Stressed Out? Write in a journal

An open journal with blank pages and a blue satin bookmark on a floral bed

In Amy Poehler’s book “Yes Please”, she has the idea that there’s a time and a place for everything: “No one says good things about people in their diaries. You tell people the good things. Diaries are for the bad things!”

Sometimes I feel like journal writing is underappreciated. We post so much about what’s going on in our lives to our hundreds of colleagues, because we want them to know what’s happening. Why wouldn’t we? A lot can change over time, and talking about our accomplishments and, within reason, failures can reach tons of people at once and avoid the awkward questions at reunions of all sorts.

That being said, with the majority of employers checking, it’s probably best to post wisely.

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I’m (Almost) 23, I guess Nobody Likes Me

Emily smiling while with her birthday dessert that has a sparkler
This was taken four years ago. Four years ago, was the last day that I would celebrate my birthday as a teenager. What?

In a week, I will have a year to find out if what Blink-182 says is true. Does no one really like you when you’re 23?

If you haven’t hit your 20s yet, I’m here to tell you that while they can be a lot of fun, they’re confusing. You want to have as much fun as you can, because you’re still young. At the same time, you want to get yourself together and fulfill your (*gulp!*) adult responsibilities. Half of the people you know in your age group are at the clubs, while the other half are either getting married and/or having kids.

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