Resolving to Be More Resolute

Recommitting to my happiness-- In the continued spirit of the New Year, I wanted to share my one-- all-encompassing --resolution with all of you: to be happier. Last week I wrote about all the good things that happened last year, such as becoming editor of Brenau's literary magazine and my daughter turning one. Which made …

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A Year to Remember

A recap of my 2016 & fingers crossed for 2017 I'm writing this at 11:42 p.m. on December 31st, 2016. Not shockingly at all, but New Year's blindsided me, as did Christmas (which I rushed to throw together once the semester ended), as did Thanksgiving (which was pitifully celebrated by three people around a slightly …

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The Instagram Effect

How Instagram & Pinterest actually make it harder for you to be happy in your own life. A problem I've frequently encountered with social media is comparing my life to others', especially, in this case, on Pinterest and Instagram. Seeing professionally photographed photos of a designer's living room next to my now-seemingly-dingy living room (for …

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