure we’ll get food poisoning and will be puking through the whole thing. As we were setting […]

Don’t Treat The Election Like a Football Loss (But Here’s How to Bounce Back)

The other weekend my dad and I traveled to Clemson, where I watched my Syracuse Orange get pulverized 54-0. I left the stadium aggravated, but a few vodka sodas later and all was forgotten. After all, it was a football game and in the grand scheme of things the results didn’t have an impact on my […]

The Fundamental Relationship Mistake I’ll Never Make Again

From elementary school on you’re taught about the importance of determination. In fact in 4th grade our mascot was Eager Beaver (true story) and he taught us all about the word “persistence” which impressed the hell out of my parents when I rolled that one out at the dinner table. I’m all about being persistent, especially as […]

The One Thing You Should Do No Matter What City You Live In

I’ve written a lot about the importance of networking events. When I was living in Syracuse, I would allow myself to just hang on my couch and revel in the comfort of my apartment. No need to think of small talk topics or introduce myself to people I didn’t know. While this was the much […]