That Time I Planned A Charity Event

Saturday, April 18, 2015

First of all, it's over. Finished, done-zo, it has come to an end.

The last month and a half, I poured my everything into a philanthropy event for my sorority, and while I knew it would be an experience to remember, I ended up learning a heck of a lot more than I thought I would.

photo via Style Me Pretty
Because I really wish someone had gone through everything with me before I signed up, happily agreeing to take on a life-consuming project, I have decided to share with you all my successes and mistakes:

Real Talk: Living Alone

Sunday, April 5, 2015

It has been officially three months since I embarked on my latest journey: living by myself. It's weird, I never really thought about how I've always lived with other people until the day my best friend (who was staying with me for the first week after I moved in) left for her own place in the city. Bam. There I was, sitting on my - thankfully super comfortable - bed, in silence.


I've talked a lot about roommates before, and have been blessed with some amazing people to share an apartment with, so why did I make the leap to living solo before I even graduated from college? To tell you the truth, I'm not really sure. Logistically, it just made sense. I was coming back to Chicago from Paris and figured the apartment search for one would be easier, plus I didn't want the added stress of finding a new roommate - something about having already had great roommates and not wanting to test my luck with another stranger? Either way, I made the decision a while back and just stuck with it. Despite the insane difficulty of finding a place in January (seriously, don't ever try it) and hauling my stuff down here in the midst of winter (thank you X a million to my parents, bestie & little for helping!!), I made it.
I can't say I haven't had a few breakdowns here and there, but I made it.
And to celebrate my three monthiversary of being I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T (well, sorta) I am bringing you all some advice on taking the plunge to live with you, yourself and...you.

State of the Union: April 2nd 2015

Thursday, April 2, 2015

I fell off the blogosphere again. That seems to happen in winter months, doesn't it? It's a little counterintuitive, because you'd think with all that snow and cold, I'd want to stay in and write, but it honestly makes me so lethargic. I was made for warmer weather in more ways than one!

Now that spring quarter has begun and Chicago is out of its (seemingly permanent) frozen state, things have taken a turn for the better. There's just something about long strolls sans a parka that cannot be explained. I'm gearing up for the busiest quarter yet - with my fall graduation creeping closer, full course load, work schedule, internships and a heavy social calendar - but, if you didn't know by know, I do my best when I'm busy! So here's a little update on where I stand at the moment: