Category: Lifestyle

Why I Got Married On Halloween: 1st Year Anniversary!

When I tell people that our anniversary date is on October 31, people kind of cock their heads at me and give me a strange look. “Why in the world would you want to do that?” they seem to ask. What they don’t realize…

Second Month In LA: Brutally Honest Thoughts

So it’s mid October. I’ve been working as an intern, getting paid 200 a month for doing work most graphic designers would get paid 200 a day for. I took this job because I believed in the company. It was exactly what I wanted…

Scary Stories In LA (No. 1): What’s It Really Like to Live In Los Angeles?

Noises In the Night We often sleep with our windows open to save money, and the noises of the city can actually be a nice white noise machine. Loud noises have become a familiar and almost comforting way for me to fall asleep. Except…

6 Amazing Hiking Spots in Los Angeles

If you’re anything like me, hiking would not be the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of LA. But there are actually some amazing spots that double as famous landmarks as well. If you’re into seeing some gorgeous mountains and…

10 Things That Will Surprise You About Los Angeles

What do you expect Los Angeles to be like? Seeing stars on every corner? The streets to be like a film set? I know that my first impression of LA was nothing like I expected. There are small things like how fruit vendors are…

Do You Have the Right to Follow Your Dreams: Contemplating You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

I recently finished the book, You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness by Jen Sincero, in which she motivates people to overcome the mindset of “can’t” to manifest the greatness of “I did.” As someone who desperately has been trying to…

How Traveling Helped Me Heal

When I was in college, they offered a program to go to a variety of different countries around the world during what would have been Spring Break. The problem? You still had to pay for it yourself. I somehow had to get an extra…

How to Go Vegan and Stay Vegan

Though I live in Los Angeles now — the Vegan Wonderland of the US — I didn’t always live in a place where Vegan food was abundant. In Indiana where I grew up, meat-eating was a staple for every meal. Vegetarians were few and…

How to Start Running for Beginners

If you’re thinking about becoming a runner, you’re not alone. I started running my freshman year of college, and I have never EVER been a runner. If you read my blogpost about what I’ve learned in twenty-three years, you’ll know that running was never…

23 Things to Know Before You’re Twenty-three

Wow, can I believe I’m twenty-three? Not really. And no, I don’t feel any older. But I DO feel like there’s been a lot to learn in my life. There’s so many things I wish I could have taught my younger self. Words of…