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

Life without a Little Black Dress

It’s been two and a half months since the start of my efforts to reduce all the stuff in my life. I’m happy to report that I have not regressed back to my old hoarding ways. I have even been recycling old pickle and peanut butter jars instead of washing them out to use as tupperware. It makes my soul hurt a little every time I … Continue reading Life without a Little Black Dress

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

Minimal-ish Packing: 5 Days, 2 Cities

    Six weeks ago, I won two free badges to SXSW Eco, an amazing conference that I feel so lucky to attend. I won the badges through an Instagram competition where I shared some photos from my summer experience in New England. I’m about to leave for Atlanta to spend some time with my folks and then I’m off to Austin, TX for the conference. This trip … Continue reading Minimal-ish Packing: 5 Days, 2 Cities

A Whole New World

Last week, I posted about some new lifestyle choices that I am committing to after a summer experience that exposed me to a whole new world of happiness (yes, I meant to make an Aladdin reference). I promised a continuation of my running list of actions, so here goes: Give my body the food it wants and deserves  Food is extremely important to me. Let … Continue reading A Whole New World

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)