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10 Things Post-Grad Life Has Taught Me

Post-grad life is a mix of awesome and awful. It’s a weird place to be….a sort-of adult, a sort-of professional, a sort-of stuck-in-college-mode person. After four years of the freedom they call college, my summer back at home with my parents and 19-year-old brother has taught me some stuff.

  • never take your friends or family for granted- your support network is a precious thing.
  • sometimes you have to step out of your comfort zone- take a deep breath and do it.
  • there really is no place like home- or the comfort of your own bed
  • change is inevitable- brace for it- remember your friends and family are there for you.
  • whoever said diamonds are a girls best friend was wrong


  • embrace your strengths rather than focusing on weaknesses- network and never burn any bridges.
  • keep your master resume updated
  • bills suck- learn how to budget asap
  • listen equally to your head and your heart- the eternal struggle.
  • it’s not the end of the world- life goes on.





A day at the zoo


Baltimore Zoo with my Aunt Trish, baby Trevor, and my brother Michael was  really nice way to spend a summer Friday. The weather was perfect. The Zoo has changed a little since I’ve last been (maybe 3 years ago). Apparently, they no longer get funding from the county. I hear a lot of people are going to the DC zoo instead. The prairie dogs, giraffes and elephants were my favorites. Trevor was sooo well behaved! I love my family đŸ™‚ I hope the new penguin exhibit is finished by next summer!

The zoo does make me a little bit sad, but I guess it’s all the animals know. At least, that’s what I tell myself.



Apparently on any given day in America, approximately 710,000 people celebrate their birthdays. Perhaps this is why my birthday this year didn’t seem so special. After living and traveling abroad for 3 months, I realized just how small each individual on this Earth is in the grand scheme of things. Now, I don’t mean this to come off in a negative pessimistic way at all. I mean the exact opposite. It’s incredible what the universe holds out there…back to my birthday before I start off on a whole other rant..

Since I turned 22 on the 22nd it qualifies as my ‘golden birthday’ which only comes once in a persons life time. Pretty neat…we’ll see if something just as neat happens to me this week. Thanks to my boyfriend, Nick for the delicious dinner of stir-fry shrimp and wine, my brother for the ice cream cake, and my parents, friends and family for their gifts, constant love and support and well-wishes! Cheers đŸ™‚

Happy golden birthday to me!

Happy golden birthday to me!