Friendship Breakups: The Thing (Almost) Everyone Goes Through But (Almost) No One Talks About

Like the pain of a breakup, friendship splits can have lasting effects—on your self-esteem, ability to trust people, and feeling of identity. They can leave you second-guessing yourself, wondering if you were the problem all along, or getting bitter about how the situation went down. It almost always involves grief—the feeling that someone who should be in your life isn’t anymore. They haven’t passed away, but they’re not present, either.

You Don’t Bow Down to Them.

One of my biggest vices is self-image. If I were honest with myself, I would say that I want to be all things to all people–a human chameleon, if you will. People pleasing is a pretty typical human trait. Since we’re social creatures, we want people to like us. But sometimes, it can drive us … Continue reading You Don’t Bow Down to Them.

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Music: A Year in Review

You knew this was coming. Since I reviewed my music of the year last year, why not keep the tradition going? If there’s anything the end of the year (and this time around, decade) has taught me, it’s that people like to look back. Sometimes it’s for nostalgic purposes, other times it’s simply to look … Continue reading Music: A Year in Review

Music That Defined My Decade

Everyone agrees that music holds strong emotional ties in our minds. We associate songs with moments, for better or worse. For example: You’re going about your day, adulty like you are, and suddenly, a song from the mid-2000s comes on the radio or Pandora or Spotify or whatever. Almost instantly, you’re transported back to being … Continue reading Music That Defined My Decade

Day 24: No Hard Feelings – Manchester Orchestra

It’s not easy to leave this life with absolutely no regrets. Regrets come with the territory of living, because we all make mistakes (thanks, Hannah Montana.) But most of us have a wish to arrive at the end of our lives – whenever that may be – having lived a full and good life – … Continue reading Day 24: No Hard Feelings – Manchester Orchestra

Day 22: Porcelain – Emarosa

To start off this post, I want to thank all of you who have been tuning in daily or weekly. I can’t believe I’ve tackled twenty-two songs already and only have eight left. So far, I’ve tallied 534 total views of this series, and I couldn’t be happier. Here’s hoping I’ll finish this off well. … Continue reading Day 22: Porcelain – Emarosa

Day 21: Trade Mistakes – Panic! At the Disco

I have a pretty set idea of what I want my wedding playlist to be. Not that I’m anywhere close to being married right now, but it’s fun to dream. And it’s always fun to build playlists, am I right? A wedding playlist is special because it’s your day and, hopefully, your music. You get to share what you … Continue reading Day 21: Trade Mistakes – Panic! At the Disco

Day 3: She Used to Be Mine – Sara Bareilles

Serendipity is when you find yourself in the right place at exactly the right time. It’s also an incredibly cheesy movie starring John Cusack (worth the watch, though, if you’re alone on a Friday night with pizza and a bottle of wine.) Allow me to be equally cheesy and say that “song”-endipity is finding a … Continue reading Day 3: She Used to Be Mine – Sara Bareilles

three men.

You have loved three men, my dear. The first was everything you thought you dreamed of. You met him unexpectedly, and when you saw him for the first time your heart fluttered. You knew he was going to be special – but you didn’t think he’d be special for the wrong reasons. You saw him … Continue reading three men.