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Dating and Trying Not to Get Caught Up in the Politics of It All

February 1, 2013


A lot of things change when you start dating. Basically every relationship you have is affected in one way or another. Your schedule changes. Your emotions change. Everything feels like it’s on fire. The truth is, the trickiest thing I have discovered since dating is staying true to myself. Trying to please every other person […]

Being in Your Twenties Sucks — Confessions of a Frustrated and Confused 24-Year-Old

June 25, 2012


When you’re in middle school, you’re informed that high school is a “rough place,” but that it’s fun. You start off at the bottom of the food chain again, but by your senior year, you’ll probably have had your first boyfriend, your first kiss, your college picked out, and the assurance of what you’re meant […]

Not Meant to Be

April 3, 2012


Many people talk about break-ups with significant others, but rarely do people mention friendship break-ups. I’m feeling especially inspired given that within the course of the year’s first three months, I’ve had a few friendships either break-up, come together, or slowly pull apart at the seam. All very different situations, all very different people. All […]

In Defense of the Friends Who Always Get Left Behind

December 17, 2011


There’s a lot of preconceived notions attached to that phrase: the friends who “always get left behind.” What does that mean exactly? What is the context of that phrase? Or is it so obvious, that it needs no explanation? There is a certain group of people out there who will understand this statement better than the rest. […]


October 13, 2011


In the movie Dan in Real Life, the final line the narrator (Steve Carell) delivered is to an audience of readers assumed-to-be parents, for his first article in his newly-syndicated column. He tells them, “Instead of telling our young people to plan ahead, we should tell them to plan to be surprised.” That quote might […]

Originality Died . . . a Long Time Ago

September 16, 2011


Something has hit me recently: I’ve been reading a LOT of really interesting posts on Freshly Pressed as of late. I think most of my inspiration to write on certain topics has spurred from reading someone else’s thoughts. I can’t help but appreciate learning so many new things, or reading someone else’s perspective, or being […]