“Why are people so nice to you?”

The small things we do that create our first impressions…

Why Didn’t Anyone Teach Us How To Create Work-Life Balance?

It’s more than no work communication outside 9-5 and unlimited vacation time. I graduated in May 2019. Over the last couple weeks, I’ve had conversations with close friends about this post-grad life we’ve been living for about a year and a half. Most of these conversations have centered around the idea of the “dream job”Continue reading “Why Didn’t Anyone Teach Us How To Create Work-Life Balance?”


It was no surprise when Shawn Mendes’s fourth album dropped at midnight last Friday. The last time I saw this much press for something was… well, I really can’t think of a time I saw more press for anything. (Zane Lowe, Netflix, Netflix again, a bunch of other interviews, and a suddenly very active Instagram.)Continue reading “WONDER — SHAWN MENDES”

Small Business Love This Holiday Season!

So many of us are trying to support local businesses with our holiday shopping this year so I put together a few that I’ve come across for some ideas! Anecdote Candles: I came across this brand when I was in a beachy shop in Hawaii. I love the sayings on the labels and feel likeContinue reading “Small Business Love This Holiday Season!”

Story Time Series #1

I’m excited to announce the Story Time Series where I share stories of random things that happen to me. At this point, all stories are true and free of embellishment but who knows where we’ll end up! #1 I stepped off the A train onto the subway platform and headed toward the exit. It wasContinue reading “Story Time Series #1”

20 Things I’ve Learned In 2020

Obviously 2020 hasn’t turned out the way any of us expected. While it may have been the most turbulent while simultaneously the most stagnant feeling year of my life (everyone’s life?), I’d be remiss to say it wasn’t one full of lessons. Some of these aren’t necessarily learned but lessons reiterated this year.  I won’tContinue reading “20 Things I’ve Learned In 2020”

Harry Styles & Niall Horan: An Emotional Maturity Scale

After my freshman year of high school, my two cousins and I flew from Chicago to LA for a long weekend that just happened to be the same weekend One Direction’s debut tour passed through the City of Angels. This was the beginning of my interest in the group which has sustained until now — nearly 10Continue reading “Harry Styles & Niall Horan: An Emotional Maturity Scale”