I get a lot of questions about my fridge containers and, well, my fridge in general. To be fair, this is mostly because I post about them a lot. Like anything else that winds up on my Instagram frequently, I post about them a lot because they make me happy. They’re now a small part […]
If you’ve been following me for the last six months or so, then you know that I quit my job at the end of March. After almost four years of being a fashion and beauty editor for Bustle.com, I decided to go out on my own. I’ve talked at length about why I quit my […]
Despite my life-long desire to consume as much wedding content as humanly possible (shoutout to A Wedding Story on TLC, the true OG of wedding reality shows), writing about my wedding and wedding planning always felt strange to me. Does anyone really want to know about what flowers I want? Or how many bridesmaids I’m […]
In my experience, reading is one of the purest experiences there is. It’s you, a book, and an entire world that you get to enter, (mostly) free of charge. It’s how I calm my anxiety and quiet my mind and, hey, it’s also just plain fun. My 2019 reading list is pretty long, though I […]
There is nothing I love more than a great jumpsuit. It’s a one-stop recipe for feeling great about yourself. And, honestly, wearing a jumpsuit is a power move. Don’t feel like matching a top and pants, but still want to feel like a badass? Perfect. Don’t feel like having the ability to easily and quickly […]
If you meet me in real life, I am probably not the same person you know from Instagram. I don’t sound the same. I don’t talk the same way. I probably don’t even look quite the same. I never have, and I guess there’s a chance I never will.
But that’s OK with me now.
When I was a sophomore in college, I logged off of all social media for a month. Looking back, I honestly struggle to figure out exactly how I managed this. Was I OK? Had my study abroad months filled with 1 euro beers and eating my first meal of the day at 3 p.m. driven me mad? Probably yes. But also, social media wasn’t necessary for me then — at least not in in the way it is for me now. Do I have to have Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter as someone who works in media? No, not technically. Would it make my job and life significantly harder without them? Yes. Still, though, going from college student who enjoyed social media to adult-with-a-job who needs social media presented the same problem: Very often, it all still made me feel bad.