• The 13 Best Posts from “Confessions of a Twenty-Something”

    So I know I said that I was going to be done last week with this column, but I just can’t seem t…

  • It’s Time To Say Goodbye [Confessions of a Twenty-Something]

    I found my voice through this column, and I am forever indebted because of that. You guys have been with me through graduation, post-college life, struggles to find a job, a few bumpy relationships, and you were even there when I decided to go falling in love and more recently, get engaged. It’s been quite the ride.

  • We Can’t Run Away From Adulthood [Confessions of a Twenty-Something]

    It’s always been really hard for me to come to terms with the fact that I’m a full-grown adult. This is mainly because I still live with my parents where I remain holed up in my childhood bedroom, so I never feel like one. They pay for my food and shelter and cell phone bill (Hey, it’s cheaper on the family plan, okay? Don’t judge me.)

  • It’s Okay If You’re Feeling the Post-Grad Blues [Confessions of a Twenty-Something]

    Post-grad life was supposed to be like an episode of Friends where everyone works amazing jobs and lives in giant ass apartment in amazing neighborhoods. Life was supposed to be a sitcom. Well, we now know that post-grad life is definitely not like a sitcom.

  • Why Your Path Doesn’t Need to Look Like Everyone Else’s [Confessions of a Twenty-Something]

    We all make different choices. We all take different paths. This is especially true as a twenty-something when everyone is at different places in life.

  • What Do You Stand For? [Confessions of a Twenty-Something]

    As young people, we need to be aware, involved, and passionate when it comes to the things we care about. This sounds super cliché and cheesy, but we are the future.

  • Essential Guidelines For Avoiding a Total Mental Breakdown

    Last week, I briefly mentioned that wedding planning was already stressing me out. First off, I…

  • This Playlist is for Anyone Who is Stressed (So Everyone, Basically)

    Guys, I’m stressed. Are you stressed? Because I am stressed.

  • Hey People Pleasers, It’s Time to Stop That [Confessions of a Twenty-Something]

    I just want everyone to be happy, is that so terrible?

  • That One Time I Made The Most Adult Decision of My Life

    I figured he was going to ask me for some gum (as he always does) or the time or where we should get dinner later, but the question he asked wasn’t anything like that.

  • You’re Beautiful and Don’t You Forget It [Confessions of a Twenty-Something]

    As I sat there and watched each skeletal actress get interviewed by a skeletal interviewer, I was feeling fat and inadequate and just plain gross. There I was, comparing myself to these women that I will never ever look like.

  • Get Out of Your Slump and Get Motivated [Confessions of a Twenty-Something]

    It took me forever to figure out what I was going to write about this week because I feel like I’ve w…

  • Stop Comparing Your Life to Others and Start Loving Yourself [Confessions of a Twenty-Something]

    Here’s the downside to reading so many blogs (if you’re anything like me): you’ll be envious.

  • We Need to Choose Happiness [Confessions of a Twenty-Something]

    In our twenties, life just never settles down. You're confused and frustrated and discontent. It's hard to be happy when it seems like everyone else has their life together but you.

  • Having Anxiety and How I Took Control [Confessions of a Twenty-Something]

    I started having anxiety a little over a year ago. Well, let me rephrase that. I started realizing that these panicked, hazy, pit-at-the-bottom-of-my-stomach moments were actually something called anxiety a little over a year ago.

  • Advice on Real Love From Someone’s Who’s In It [Confessions of a Twenty-Something]

    So I’ve been in a relationship for about 8 months now. Though it’s not the longest relationship I’ve been in, it has definitely become the most meaningful and serious one.

  • This is for Anyone Who Just Can’t Get a Win [Confessions of a Twenty-Something]

    Even when I bust my butt and truly give it my all, sometimes I just feel I fall short--with this column and with my life. Sometimes, I just can’t get a win.

  • Finding the Beauty in Our Flaws [Confessions of a Twenty-Something]

    Augusten Burroughs once wrote, “I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.”

  • Why It’s Important to Have Faith In Yourself [Confessions of a Twenty-Something]

    When we have terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days, it’s hard to believe in anything good. We morph into these grumpy, moody people with dark clouds hanging over our heads. There is no hope for better days.

  • 20 Books You Need to Read While You’re a Twenty-Something

    There is no advice I can give that these books haven’t already given.

  • On The Job Hunt: Part 4 [Confessions of a Twenty-Something]

    Fortunately, I’ve come to terms with the fact that I still do not have a full time job, and I’m done beating myself up over it.

  • Beating the Post-Grad Loneliness Blues

    I watched my friends all graduate college. Some fell in love, some got amazing jobs, and some moved even farther away than ever before. Everyone seemed totally set. Everyone seemed to have it together. I felt so behind. I felt so far away from “set.”

  • Life is Unpredictable. Deal With it.

    Sometimes things just happen. We get new jobs across the country. We start families. We gain friends. People come in and out of our lives without warning. We make rash decisions. We fall in love with people we never thought we would. Life throws us these dang curve balls, and it’s our job not to strike out.

  • This Playlist is Dedicated to All the Twenty-Somethings Out There

    Writing takes work, and sometimes, when I’m down in the dumps, the last thing I want to do is work. These are the times when I would rather just listen.

  • It’s Time for You to Just Go [Confessions of a Twenty-Something]

    It’s just so good for your soul to travel. I feel so good right now, just because I’m out of my comfort zone, which sounds contradictory, but I’m going somewhere with this. I’m somewhere different. I’m out of my bubble. I’m far from home—but it’s okay because I have warm fuzzies all around me. I have excitement and wonder and wanderlust.