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…

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

Opa Robby’s Market: Fresh Produce and Warm Fuzzies

Today I was on a mission to run about 1,000 errands in one trip. I have a car for a few weeks thanks to a friend who left town and needed someone to car sit (not actually a thing, but I am borrowing her car). I had to drive out a little bit farther than I would normally go to run errands because I needed … Continue reading Opa Robby’s Market: Fresh Produce and Warm Fuzzies

If you have the choice, choose local!

Today I left work halfway through the day so I could change into comfy (and warm) clothes, get to the Post Office before it closed, and then head to my favorite local coffee shop to finish work and snuggle up with a warm cup of joe. This was a choice I needed to make for my own mental health and I learned a quality lesson … Continue reading If you have the choice, choose local!

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

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

A Great Lesson from Great Britain

If you were wondering why I haven’t posted in a while, it’s because I’m traveling around the beautiful and wonderful country of England. If you were not wondering, then too bad. I just wanted to make you jealous of my travels. You’re welcome. After collecting some pretty fantastic friends from England over the last couple of years, I decided it was time to visit them … Continue reading A Great Lesson from Great Britain