An Analysis of Toxic Masculinity in Carmen Machado’s “The Husband Stitch” In one of my classes last fall, we learned a lot about toxic masculinity in fairytales. One story that we read was Carmen Machado’s “The Husband Stitch.” Toxic masculinity is a theme that we dissected in class—a theme that was all too familiar to […]
What I Really Learned in College For the past three years, I have been a full time student. I attended two universities that gave me two very different experiences. Since I’ve graduated as part of the class of 2019, I have decided to share 19 things that I learned in college. 1. Study abroad if […]
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What do you want to do with your next ten years?
At this point last year, my plan going forward looked something like this: May 2019: Graduate college. Continue writing full time with a few decent gigs that I had. June 2019: Write full time. Go to Hawaii for a graduation trip. July 2019-November 2019: Move to the Dominican Republic. Teach English classes. Oversee community development […]
LIFE UPDATE: I came back from NYC much sooner than expected.
Yes, it’s true! This Florida girl is trading the subtropics for the subway in one week!! Last summer, I got a crazy idea in my head. I wanted to move to NYC for a little while. I had dreamed of moving to Manhattan—specifically the Upper East Side—since I watched Gossip Girl years ago. I looked […]
Do you want to know how many business books that I’ve read and enjoyed? Not many. But there is one that I absolutely loved. Last year, one of the moms that I babysat for recommended a book that she said reminded her of me. When she handed me her copy of The Go-Giver to read, […]
Hitting a roadblock or plateau in your creative process is the worst, especially when you do it for a living. Even if you don’t monetize it, experiencing a creative block can be really, really frustrating. Today, we are going to explore some ways that could help you to be more creative any time you are […]
I never understood the value of my time until my schedule became almost unbearably busy. When life throws you 60-hour work weeks on top of school, side hustles and everything else that comes with life, you learn how to get organized fast. Even though planning and scheduling are absolutely necessary for being successful in all […]
It is New Years Eve Eve, and I’m bracing myself for the hundreds of “New Year, New Me” posts and all of the “I don’t need a new year to change myself because time is a social construct” posts. Like everything, the masses are quite torn about the New Year’s resolution deal. Honestly, I am […]
Many people have been preparing for Christmas for months, but the special day is almost here. At this point, you’re probably rushing to get last minute presents, baking another dozen of cookies or picking out something cute to wear for all of the family gatherings. I’m pretty much done with all of the Christmas prep. […]
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In recent months, I’ve recognized my constant rush to move onto whatever’s next. In high school, I wanted to be in college. And in college, I wanted to be anywhere but college. As soon as I graduated, I wanted to buy a house. I’ve had tremendous difficulty living in the moment and appreciating how spectacular […]