2017 in review

The struggle is real — 2017 in review

Woah. How is it already the end of 2017? I know I’m not the only one who feels this way, but it still needs to be said…2017 was a STRUGGLE. Between the world in turmoil and my personal life going up in flames, it seems like the only way to stop myself from slipping into a deep, dark depression is to focus on the good things that happened this year. My love life is still non-existent, and I have yet to get the dream job I was hoping to find by uprooting my life from Boston to Chicago. Despite these …Keep Reading

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QOTD: Alternate universes and my desire to relax

Hooray – it’s finally Saturday! Well, I’m sure most of you feel this way. For me, I’m torn between my previous routine of allowing myself to relax on the weekends after working like crazy all week and my new life in limbo of job hunting in a new city where the only person I actually know is my roommate. The last four months of 2016 had me running around like crazy between work and grad school and caused me to become so emotionally exhausted that I had no idea how I was still functioning, let alone putting together full sentences. Needless to …Keep Reading

What Was That Noise? New Apartment Adjustments

What was that noise? – New apartment adjustments

“What was that noise?!” I exclaim to my new roommate Desi from the living room of our new apartment on the third (basically fourth) floor in Chicagoland. “I have no idea,” she says looking at me with wide eyes. “Maybe it’s a ghost!” I exclaim excitedly. Settling In Moving into a new apartment always comes with its fair share of drama and struggles. For awhile we had Amazon packages arriving at our door almost every day. Boxes littered our spare bedroom, and artwork rested against the wall on the floor. Trash Day was dreaded, as we had to take down stacks and …Keep Reading