I spend too much money at Starbucks. It wasn’t supposed to happen this way. But my occasional trip to Starbucks turned in to weekly, then a few times a week, and stayed at that level for many months. Something needed to change. My grad student stipend-fueled bank account couldn’t handle $5 caramel macchiatos or iced white… More I need to spend less money on coffee.
My apartment is a mess. I don’t think that anyone, at any time in my life, would have called me a “neat” or “organized” person. And to some degree, I like a bit of clutter. It’s way easier for me to remember where things are when they’re scattered all over the place instead of being… More Messy me.
Way back at the end of July, Pittsburgh hosted what is probably my favorite event in this city: Open Streets. It’s a day for the whole community to come together outside to participate in lots of different activities, from bike rides and runs and yoga to games and art markets and food trucks, all taking place over… More Still Working (a radio show)
I’ve spent the past couple of Labor Day weekends visiting Washington, D.C. for the National Book Festival. (Really wonderful, free event, that I highly recommend going to if you ever have an opportunity!) This year, though, I decided to head a new direction- West- and visit Michigan! Though I’ve technically been to Michigan before, it was for… More A new stop for Labor Day Weekend: Michigan!
Returning to reality after any time away is tough. But after not getting more than a weekend of traveling in for the past two and a half years, returning home after vacationing for over a week is exceedingly difficult. The wanderlust is intense. I don’t want to say that I forgot how much I love… More Thoughts from traveling.