A twentysomething's relationship with free time is complicated.In high school, the few hours of respite we received from the structure of homework, sports, chores, and extracurriculars was a breath of fresh air. College was the same. The structure of the educational system taught us to despise anything that stood between us and our free time. And then we left the educational … [Read more...] about “Free Time” in Your 20’s and How to Get It Right
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"There is a certain terror that goes along with saying “My life is up to me.” It is scary to realize there’s no magic, you can’t just wait around, no one can really rescue you, and you have to do something. Not knowing what you want to do with your life—or not at least having some ideas about what to do next—is a defense against that terror." - Meg Jay, The Defining … [Read more...] about How Do I Pick a Direction for My Life?
If binge-watching Netflix is wrong, you don't want to be right. Right? At least that's what you'll tell yourself until you wake up tomorrow in a puddle of Mountain Dew and tears, slightly tanned by the glow of your television. Or not. I don't know your life. But no matter how you slice it, on-demand television has become the socially acceptable crack-cocaine of our … [Read more...] about Quit Binge-Watching Netflix (Warm-Turkey)
If I had a superpower, it would be the power of self-control. I know that's mega-lame and a waste of a perfectly good super-power opportunity, but some days it just takes more willpower to make a good decision than to read minds. It takes all I've got NOT to swing by McDonald's after work. And once I'm at McDonald's, it takes all my energy NOT to order two ice cream cones. And … [Read more...] about Suck Less At Budgeting In Your Twenties
As a child, I thought that adultery was "the act of being an adult." Surgeons do surgery. Riflemen do riflery. Midwives do midwifery. Adults do adultery. English, am I right? I assumed that acts like balancing a checkbook, providing for a family, and voting were all acts of adultery. I hoped there was an adultery merit badge so that I could practice the fundamentals of … [Read more...] about Credit Card Adultery