At 25, I thought I’d be working for a magazine, married with at least one kid and living in a big house. I would have a white picket fence and a perfect husband who’d do anything for me. Eventually we’d have another child. Hopefully, we would end up with a girl and a boy, but if it didn’t pan out that way, I’d be fine … Continue reading My Life At 25
I’m a quiet, shy and sweet girl. The problem with those types of girls is they often get taken of advantage and walked over. Ever since I can remember, I’ve never been a fan of confrontation and when I was faced with it, I always turned the other direction. I hated walking up to someone and bringing up an issue that might make matters worse. … Continue reading Shy Kids Finish Last
I graduated two years ago and I have yet to put even a dent in my student loans. For the longest time, I deferred them because I was unable to find a job. After college, I was left working at a retail store with 6 months before I had to pay my student loans. My thought was, Oh, I’ll find a job by then, so … Continue reading The Burden of Student Loans
I always assumed a career should be first on my list. Even when I was two months into my first internship, I made it a point to look for jobs because I cared about my career more than anything else. When I was dating a guy in my senior year of college, I often reminded him I was sorry, but my career is very important … Continue reading Career Before a Romantic Relationship?
Their coddling didn’t help me — it hurt me. Growing up, I was never taught anything about sex, tampons, or how to be a grown-up. My mother never sat me down to have “the talk” about sex. Instead, she whispered in my ear, telling me to hold onto my virginity until marriage. I accepted that and decided to agree with her — but I never questioned why or … Continue reading Parents Who “Baby” Their Kids Raise Sheltered Adults — I’m Proof!
I am 25 years old and I’ve had the same damn hair and clothes style since I was a teen. But, as scary as it is, I’m an adult and things must change. I’m not a fan of change, but sometimes it can be a good thing. I mean, I moved, which was a huge change and I’m coping surprisingly well thus far. In the … Continue reading Change Can Be Quite Scary
I live approximately 829 miles away from home. I figured that out by typing my old address and new address into google maps. So, my family will never just randomly “stop by” for a visit to surprise my boyfriend and I one day. They can’t go on over if there’s a problem. They won’t even be available if I really need some advice. We have … Continue reading 5 Tough Challenges You’ll Unfortunately Experience When Moving Far From Home