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Post Grad, Moving to France & Gap Years

I’m moving to France.  Post graduation has been one of the most trying times of my life. I feel like I’ve had several quarter life crises since walking across the stage on graduation day. I miss college and friends and honestly, I don’t feel ready to be an adult. I’ve realized that I don’t want the typical desk job or a 9-to-5. I’ve been thinking a lot the past few months about complacency and I’m terrified to live a life where I just chase money, pay bills and don’t do much of anything else. I get antsy thinking about spending the rest of my life sitting at a desk for 40 hours a week. I feel like I’ve been duped. Growing up, we were always told in school that life really begins after you finish college. But, that’s not true. Life was happening before I finished college and I hope it keeps happening. This summer I’ve had the opportunity to do a fellowship at a newspaper under the Gannett Co./USA Today Network. It’s been an awesome opportunity and …

Burnout: How To Deal

As I write this, I’m mentally ticking off all of the tasks I’ve done and I’m dreading the many I have left to do. It’s all too easy to let the assignments pile up and no matter how productive you are, eventually it all gets to be a bit too much, and you burn out. I’m no stranger to this phenomenon. In fact, you might call me the Queen of Burnout. I spent last summer completing two internships, writing for three online magazines, and working two jobs. I’d start most of those summer days waking up at 5 a.m. and getting home after my second job around 1 a.m. It was exhausting. But, I’m a go-getter. I thrive off of busyness, which often causes me to overcommit. It seems to work at first, but then I get tired, burn out and wallow in my inability to do a million things and be a million places at once. I’m clearly no expert on how to keep burnout from happening, but after going through it so many …