TEA= Transitioning early adults. The adulting blog that doesn’t pretend to know the answers, but is trying to find them.
Happy Friday ya’ll. Today I want to talk about my wonderful boyfriend Gianni. Gianni and I met while studying abroad in Italy and have been dating for over 3 years now. When we graduated from college we decided to move in together! We have now been living together for almost two years and it isContinue reading “Domesticated-ish”
“Got any plans tonight?” coworkers asked on Friday (which, in case you were not aware, was Valentine’s Day), with raised eyebrows. I shyly responded no, that I would be heading up to the mountains with my parents, and had to face their looks of apparent disappointment. “Single shaming” is a real phenomenon for those ofContinue reading “All the single shaming, all the single shaming (now put your hands up!)”
The first time I ever (legally) bought alcohol was a week after I got home from studying abroad in Italy. In Italy, 12-year-olds can drink fairly openly, so presenting an ID was never a problem. But coming back to America was a different story. After I had spent 30 minutes picking out champagne at aContinue reading “Overcoming the Imposture Syndrome”
A couple of weeks ago, while innocently playing basketball on a cold day, something unprecedented happened; I pulled a muscle in my back. Being the hypochondriac I am, I immediately assumed the worst: lung problems, kidney failure… you know the drill. After lying down for a couple of hours and taking Tylenol, I was confrontedContinue reading “The Balancing Act”
Coming out of college I was offered a job with a starting salary of $75,000 dollars. That’s more money than a lot of people 10+ years into their career make. I was living large! But when that job got in the way of my mental health and I was far from doing something I liked,Continue reading “Money, money, money must be funny, in a rich man's world”
Throughout the course of a day or a week, we assume many different roles. During the day, I am an advocate (my job), but when I leave, I take on the role of avid yogi, friend, daughter, sister, committee member, and more. I don’t always notice when I switch from role to role, but thereContinue reading “Why I listen to (and ignore) my self talk”
If you are close to my age, or know anyone who is close to my age, you’ve probably enountered the word “adulting”. Every time I pour myself a glass of wine and actually cook myself dinner (which, by the way, is not as frequent as it should be), I will praise myself for “adulting”, and,Continue reading “What is "adulting" anyway?”
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About Monica: I’m 23 years old, living in the delightful Denver area, where I grew up. I’m already working my second post graduation job (millenials, am I right?) and still feel as though I am seeking my purpose. While I won’t pretend to actually know any of the answers, I will enjoy the process of trying to figure it out and share that with you all.
About Meghan: Hi! I’m Meghan, Monica’s best friend (or at least I have self-proclaimed myself as such) I have lived in Denver, CO my whole life, Literally. I went to the University of Colorado Boulder SKO BUFFS and since graduating from there have been trying to figure out life as an adult. In my 1.5 years of living in the adult world, I haven’t learned much, but I have learned how to grow in times for hardship and I hope to share some of that advice with you!
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