TEA= Transitioning early adults. The adulting blog that doesn’t pretend to know the answers, but is trying to find them.
Over the past few weeks the country, and world, is struggling with a high amount of layoffs. While this is a horrible time to be laid off due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation, this is also an opportunity to reevaluate your career path. When I have ventured into the scary world of jobContinue reading “A New Series: Finding your Dream Job”
Happy Monday (or whenever you are reading this)! These past couple of weeks, I have been quarantining with my parents; and with that, comes a lot of change for me. Waking up to hearing a dog barking, sharing a TV with two other people, and coordinating schedules are all new things to me. For thoseContinue reading “Boundary Setting”
This week I decided to get a bit fancy with my meals. My boyfriends and I went to the grocery store when all this coronavirus craziness began and there was NOTHING, not even bread. So for the first two weeks of quarantines we were living off of frozen pizza and mac and cheese. ButContinue reading “What I made this week- Week of March 30th – AKA week 3 of Coronavirus quarantine”
Hello everyone. I hope everyone is staying safe and practicing social distancing. I would like to take a break from all the Coronavirus talk and write about one of my favorite hobbies: Cooking! If you’re reading this thinking, “I hate cooking,” there is NO BETTER time than now to master this super easy craft. HereContinue reading “Mastering the art of basic cooking”
As we are entering our third (or second? I don’t look at calendars anymore) week of quarantine/ social isolation, I am starting to lose some of the motivation I had at the beginning. The more time we spend in isolation, the more time it seems to be extended, and I’m sometimes having trouble seeing theContinue reading “How I’m Staying Healthy”
This past week, I’ve really been struggling with what it means to be “selfish”. Working from home, I am loving distance from my coworkers, the hustle and bustle of the courthouse, and, quite frankly, the clients. Guilt begins to set in when I think about how I am enjoying my time at home while othersContinue reading “Selfish or Self Care?”
There’s no need to point out the obvious; what we are going through as a collective society the last couple weeks is unprecedented. I don’t want to rehash the details, because frankly, the more people talk about it, the more anxious I become. Given my predisposition to anxiety (aka generalized anxiety disorder) and the worldContinue reading “Making the best of your “quarantime””
When asked to describe my life during my schooling years in one word, I would probably say “sheltered”. As many of you may know, or may have picked up on by reading my posts, I am a practicing Catholic, and have attended Catholic schools my whole life. Naturally, many friends and colleagues of mine wereContinue reading “What Spirituality Means to Me”
On the heels of Bachelor Peter’s announcement that he WILL NOT be pursuing a relationship with Madison I would like to continue my rant on The Bachelor’s two night season finale. Let’s talk about Barb: the overbearing, emotional mother America hates right now. Barb spent a good portion of Tuesday night’s episode roasting Peter (herContinue reading “Mother Knows Best”
Last night in Part 1 of the season finale of the bachelor, front-runner Madison Prewett left the show after a dramatic back-and-forth with bachelor, Peter Weber. The couple was fighting about the fact that Weber had slept with the other two women left on the show, as this went against Prewett’s religious beliefs. Weber wasContinue reading “Why I don’t believe “love can conquer all””
When I was in high school, I had a plan for my future. When people would ask me what I wanted to do for my career or study in college, I would give an almost robotic answer, that would go something like this: I will study psychology, preferably at a school that has a sportsContinue reading “Plans vs. Goals”
I turn 24 next Saturday y’all!!! I’m officially in my mid-20s! In light of that, I would love to share with you 24 of my favorite things in the world. From books and podcasts to make-up and jeans, these are the 24 things that make me, me! (Obviously, this post is not sponsored by anyContinue reading “These are a few of my favorite things!”
Talking is easy; communication is hard. Shockingly, at one point in my life, I was shy. Meeting new people as a small child, I would cower behind my mother’s legs, speak in a quavering voice if someone asked me a simple question, such as: “What is your name?”. Overcoming my shyness was a long andContinue reading “Speak Your Needs”
Do your parents call your grandparents by their first names? My dad has called his dad “Ray” for my whole life. When did that start? And will I ever call my parents Jeff and Berny? That possibility always seemed unlikely, up until about 10 months ago. 10 months ago my parents went through a prettyContinue reading “Parenting your parents”
Attending Catholic school as a young child makes my first memories of learning about sex, well….awkward. To this day, I will always remember our seventh grade religion teacher, who was a very old and slightly obease nun, and how she chose to teach our sex lesson. Each student was given a certain scenario that weContinue reading “Sex, Religion, and The Bachelor”
“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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