Getting to those Grown-Up Goals

Let’s face it, adulthood scares the shit out of us. Whether you’re just becoming an adult (turning 18, graduating college, paying credit card bills, etc.) or have been living the adult life for some time, every day is still scary. Adulthood hits people at different times. You can be an adult at a very young age if you’re making adult decisions like where to live, how to make ends meet, or if you have to become the parent to younger children. There is no exact age when you become an adult, alright fine, the law says 18, but that’s irrelevant. For me, being a grown-up, a real adult means you know how to make the right decision for yourself and you know how to plan for your future. Your plans don’t have to be perfect because let’s face it, when is life ever perfect?

We all know that I love me some to-do lists and goal lists, so I decided to make a list of 10 grown-up goals because, why the hell not? Continue reading

The Importance of Having a Thick Skin

Today I wanted to bring something up that I’ve been battling my entire life. I have a thick exterior, I can take hits and rejection 99% of the time. Maybe it’s not the healthiest, but I’ve learned that not everything is rainbows and unicorns. Not everything will work out the way you want it to. I call myself a realist, you can choose pessimist if you want. In this day and age of bullying, your bullies can be halfway across the world, they might not even know who you are. Bullies suck, I think everyone can agree on that. But the rejection that usually hurts the most? Job or internship rejection.

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Re-Opening of the National Gallery of Art-East Building

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Introducing a crowd-favorite! This giant blue chicken sculpture sits atop the balcony level of the Smithsonian’s newest renovation. The National Gallery of Art East Buidling re-opened this past week and it’s better than ever. It’s filled with beautiful, carefully constructed galleries of well-known, famous artists, and ones that fit in seamlessly. I stopped by over the weekend out of curiousity, and what I found was more than love, it’s enough to make me move in. Is that possible?

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