Tag Archives: college

On Being a Twentysomething

Ooh boy. This is one of those posts I knew I’d get to at some point but never really imagined it being here. The weird thing is that I knew exactly when it should be written. Today. I needed it out today because as of today, I am no longer in my twenties. In years past, I’ve tried to sum up only the previous year and what it meant to me. But this occasion is so momentous and it’s more than a year. It’s a decade. It’s Continue reading →

I can’t believe I forgot to talk about Student Loans

I’ve been talking about my student loans for years. It seems like it’s been a very slow process of whittling away at them to the point where they’re manageable. And what I consider slow is probably blazing fast for the average person. I mean, I rarely paid the minimum due each month and there would be months where I would dump a thousand or two into paying back my student loans. Each year I said to myself, “This is the year I pay off my Continue reading →

How to Make Friends

I don’t know if I’ve talked about this on here before–I know I’ve talked about it with a handful of different people–but, how do you make friends? Like, I legitimately want to know.  As far as I can remember, I’ve made friends when I’m in places where other people are trying to make friends en-masse. Like the first day of kindergarten, middle school, high school. The first week of college. Peace Corps. I cannot think of any friends I’ve made outside of these places, none Continue reading →

SO to a Friend of Mine Who…

I just want to give a shout out to one of my friends, Zoe, from college. She recently accepted an invitation to be a Peace Corps Volunteer in the African country of Lesotho. Welcome to the family of crazies, Zoe. She leaves in October and won’t be home until January 2015 at the earliest.

I’ll never go it alone

I feel like I’m going to be a freshman in college again. The summer after senior year of high school everyone started to get on Facebook. I used it mostly to unsuccessfully track down my future roommate. Other people started groups for the incoming class, for dorms and for individual floors of those dorms. We’d use the group wall to talk about what we’re bringing, our majors, our fears, and whatever. We’d find people that sounded interesting online and then we’d friend-request them. We were Continue reading →