Love (and Breakups) in the Digital Age

This month will be one year since we broke up. Last October was a difficult month. October’s always seem to be busy for me, full of fall activities and homecomings, and last year was no different. But I usually had him at my side during the rush and ramble of autumn. Which is why when... Continue Reading →

Do You Want to Go Back to Eighth Grade?

Do you remember what middle school was like? Or maybe you’re right now in the painful throes of it. For me, eighth grade was 15 years ago. It both feels like forever ago, but also like the awkwardness and embarrassment and true angst I experienced is buried just underneath the surface of my adult life.... Continue Reading →

Reminders

A year ago this week I was nestled on the edge of the Appalachian mountains just north of Stanardsville, VA in a luxury yurt trying to unplug from the world and single-handedly repair whatever had gone wrong in my relationship with my ex. I wrote in my journal every day that week, analyzing his moods... Continue Reading →

The Social Media Mentality

I feel like every time I go out of town, the news world blows up. Awful things happen. #AltonSterling #PhilandoCastile #Dallas Weird new trends pop up. #PokemonGo And I’m off in La La Land with little attention paid to my social media feed and even less attention to traditional news sources. Which is how I... Continue Reading →

My Love/Hate Relationship with Social Media (Especially After the Paris Attacks)

I’ve been feeling especially on edge recently whenever I go online. And let’s be honest, is there ever really a time when we’re not somehow digitally connected all day long anymore? I always cringe when I look at the “Trending” section on the side of Facebook because it’s likely to be some horrific tragedy or... Continue Reading →

Everybody’s Getting Married and I’m Not All Right

If you use Facebook and you’re in your twenties you’re bound to be bombarded with the overwhelming flow of engagements, weddings, and general “bride glow" illustrated through a plethora of pictures and statuses in your newsfeed. It’s beautiful. It’s great. It really is. They all look so pretty and happy. Oh so very happy. (And... Continue Reading →

“All the World’s a Stage”: Why Social Media Has Changed How We View Our Friends

  When I was in grade school (which in reality, really wasn’t all that long ago) there was no such thing as Facebook or Twitter or Instagram or one of the hundred other means by which we now socially communicate with one another.  If you were lucky enough to have a cellphone, you could text... Continue Reading →

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