Just before I had set off for University, everyone I spoke with seemed to idealize their personal college experience, outwardly acclaiming how they would do anything to turn back time for a mere day, simply for one more tailgate, senior party, or a night surrounded by best friends. Much to my surprise upon arriving to … Continue reading Friendship Inventories and the Unexpected Breakup
I recently listened to Rachel Hollis’ podcast titled, Why is it so hard to talk about money? The oddity of this topic is initially what had me intrigued to give it a listen. That is, money truly is a taboo and unwieldy topic to delve into, for a myriad of reasons. For starters, the economy … Continue reading Venmo and the Demise of Reciprocity
Upon reading the title of this piece, I’m inquisitive as to where most minds wander. Personally, upon contriving this name, Why I Don’t Say Happy Birthday, my thoughts immediately jumped to the daily appearance a red notification signaling Facebook birthdays, which celebrate the life of individuals with whom I haven’t spoken in years (or my … Continue reading Why I Don’t Say Happy Birthday: A Romantic’s Guide to Forgiving, Forgetting, and Letting Go
This mad world in which we exist is abounding with every type of human being imaginable. From the evilest of evils, to the most angelic of angels, I have encountered cheaters, stealers and liars, alongside real-life superheroes, individuals with the utmost integrity, and those with solid, pristine, golden hearts. With the abundance of dismal news … Continue reading The Art of Giving and Receiving: For a Brighter World
I was strolling alongside the Charles River on a beautiful summer evening, soaking in the warm air and cotton candy sky overhead, accompanied by a friend a few years my junior, who was visibly uneasy. Shortly after we began our walk, she professed that she was seeking advice. I remained calm and encouraging, but my … Continue reading That Girl
If you’re a planner like myself, I’m curious: Has your life gone exactly the way you’d expected it to ten years ago? If it has, can you please direct me to the next winning lottery ticket? As for the rest of us planners, I’d guess that our lives are nonetheless different from what we had … Continue reading Life, Timing, and What the Heck is the Rush?
America’s “impossible” mission to the moon successfully took place fifty years ago this week. The mission was a complete and utter triumph, living indelibly in the minds of all who witnessed it, namely because they United States had utterly outdone the Soviets’ infamous Sputnik launch. Despite other alarming Cold War events, like the construction of … Continue reading Hidden Figures: A Mission to the Moon and the Fight for Parity