Up All Night— Am I Doing This Right?

I took this photo of myself at approximately 6:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. I had been begrudgingly awake for about an hour. As evidenced by my darker-than-normal dark circles, I had not gotten a lot of sleep. This isn’t news. I’m bad at sleeping. It’s just a fact. Some people can’t dance, others can’t cook; I…

Playing Tough —Am I Doing This Right?

It’s not a secret that I’m a hot mess. I share it online (soon-to-be) weekly. Although I thought I was pretty good at hiding all of my falling apartness from the people around me. Apparently not. I’m lucky to have lots of loving friends and family in my life. But not everyone gets the same…

New Year’s Resolutions—Am I Doing This Right?

‘Tis the season…for New Year’s resolutions. Generally, I’m not the resolution type. My method of self-improvement usually involves a little berating, followed by a rousing pep talk, both administered by me. But 2018 has been a doozy. I traveled to Thailand, was almost killed by my PR capstone, contentiously ended one of the most significant…

Home For the Holidays—Am I Doing This Right?

Being home for Thanksgiving was…weird. My mom officially converted my room into “guest accommodations.” I no longer have a social life in my own hometown. And I flew to Missouri from Vegas, so I had no car during the day. I guess I hadn’t realized that combo would throw me off. But it certainly did….

Gratitude List— Am I Doing This Right?

Below, is a list of things that make me realize my life is not that bad. It doesn’t include the big stuff like my health and my loving family. These are the little realizations that make me feel good about moving to Las Vegas: I’ve never had easier access to tacos. My parents can (and…

Occupation Exploration—Am I Doing This Right?

I shouldn’t be this excited. I just quit my cushy, boring, corporate job and I don’t have rich parents. It’s exciting. And terrifying. But mostly exciting. Forward Thinking I’ve spent a good chunk of my life thinking ahead and planning for the future. I decided in 9th grade that I was going to go into…

Post-Grad Depression—Am I Doing This Right?

This has been my main view for the past couple of weeks. It’s not a great one. My life outside of work has consisted of my couch, Netflix, my stepdog, Tony; and Boom Chicka Pop. Welcome to my slice of situational depression. I moved 1,400 miles away from both my hometown and my college stomping…

Eudaimonia—Am I Doing This Right?

Eudaimonia. It doesn’t look like a real word. But I’m pretty sure it is. The definition, according to my Googling, is, a little more complicated. The definition I prefer is from ethicist Ryan Huber; I’m not fancy enough to keep up with ethicists, but I do listen to the podcast Getting Curious with Jonathan Van…

Am I Doing This Right?

I’m going to be upfront with you: I like words. A lot. I also enjoy talking about myself. So it’s a struggle for me to keep this simple and to the point, but I shall do my best. If you really want to understand me, it might be helpful to know that I graduated college,…