[As seen in Creston News Advertiser, November 5, 2015]
I walked out of the glass doors onto a large piece of triangle pavement and a sudden wave of the smell of garbage, grime and pollution slammed into me. The smell, however, was accompanied by a view of stories-tall buildings with lights flashing and painted words on the walls.
Unfortunately, my first minute of New York City wasn’t the most pleasant of experiences, but that only made the rest of the trip that much more amazing.
Continue reading Girl on Fire: How NYC and Princeton compare to Iowa
[As seen in Creston News Advertiser, June 18, 2015]
One of my favorite things to do with my coworkers is talk about books and movies. We have such varying degrees of respect for different genres that sometimes it makes for interesting conversation hearing what two opposite-thinkers think about one bit of entertainment.
Continue reading Girl on Fire: Writing might be in the stars
[As seen in Creston News Advertiser, September 4, 2014]
For those who don’t know yet, I recently got a cat. He’s a black and white thing, about a year and a-half old, and is named Pawter (since I’m a big Harry Potter nerd and love puns).
Continue reading Girl on Fire: Cats are big, but fun, responsibilities
[As seen in Creston News Advertiser, August 21, 2014]
Recently, I have been seeing news stories pop up about raising children and how much it costs to do that.
Having children is one of the furthest things from my mind. I’m 25 years old, single and working a job with inconsistent hours. To be honest, even if I had a job with steady hours and a husband, I’m not sure I would want a child.
Continue reading Girl on Fire: The cost of children