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…

This Post Contains Photos of Me in a Cat Sweater

It’s that time of year again. Christmas music, sales beginning at 3am, cookie swaps, Secret Santas, elves on shelves, and incredible cat sweaters. People are so happy during the winter holiday season that I almost find it difficult to be critical. Don’t worry. I said “almost.” I can absolutely still be a little critical of the wastefulness that comes with this time of year. Between gift giving, traveling, … Continue reading This Post Contains Photos of Me in a Cat Sweater

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

Lessons from summer (influenced heavily by Ice Cube and Jim Carrey)

People say that distance makes the heart grow fonder. I have found that to be absolutely true, but there is certainly more to it. Distance can also make the heart grow better, stronger, lighter, and healthier. I had the amazing opportunity to spend the last two months away from home working an incredible summer internship. During the rest of the year, I am a PhD student and … Continue reading Lessons from summer (influenced heavily by Ice Cube and Jim Carrey)

The Price of $ustainability

I’m on what I like to call a College Budget. In other words, 90% of my money is spent on food and alcohol. The rest of it is either spent on household supplies, trips to the mountains (aka therapy), concert tickets, the rare purchase of new clothing, or–and this almost never happens–saved. So anything beyond that very short list of what I believe to be … Continue reading The Price of $ustainability