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Comparison is the thief of joy

Comparison is the thief of joy.  It’s one of those things that you know, you KNOW, even though you can’t quite stop comparing yourself to your friends and your neighbors and your co-workers and bloggers and the people you follow on Instagram (even when you’re not even sure how they got in your feed). It’s […]

September 10, 2013 Continue reading…

Moving to and making it in New York City

I wonder sometimes about the ratio of native New Yorkers to transplants: it seems like every other person I meet is originally from across the country or across the world. This city is the ultimate beacon for young people, and I honestly think that it has to be one of the best places to spend […]

August 6, 2013 Continue reading…

Dominating the world (or maybe not)

To preface this entire post: the biggest thing I learned at World Domination Summit is that I don’t like conferences. I don’t like large crowds of people and I don’t like schedules. Small talk drains me. I prefer exploring a city on my own, by myself. I also have a hard time with audio learning: give me […]

July 12, 2013 Continue reading…

What’s more important: creativity or ambition

“Are rich people ever going to grow up to be writers or are all writers like Mr. Rocque with no money? My father is always saying STARVINGARTIST or STARVINGWRITER. Maybe I better reduce.” -Harriet the Spy Lately, I’ve been pulled in two directions: one is of love and creativity and happiness, and the other is […]

June 3, 2013 Continue reading…

Why I’m not going to TBEX

When I was traveling through Jordan, staying in five-star hotels and being shuttled around in a comfortable bus with Wifi and a row all to myself and watching the sunset over the Dead Sea from my balcony, I realized that seeing the best a country has to offer isn’t necessarily the best fit for me. […]

May 10, 2013 Continue reading…

A note on souvenirs, and a NOVICA giveaway

I’ve always been a bit mixed on the idea of souvenirs. As much as I love having a memento to remember my travels by, I usually prefer to spend my money on incredible experiences–and the memories and photos that result are souvenir enough. However, I’ve picked up beautiful jewelry all across the world and I […]

May 3, 2013 Continue reading…

Guest Post: Why being an au pair rocked

When I was 18, I flew to Paris with the intention of spending my summer as an au pair for a family in a village in northeastern France. I was miserable: the village didn’t even have a bakery (in France!) and I was spending my days with an one-year-old and an infant. Not the best […]

April 30, 2013 Continue reading…