I Feel Guilty For Being A Tourist

I Feel Guilty For Being A Tourist

I have been talking about going to Thailand for the past year. Ever since I got back from my backpacking trip to Europe last summer I had my heart set on going to Thailand. “Right after Christmas” I had been telling everyone. “Bangkok and Chang Mai,” I told everyone. “Two weeks” everyone.

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A New First: Home In Philly

A New First: Home In Philly

This past weekend I celebrated a new first. 

I've grown up around the Philly area and have been living in the city for the last almost five years. Over the years I've lived in a few different neighborhoods around the city. I've lived on my own, I've lived with a boyfriend, have had great landlords and have had shitty neighbors. And every year I have moved to a new place.  

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6 Things That Suck About Traveling For Work

6 Things That Suck About Traveling For Work

When people hear that I travel for work they usually say something along the lines of "oh, that must be so much fun" or "you get to go to so many places!" And yes, both of those are true. Traveling for work is a lot of fun sometimes (future post on this coming soon) and I do get to go to so many places. But not all places are created equal. 

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Give Up Control And Allow Yourself To Be Depressed

Give Up Control And Allow Yourself To Be Depressed

I’m a control freak. Growing up, I used to think that I would be more successful the more I could control. That planning out my life would somehow absolve me from the unexpected and the unwanted. That if I had control, then I would get what I wanted and what I had been working for. That, ultimately, I would be happier.

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I'm In A Funk And I'm Not Doing Anything About It

I'm In A Funk And I'm Not Doing Anything About It

I’m in a funk. I’ve been feeling very unmotivated lately. I am uninspired, lethargic, and unmoved. I have a page long to do list and have spent almost every night and the past three weekends just staring at it. Willing the lines to cross themselves out. I’ve crossed off maybe four. Out of twenty.

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What Happens When You Don't Want What Everyone Else Wants

What Happens When You Don't Want What Everyone Else Wants

Have you ever been in a car full of people and fought over directions? The other passengers think you should turn left, but you know you should turn right. You start to argue the logistics, your points, and when it's three against one you slowly start to question yourself. Do you turn right? Maybe you have the wrong exit? Maybe you're the one who is confused? And eventually, because you are outnumbered and everyone else is telling the driver to go left, you stop resisting. You stop fighting and resign yourself to the fact that maybe you had it wrong. 

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