Dear Unhappy Twenty-Somethings: What Are You Waiting For?

Disclaimer: This article may be a little crass. The intention is not to be offensive or demonstrate a lack of empathy, because everyone has a different situation. The purpose is to show a little tough love, from one peer to another, about the potential we all are capable of reaching if we start fighting for … Continue Reading

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How I Decided to Ditch the Scale and Celebrate Self-Confidence Instead

With New Year’s resolutions rampant in everyone’s minds, many of us are worried about the number that we see when we step on the scale. After holiday indulging and being away from our normal routines, we have the tendency to feel like we need to fix ourselves. For many years I’ve looked to the number … Continue Reading

8 Truths You Need to Accept in Your Early Twenties

Our early twenties are a roller-coaster of emotions, laughter, tears, on-and-off again relationships, friends both lost and found, and crazy deadlines. However, in this exciting and frustrating time we can learn one important thing: We’re exactly where we are supposed to be.   1. You are loved beyond measure. Even at your loneliest time, you need … Continue Reading

5 Successful People Who Struggled in Their Twenties Too

“Mark Cuban was eating ketchup and mustard sandwiches.” “What?” I said sniffing and wiping my eyes from a long day, staring in disillusionment at the abstract statements that frequently come out of my boyfriend’s mouth. “He was!” He said reassuringly, putting his arm around me and going into an explanation. “I read that when Mark … 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

It’s OK Not to Know Exactly What You Want to Do In Life

From the mere age of twelve, I thought I knew what I was going to be when I grew up. I had always wanted to be a doctor – a cardiothoracic surgeon to be exact. My favorite television shows were Trauma, Life in the ER, Grey’s Anatomy (still is one of my favorites today) and … Continue Reading

Not Everyone is Going to Like You, and That’s OK

I sit here writing with a face full of make-up that I’m trying desperately not to stain with tears.  “Suck it up,” I say to myself.  “Please try not to let it bother you,” my loving mother encouraged to me on the phone, just twenty short minutes ago.  “People are just so mean,” she said. … Continue Reading

10 Things I Learned My First Semester of College

1. There are a lot of fun free things to do with friends. You really don’t have to spend money to have a good time. My school is constantly having free events. We even have a student organization that plans these events two or three times a week! They show recent movies and provide drinks … Continue Reading

11 Decisions That Will Change a Girl’s Life

The word decision can often be misinterpreted. A decision is not a single entity, but rather a series of building blocks consisting of actions and considerations. Every single day we make decisions of all sizes. We decide on perceptions of others, and of life and purpose. We also decide what makes us laugh, what inspires … Continue Reading

How does college change you?

There is no easy answer to this question because it varies so dramatically based upon the person. College changes a lot of things. It is typically the first experience you have in your young adult life where you are forced to completely step outside of your comfort zone. In my own life, those have been … Continue Reading