Taking a vacation together can be a great way for a couple to relax, unwind, and get to know each other better. It can also be a great way to test the waters if you are thinking about taking things to the next step and moving in together or getting married. But planning your first … Continue reading 5 Easy Steps for Planning Your First Vacation Together
It is the shimmer of the sun rising across the horizon in a place you have never visited before. The feeling you get that tickles your soul when you kiss someone important for the first time. How you almost tear up when you see the skyline of your favorite city upon returning from a time … Continue reading Mystical
Regardless of it it is your first semester of college or your 10th it is always important to begin finals by spending some time analyzing how you will conquer them. Each semester of college brings a fresh start and every finals week gives you the opportunity to approach you last attempt at a semester with success with renewed motivation. Wether this is your first time taking college finals or you're just looking for a refresher on how to do you best here is the list of all of some of my favorite ways to succeed.
Coming of age in a swing state gives my post election guilt a different premise that I challenge everyone to think about regardless of who they voted for. What if I would have talked to 10 more people and convinced them to vote? What if of those 10 people one of them had been inspired enough … Continue reading What Growing up in a Swing State Taught Me About Watching Trump Win
For the past year and a half, I have lived alone in a newly renovated one bedroom one bath 576 square foot apartment walking distance from my college campus. It is no secret that while I loved the convenience of where I lived and got many life lessons from the experience it is time for me … Continue reading From Living Alone to Living with Men
Happy Valentines Day. If you believe in falling in love you might be having a cool day. If you have a significant other you are probably having a great day. If you are single you are probably writing hate mail to Hallmark. Before you down that second (or fourth) bottle of wine here is a … Continue reading Things You Can Only Do When You Are Single
When I was a Junior in High School the Governor of Wisconsin decided he wanted to become world famous by destroying the state. In an attempt to strip Wisconsin unions of their Collective Bargaining Rights he managed to infuriate hundreds of thousands of teachers, nurses, firefighters, and police officers who used collective bargaining to attain pay raises, better working conditions, and adequate benefits packages. As a result the union members showed up on Governor Scott Walker's door step, and stayed there for weeks at a time.
I am a member of two sororities. One sorority hazes as a part of their new member education process, one doesn't. I feel like I am in a unique situation having been a sister to both organizations and being able to witness how it impacted the strength of the chapter and the maintenance of chapter unity.
I am a firm believer that at some point in their adult life everyone should experience what it is like to live alone. It takes some getting use to and in the long run it isn't for everyone, but it will teach you some really great life lessons.
Yesterday, sadly not for the first time, someone told me that "The United States was founded as a Christian country and that anyone who thought otherwise was misinformed" I'm sorry to point out your misinformation but that is simply not correct. A few months ago I wrote an open letter to the leaders of a prominent nearby church who also claimed the United States was a Christian country. As I look around at the political atmosphere of the Southern United States (particularly with Donald Trump as the current front runner for the Republican Party) I find it important to republish my open letter. While I am no longer anywhere near as involved in the church as I was when I wrote this letter I still feel as though my words are important and thus I have left them in their original context.