I’m back! And here’s what I’ve been up to…

Why yes, it has been one year since my last blog post. If you’ve followed my blog from the beginning, you know that I’m not the most consistent blogger in the world. I try to put out quality posts (says the girl who once wrote a post called “People with no friends make me sad” and another called “Chicken fried waste“) that truly reflect where … Continue reading I’m back! And here’s what I’ve been up to…

50 Piece Winter Wardrobe

Last January, I put together my first 50 Piece Wardrobe. It went really well and I have really missed the simplicity of it. I just rearranged all my clothing, and I’m ready for another capsule wardrobe! This time, I’m going to increase from 30 days to 50 days. I will wear the clothing I select through February (unless something goes terrible wrong or right with … Continue reading 50 Piece Winter Wardrobe

Dumb Phone Challenge

I have finally come to the conclusion that I rely too heavily on technology, but especially my phone. My iPhone is always within arm’s reach, if not already in my hand. It connects me with everyone I know or have ever met through texts, calls, FaceTime, and social media. It provides me with entertainment when I’m at the airport or when I can’t fall asleep. … Continue reading Dumb Phone Challenge

SXSW Eco | Austin, TX (Trigger warning: this post is mostly about food)

    After my initial feelings of being eco-verwhelmed with the incredible presentations and conversations I was lucky enough to be a part of at SXSW Eco, I calmed down to be able to simply enjoy my experience and soak in as much as possible. This trip was chock full of lessons in sustainability, little green nuggets that I immediately stored in my mushy brain … Continue reading SXSW Eco | Austin, TX (Trigger warning: this post is mostly about food)

SXSW Eco Baby

Feelings associated with attending the SXSWEco Conference.  There’s nothing like a giant conference on environmental sustainability to make you feel like one small (somewhat uneducated) piece in an 8-million-piece puzzle. It’s like going from a high school where you’re at the top of your class to a college where you are one in a thousand others who had a 4.0. I feel like an eco … Continue reading SXSW Eco Baby

I discovered how to make a countdown, y’all.

In a moment of utter procrastination and panic over this Ph.D. I’m working on (oh, yeah… I’m working on a Ph.D.), I started planning out the next two years on this desperate document called “PhD Plan of Attack: The most Type A way of getting through the next two years.” The document basically outlines how many classes I have left on my program of study–which, … Continue reading I discovered how to make a countdown, y’all.

An Emotional Rollercoaster: The feelings associated with changing the world

Let me just say: I am terrible at blogging. I keep all my thoughts bottled up in my busy little brain. But what good is that? This country (and most of the world) wasn’t built up by people who kept their ideas to themselves. And, if I really want to make a difference in this world, I need to SPEAK UP. That being said, I … Continue reading An Emotional Rollercoaster: The feelings associated with changing the world

Tree huggers can be adults too.

I am not a fan of growing up. I didn’t realize that after “the best four years of your life” comes “the stuffy adult years of your life.” Just because I have a college degree and a somewhat professional job does not have to mean that I can no longer sleep with stuffed animals. Just because I am somebody’s boss does not mean that I … Continue reading Tree huggers can be adults too.