Lessons Learned —Am I Doing This Right?

Hey, y’all; it’s been a minute. One of my goals for 2019 was to blog every single week. But I failed and that’s okay. I was having a few weeks that were ROUGH in terms of my mental health. So I cut my hair (obvs) and didn’t blog. I was in a rut and I…

The Year of WTF —Am I Doing This Right?

The job search has gotten me down. Like way down. Like I don’t know if I want to cry or throw up, down. Currently, I’m doing neither. I’m just trying to avoid my emotions and answer the one question I can’t get out of my mind: “what the fuck?” Luckily, I know a lot of…

I’m Sick —Am I Doing This Right?

Hi! I know I promised a blog post every week. But today I’ve been sick and gross and too congested to think clearly. But I thought I’d give you a teaser of what to expect next week: my favorite things about being a Vegas local. What do you think should be on my list? Let…

Hot Dogs (Yes, Hot Dogs) —Am I Doing This Right?

I often wonder how many miles I’ve clocked on highways. When I was a baby my dad lived 100 miles away, taking care of his cancer-ridden father. My mom and her sisters loved a good family road trip. I went to college just far enough way to be out of state, but not so far…

The Mom Method— Am I Doing This Right?

About this time last year, I was in my best friend’s car, rolling down the highway singing along to Fall Out Boy’s greatest hits. Earlier this week, I got to do the same thing. It felt… cozy. Can a big ass Chevy Impala even be cozy? I felt like the secure, confident collegiate version of…

Passion —Am I Doing This Right?

Passionate. I’ve generally regarded it as an empty adjective used for resumes. Nobody is truly “passionate” about Microsoft Excel. Nobody. Yet we are (hopefully) all passionate about something. In my humble opinion, I think we are taught in this capitalistic society of ours that the things we are passionate about, aren’t supposed to be the…

A Crappy Day —Am I Doing This Right?

I’ve read lots of inspirational Pinterest quotes that remind me that a few bad incidents do not make for a bad day. Bump that noise. Some events suck so bad they taint the whole day. That’s life. The unexpected blows are the worst. Can I rant a bout my crappy day for a quick sec?…

Self-Help Books —Am I Doing This Right?

By definition, I’m in the midst of my quarter-life crisis. It’s expected; It’s whatevs. But what I didn’t expect is the books. I have become a self-help book person. Not only do I read them, I take notes. My current favorites are adorned with neon sticky notes, highlighting the sections that might provide me the…

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…