10 Single Girl Activities for the Winter Months

Let’s be honest: it can suck to be single when the temperature drops and everyone seems to be pairing off to cuddle and do fun winter activities together. This is commonly referred to as “cuffing season.” In stark comparison to the carefree days of summer, the winter months make people just want to stay inside … Continue Reading

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30 Grey’s Anatomy Moments Everyone Can Relate To

Alright, I admit it. After 12 seasons (and half way through 13) I’m still a loyal Grey’s Anatomy fan. I’ve religiously watched this show for over half of my life. I still love it, and nothing will change my mind, no matter how many characters are killed off (though I’m definitely still upset about a … Continue Reading

5 Things People With Anxiety Need to Hear

I am no stranger to anxiety. I have had thoughts so crippling and debilitating that I would cry until I felt physically sick. I have had panic attacks so severe that I would have to pull over and wait ten minutes until I could resume normal breathing and for the color to return to my … Continue Reading

The Honest Truth About High School

My younger cousin just began her journey into high school– the shortest and longest four years of conflicted adolescent development — and it’s caused me to reflect about the realities I have learned since leaving high school, college and every other varying stage of my life. To start, it wasn’t until years after graduation that … Continue Reading

The Ultimate College Packing List

Today I’m sharing my ultimate college packing list as I go into my sophomore year of college! There are so many posts about how much you desperately need to bring all these crazy things. Because college living spaces are notoriously undersized, over-packing can be a big issue. When it comes to actually packing what you … Continue Reading

Laughing and Learning Through Life’s Many Changes

This article is a part of the #ShareWhatMatters campaign, a movement dedicated to sharing positivity, gratitude, activism and the stories that really matter.  Growing up with a father who worked in the oil industry, I moved a lot. By a lot I mean almost every year of my life. Adjusting over and over was incredibly … Continue Reading

8 Ways My Life Changed When I Became a Vegetarian

When I was about 13 years old I stumbled upon an animal rights video on Facebook. The graphic video made me cry for an hour. I had never put much thought into exactly what was on my plate or how it got there. I knew my favorite food was hot wings and that was about … Continue Reading

10 Things You Should Understand Before Marrying Young

I may or may not be an expert in the area of getting hitched young. Not only did I marry my high school sweetheart, I married him while I was still IN high school. Now I know what you’re thinking– “Did she just say that?” “Is that even legal?” “Her parents let her do that?” … Continue Reading

10 Honest Realities of Being Engaged

Before getting engaged, I often dreamed about what it would be like. I assumed it involved lots of ring selfies, champagne to celebrate at any given moment and nothing but total bliss and happiness. The way engagements and engaged life is portrayed in the media, who could blame me? I dreamed that my fiancé and … Continue Reading

Credit Card Debt: The Voldemort to Financial Security

My two best friends pulled out their shiny, brand-new credit cards. “They’re so pretty. I love the silver overlay.” They gushed. I nodded my head in agreement. That card was like the tattooed bad-boy at the bar I knew would be bad for me. I wanted him. I went home the next day and immediately … Continue Reading