Category Archives: Mentality

“What’s Your Biggest Fault”

Throughout the years, I have been described as many things by my friends and family: blunt, outgoing, and impulsive – just to name a few. Many things have shaped the way in which I act and choose to live my life. Yet, I never thought I would see the day (or days, if you will) that people would pick one choice word to describe myself and my actions… What’s that word, you ask?

Patient.

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But of Course I Want to Work in Retail Forever

At some point in life, everyone holds a menial job that makes you question whether or not there are actually nice people in the world. Some people call it a summer job while others call it a career, but me? I just call it retail.

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“They’re the Vegans of Being Nice”

I’m assuming most of you are aware of the ever-popular vegan joke, explaining that you’ll know a vegan when you meet one – because they won’t shut up about it. Well, I have found a social situation vaguely similar to the dietary habits of the animal-loving crazies…

People who, as a collective group, think they’re nice.

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Bitchin’ is a Habit – Get Like Me

I’m now going to hit on this because it’s clearly a gender difference: girls complain.

Sometimes a lot, sometimes a little, but the fact of the matter is we vent. It happens.

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I Think Young America Needs Old Role Models

The first two times I drafted this, I faced off two “role models” and pointed out the pros and cons of each one, naturally focusing on the role model debate of Miley Cyrus. Yet as I thought about what I was writing, I couldn’t help but think that the VMA “catastrophe” it isn’t exactly Miley’s fault. Sure, you could pin it on her publicist or PR team, but she is acting just like any other 20-something pop star that has come before her. It’s just the way Hollywood works.

I think some people, particularly those in my age range, need to get off the Miley-hating horse and think about what female pop-stars were like during our preteens. Need I remind you of the “X-Tina” age or Britney’s “Toxic” phase? The outrage over J-Lo’s over-exposed full figure? Or even the great head-shave of 2007?

As a whole, we shouldn’t be berating Miley for acting like her teen-year role models. She grew up the same way those Disney Mickey-Mousers did before her: she was a child in the eyes of the media and wanted to make it known that she is now an adult. Rather than bashing her and the tradition of tramp-transformation, wouldn’t it be easier to change the definition of what a role model is?

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The Pros (and Cons) of Living in an Active City

Well if you haven’t picked up from my other posts by now, I have switched coasts and moved to arguably one of the most active cities in the United States: Denver. It’s a lot to adjust to after living in one of the unhealthiest cities in America for the past five years of my adult life, but I’m making the best of it. From hiking to running to healthy eating, I have made a big jump in lifestyle over the past three weeks.

Still, there are times where I feel purely inadequate.

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The Beauty of Being Anonymous

You might have to bear with me on this one for I’m going to take a stab at explaining something that I have been having difficulties finding the words for. It’s easy to take advantage of simple words as “hate” and “bored” that I’ve never actually thought about what I’ve really been trying to communicate. And in the end, all anyone hears is the negativity.

This is my attempt to end the rampage of simple words in order to describe the beauty and serenity that I find when no one knows my name.

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Say What You Want… I’m Wearing My 5″ Heels

For those of you who do not know me, I am tall. We’re not talking Destinee Hooker* tall, but I’m really not too far behind. Funny thing is, I’ve never thought of myself as tall. I’ve always assumed myself to be average and everyone else was just a bit shorter.

Until I put on heels, that is. Then I’m not “taller,” I’m more fabulous.

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I Really Don’t Care When You Read My Message

For some reason completely unbeknownst to me, people have become more obsessive about communicating on text-based platforms. Texting and Facebook messaging, for example. And for another reason that I cannot seem to explain, many people feel the need to request a “timestamp” from when you read the message. 

Needy, much?

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It’s About Time I Move on with My Life

During these past few months, I have spent a concern-able amount of time sitting on my couch and browsing through job listings on my computer. To me, it felt like my life was set on pause, that I wasn’t going anywhere despite the number of times I sent out my resume.

But then it hit me: I was looking for an excuse for my life to start.

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