Lesson Learned: College Friends vs. Work Friends

During freshman year,  I became very good friends with my roommates. We were such good friends, in fact, that we remained roommates throughout our undergraduate years. Our friendship blossomed because we were open to learning about one another, shared a similar sense of humor, a love of food and Law and Order: SVU, and many other…

Ladies: We Must Stop the Woman-On-Woman Bashing

It’s been established that being a woman isn’t easy, but what makes it even more difficult is when your fellow woman hurts you more than any man ever could. I think the most fertile soil for this occurrence is during the ever-awkward junior high school years. Those three years were the most vulnerable years for…

Journey Down Halloween-Costume Lane

With Halloween in the air, and all the possible costumes I can wear permeating my mind, I travel down memory lane to my past Halloween costume experiences. My earliest memory is of being in either daycare or pre-k and being completely disappointed in my mother’s costume choice for me—a clown. Do you ever think back…

Growing Pains

During periods wherein I find myself alone with perhaps a book or merely lying on my bed watching Food Network’s “Chopped,” I become incredibly introspective about my past choices, experiences, my family, and life. At times I can think so much that I find tears running down my face as emotions sit on my chest…

Dear Graduating Student

Dear Graduating Student, Ever feel as though you’re choking? I don’t mean literally, though I once choked myself just to know how it felt (I was a weird kid), but rather the inability to perform an act; more along the lines of a paralysis. This paralysis occurs mostly when there is a major event requiring…