America as a country and as a culture values independence. Yet independence can come in many different forms. Recently I’ve been grappling with my own definition of independence. High school me expected to have a full-time job, my own apartment, and be financially self-sufficient at 23. Yet here I am with no job, moved back home with my parents, and definitely not financially self-sufficient. And … Continue reading Moving back in with the folks
We read Stephanie’s perspective of social media, inspired by Netflix’s “The Social Dilemma.” We aimed to cover angles from different generations, so here’s mine, a Zillenial. Those of us born from about 1993 – 1998 feel too old to relate to Gen Z, and too young to relate to millennials. I’m not sure exactly what that makes us, but some call us Zillenials. UrbanDictionary.com defines … Continue reading Social media from the perspective of a Zillenial
2020 plans look a bit different than expected. Instead of worrying about traveling abroad now, I made a list of 30 places I hope to see before I turn 30. Two months from today, Dec. 2nd, will mark my 23rd year around the sun! That leaves me with seven years left of my twenties. Now seven years may sound like a lot, but every year … Continue reading 30 Places to visit before I turn 30
As a recent college grad, I did everything I was supposed to. Studied hard, got good grades, made real friends. And oh yeah, entered adulthood in the middle of a pandemic! So now what? School for me was never crazy hard. Yes, I had to actually go to class and really study before tests. And of course there were challenging moments throughout my education. I … Continue reading So now what?