Why I Love Girl Crushes

I have a lot of girl crushes. I might possibly have more girl crushes than I have regular crushes on men. I mean, I can flip through a couple Instagram photos of a shirtless dude celebrity and then move on, but when I have a girl crush, I scour her social media all the way back to…

Talk to Me Tuesday: Losing a Friend

Q: I had a really good friend who I was super close with. I told him things I’ve never told anyone. He moved away and kept in touch for a while but now he hasn’t answered my text in months. I thought we were so close and I miss him. Should I point it out…

Music for Working Out

I believe with my whole heart that a good playlist is vital for a successful workout. You have to stack the whole thing with songs that hype you up to an annoying degree. The kind of songs that, if they came on in a bar, you would instantly speak over whoever you’re with to let them…

Ten Things You Know If You Grew Up In Wisconsin

I am a Wisconsinite through and through. After being born and raised in a little town outside of Madison, I took my big city dreams and moved to Milwaukee…. ….It’s funny if you’re from Wisconsin. Wisconsin isn’t exactly the most popular destination in this country and unless you live here, it’s a place most people…

I Tried the Ragnar Relay

For those of you that don’t know, the Ragnar Relay is a special event made for people who enjoy soreness, smelliness, and sleep deprivation. It is a 200-ish mile relay run from Friday morning until Saturday afternoon, in our case, from Madison to Chicago. At 5:30 am on Friday, I met up with six people…

An Open Letter to the Guys at the Gym

Dear Guys at the Gym, I’m so glad that I get to see all of you every day. My 5 pm – 6 pm gang. We all get to hang out in silence. Inches from each other, moving around heavy stuff and ignoring each other’s presences with headphones in. I know all of your names. Well,…

Talk to Me: Writer’s Block

Q: How do you get over writer’s block? A: Now here is one I can relate to. I’m supposed to post five blogs a week, but that happens about 1/3 of the time. So, I definitely understand the struggle, dear reader. There is no feeling more frustrating than staring at a blank word document for…

My Favorite Songs

Last week, Dark Blue was on my emo throwback playlist. I mentioned that it is my favorite song in the universe. That got me thinking, what is it that makes this song so special to me? Actually, what is it about all of the songs I hold dearest to my heart that makes me listen…