How to Adult

  Step #1: Find your calling in life. Step #2: Pursue your calling at all costs. Step #3: Be successful. I’ve had conversations with several friends recently about major changes happening in their lives, and what I take away from each of those conversations is “how did they do it?” All these friends seem excited,... Continue Reading →

“Child-Free” (and that’s okay): A Response to “Why I’m Not Having Children”

  It’s incredibly freeing to be honest. And enlightening when you find support for your honesty. When I wrote my blog “Why I Won’t Have Children,” I wasn’t expecting to elicit the overwhelming response that it did, but I’m glad that so many of you have responded which allows me to continue talking about a... Continue Reading →

Why I’m Not Having Children

  Grow up, go to college, find your true love, start your career, get married, buy a house, and have a few kids. And probably a dog too, who can run around your white picket-fenced yard. That’s the American “DREAM,” isn’t it? There’s this understood checklist of life-accomplishments we need to complete in order to... Continue Reading →

Why Is It So Important to Make a Life Plan?

  I remember working on a scholarship application in college that asked me to outline my life plan. Where would I be in five years? Ten years? Fifteen years? It was so insulting to me to have to explain to some stranger how I imagine my whole life playing out.  At the time I was... Continue Reading →

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