Hello! I’m a twenty-something living in Durham, NC and I just graduated with an advanced degree in school psychology. I unofficially entered the working world last fall, when I began a full-time internship as a school psychologist. Though I loved my graduate program and value the experience I gained from my internship, I’m still not sure if school psychology is for me. But, I gotta pay the bills, so I took a job serving three schools and I’m learning a lot.
My famous food-blogging sister bugged me to start a blog for a while, but I really didn’t think anyone would want to read about my life considering that I’m still finding my way and I get more excited about drinking beer than eating oatmeal. However, I changed my mind about blogging after attending the BlogHer conference in New York in July of 2010. Over the course of the weekend, I chatted with several people about my frustrations with the transition from college to graduate school to adulthood and I was reminded that I’m not the only one facing the tests of the twenties. At some point, all of us will deal with a changing body, establishing a career, finding love, making new friends, saving money, and the inevitable aging of those around us. And, on top of the serious stuff, our free time goes right out the window.
I love to wine and dine, travel, shop, read, attend concerts, play outdoors, exercise, and go out with friends, but it’s difficult to enjoy these things when you go to work all day. Learning how to balance it all and feel satisfied at the end of each day is no easy feat. If you’ve read my story about life since college, you know that I’ve often found myself wishing away the ordinary or stressful days in an attempt to speed up time. I’ve realized that this is an unhealthy mentality so I’m on a mission to take back my twenties by enjoying each and every day, not just the fun-filled days. My goal is to incorporate my enthusiasm for food, fashion, fitness, and fun, into everyday life.
I’ve been in school since age 4 and am adjusting to the 40-hour work week, so what better time than now to keep a blog documenting my mission? I know that finding a healthy way to juggle work, personal life, and fun varies from person to person, so I’ll only be able to share what works for me. My only hope is that my blog will inspire others to find balance and take back time in their own lives.
Thanks for reading!