Meagh’s Music Monday: Courtney Barnett

Though Courtney Barnett, a 30-year-old singer-songwriter from Australia, released her second solo LP a couple weeks ago (Tell Me How You Really Feel, May 18)...that is not what I'm here to talk about. While it is a great album, I revisited the rest of her discography on a recent long drive and knew I had to … Continue reading Meagh’s Music Monday: Courtney Barnett

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everyone is confused about what “business casual” means

Long gone are the days of employees exclusively wearing suits and pencil skirts to work,  and good riddance! As businesses develop office cultures that are more casual, their dress codes have begun to echo that.  Employees can more easily express their personality in the workplace through their wardrobes. While my somewhat professional opinion (as Associate … Continue reading everyone is confused about what “business casual” means

ten things recent graduates should NOT write in a cover letter

The history of the cover letter is a pretty interesting one. Its origins date back to the 1950s, beginning with a New York Times job ad for an industrial paint chemist. “Submit resume with cover letter" is what it read. Since then, the cover letter has become an inevitable and tedious part of each job application. … Continue reading ten things recent graduates should NOT write in a cover letter

you & your friends will survive long-distance friendships just fine

When one of my closest friends got a job right after graduation, you could say I was a bit down.  Our moms met when they were each pregnant with their respective child (seriously!), so to not have that familiarity and that presence in my life was horrifying.  No longer would she be able to come over … Continue reading you & your friends will survive long-distance friendships just fine

nine things guys say when they find out you are chronically ill

Dating is hard enough by itself and having a chronic illness adds an additional level of complications. So yes, I’d like you to accept my normal "crazy girl" stuff, but I also need you to understand, accept, and deal with the chronic illness I face everyday. That’s a super awesome elevator speech for dating if I’ve ever … Continue reading nine things guys say when they find out you are chronically ill

no regrets?

I was wearing nothing but socks, a thong, and a Spider-Man mask. My focus intensified directly on that back door. I saw it in my sight, but just barely... running, running, running, SMASH! The back door was locked. Panic arose—my raw skin frosted by the air-conditioned convenience store. I went to spin myself around, but my … Continue reading no regrets?