5 Ways to Make Friends Post-College

During my senior year of college I had a four-hour class one night a week, where we talked explicitly about conflict. "Communication and Conflict" on Wednesday nights, in the West Building. My professor, an expert in communication with a doctorate's degree in counseling and 30 years of marriage mediation experience, had recently gotten a divorce.…

Embrace love, today and every day

Throughout high school, the cool thing was to be indifferent and cynical, especially when it came to romance and feelings. Love? Overrated. We would roll our eyes at couples that were gushy and emotional, go into any new relationships with a realistic sense of self, and complain to our friends about excessive PDA when people…

Stocking Stuffers that Make Sense

It's #blogmas, which essentially means an entire month of bloggers sharing their welcomed wisdom, giving pinnable content regarding the holidays. There are reflections, suggestions, and a wealth of information—especially when it comes to gifting ideas; there are posts on just about every type of present and recipient. Gift guides galore. I love it. There are…

Married at 22: ‘Adulting’ Together

I'm like many others: when I heard the word "adult" used as a verb, I scoffed, and probably rolled my eyes a little. But, it didn't and hasn't gone away. Adulting, as Millennials have coined, is here to stay. This is what language is all about—it's a reflective evolution that isn't worth getting mad over;…

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10 Things to Pack for a Fall Camping Trip

In Colorado, the weather is unpredictable. It's just as likely to snow on the same day that starts out 65 degrees and sunny. You know this, I know this, we all know this. For some reason, though, my husband and I decided to try our luck at camping, during Colorado's more vulnerable and unpredictable seasons:…

Married at 22: Listicle Advice for Wedded Bliss

As a writer and former journalist, I think that list-articles—infamously known as 'listicles'— are in no way, shape, or form a correct method of journalism. They are pretty much trash, that don't require much thought or skill to compose and removes any need for critical thinking. Personally, though, I quite enjoy reading listicles. Sometimes to…