Return to Sender and Why Breakups Aren’t Failures

I self-published Return to Sender October 2018, but the book took a few years of collecting and reflecting the emotions from my first serious relationship. It follows me and at my most vulnerable points. There was purpose in the organization of the poems as the book reads like a story. It starts in the heat…

Self-Confidence Wasn’t Built in a Day

Fun fact: No one really knows what they’re doing! The universe isn’t conspiring against you. In the age of instant gratification society thinks everything should happen within two days of asking for it. That is not the case with inner self-care. You can read every self-help book out there but unless you’re willing to put…

What Happened to Pittsburgh’s Nightlife?

Pittsburgh may have culture and great food but the most “livable city” lacks diversity, socioeconomic opportunity, adequate public transportation, and on a lighter note, a thriving nightlife. Maybe these things are connected to why more millennials leave the 412 than the amount that stay. I don’t know when it happened but in between moving back…

What the Future: Student Loans Are Super Sketch

Candidates are pushing student loan debt relief and they should as the current balance is over a trillion dollars. Student loan debt is a universal issue as it affects the elderly and millennials but what it did to the millennials was created a ripple effect that will take decades to repair the North American economy….

Stop Running Out of Money & Run Out of Month

I have an okay high school education and excellent college degree yet no one ever taught me about money. I however mastered the art of finding x in algebra, creating a sound structure with Popsicle sticks, how to microwave Pop-Tarts, and extensively studied the connection between South Park and the philosophy of logic. All this…

The Millennials Are Exhausted

Millennial burnout should be called exhaustion. As an overstimulated and over educated generation, we are exhausted. We’re working twice as hard as generations before us to level a playing field that wasn’t set up for us to win. Honestly, I’m not even sure if adulting is even the same game as it the generations before…

United States Wealthcare is a Turf War

Was United States healthcare ever truly invested in health? No one exactly knows when it became wealthcare or maybe it was always set up this way as capitalism is the American Way. I wasn’t surprised when a recent report named US Healthcare as the worst in the developed world. As someone who has health insurance…

Career Advice from a Millennial

My elbow isn’t broken anymore so I can type better which means my backlog of handwritten blogs is coming at you. I am in no way a career expert but I’ve done the hiring and I’ve been hired so that makes me a little qualified. I gave up on the title of this and didn’t…

Face Your Fears But Also Be Cautious

Shred Your Fears is a womens’ empowerment group that’s teaching women how to get out of their own head and face their fears through skateboarding. It was created by Maya Henry who has a lot of successes from the group. I may have broken a bone but I still enjoyed the moments, the positive people,…

Happy Mon(Daé) 25

Mon(Daé) Motivation Happy Mon(Daè). Don’t forget to make some magic this week! My elbow is still broken so I’ve been a bit of a homebody. It means more time writing and slower typing. I’m Rockin Impress nails never really fail me. I’m impressed. 412 Fresh (Events) There’s a few awesome events coming up. Here are…