Tag Archive: New York City

East Coast / West Coast, Which Coast is the Best Coast?

Walking out of the San Diego airport into the Southern California sunshine was a powerful aphrodisiac, but nothing I can’t resist—my heart belongs in Manhattan, and I’m not a cheater. But the weather wasn’t the only temptation that presented itself over the weekend.

Happy Anniversary to NYC and Me

What has a year of those circumstances, living in and with and as a part of NYC, done to me? This may sound like a strange declaration coming from someone who lives in the city that never sleeps, but New York has mellowed me out.

No One Likes You When You’re 23

Tuesday I turned 23. Twenty three might not seem like a significant age to most. Maybe it shouldn’t feel like a significant age to me. But it does. Both for the number and for the forces behind it.

Instagram Unfiltered: What I Want You To Think vs. What Actually Happened

This is the sort of illusion of introspection I wish I had come up with on my own (I say illusory because it’s the kind of introspection where it’s easy to make it sound like I’m revealing a lot more than I am), but I 100% copied this idea from a recent post on Bustle. My Instagram feed is nowhere near as beautiful (or to my credit, I think, as staged) as the author’s, but it’s still an interesting concept: we only share the “picture perfect” snapshots of our lives on Instagram, but even so, those moments are not quite as idealistic as the filters we choose would lead you to believe.

#writersblock

Why haven’t I been writing lately? Is it a lack of inspiration? It shouldn’t be. I live in the city that never sleeps. The cup of inspiration should overfloweth. Is it a staid… Continue reading

#PGP: Post-Grad Point of view

My college roommates and I thought we were pretty clever with the sheet sign that we came up with to hang from our porch for graduation weekend. Sheet signs at the University of… Continue reading

An existential crisis in an emergency room.

*author’s note: This was an essay assignment for my existentialism class. Sorry if you haven’t read Kierkegaard and have no idea what I’m talking about. I provide handy page references if you’d like… Continue reading

Let’s hear it for New York

New York City. The Big Apple. The City that Never Sleeps. I honestly don’t think I have anything to say about the place that has not already been said. But I have things… Continue reading

Big Girl Badge: I Survived a Car Accident

The lovely ladies at The Gloss proposed a challenge: submit a story about something you’ve done that moved you towards being a grown-up. AKA, earned you your Big Girl Badge. Unfortunately I didn’t… Continue reading

Remembering.

July 18, 2012 was the date when I got the most soaked from walking outside in the rain as I’ve ever gotten. How long will I remember that date? It might as well… Continue reading