The Honest Truth About Living With Your SO

Moving in with your significant other is a big step—one I really didn’t know if I was ready for. Nevertheless, I’m so glad I made the leap.

Almost six months ago, Michael and I moved into our cozy apartment in Medford and finally put our long-distance chapter behind us. I’ve learned a lot about him since then, but I’ve also learned a lot about myself and about what it means to be in a relationship. Continue reading “The Honest Truth About Living With Your SO”

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6 Ways to Spring Clean Your Life

Despite suffering through a snowstorm on April 1st, it’s finally starting to feel like Spring in Boston, with temps creeping up into the 70s this week.

Halle-freakin-lujah!

As everything starts to bloom and people come out from hibernation, April is the perfect time to re-assess your New Year’s Resolutions, rid your life of clutter and negativity, and embrace the things that make you happy. Continue reading “6 Ways to Spring Clean Your Life”

Is This What Being An Adult Feels Like?

Welp, it’s been more than a month since my last post so I guess it’s time for a recap!

In February, I hung up my apron at the café, moved into a new apartment with my boyfriend of three years and started my first big girl job—a paid internship with a pubic relations firm in Boston’s Back Bay called Cone Communications. Continue reading “Is This What Being An Adult Feels Like?”

5 Things That Happened When I Tried Clean Eating for 30 Days

I recently completed my first Whole30 challenge, which involves stripping your diet of dairy, soy, grains and sugar, and eating only whole, clean foods for 30 days. The idea is to reset your metabolism and change the way you think about food, while still eating delicious (and nutritious) meals. Continue reading “5 Things That Happened When I Tried Clean Eating for 30 Days”

The Necessary Evil That Is Job Hunting

Oh, job hunting… the excitement of a new chapter unfortunately dulled by lengthy cover letters, judgy interviewers and the impossible task of expressing yourself on a piece of paper.

My resume contains a plethora of diverse experiences, from PR to teaching to fundraising, because I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do after college. While that might have made me well-rounded, it didn’t help me build up very much “past experience” in any one field. And now that I’ve settled on pursuing a career in marketing, I have to try to frame my experiences to suit the job description.

After sending out what feels like thousands of emails and attending numerous interviews, I finally have a couple of promising opportunities on the horizon! Although I’ll be ecstatic when this process is over, I’ve gotten some great feedback and wanted to share some of my best tips. Continue reading “The Necessary Evil That Is Job Hunting”

Smart Girls Accessorize

In an effort to avoid gaining a hundred pounds after gorging myself on all the food I missed while I was abroad, I’ve been watching my calorie intake, exercising regularly and accessorizing with my new favorite gadget.

Ringly designs rings and bracelets that double as activity trackers by counting your steps, distance and calories burned. PLUS they notify you when you receive calls, texts, emails and notifications on your cell phone. Continue reading “Smart Girls Accessorize”