Hookup or Happily Ever After?

She receives an all too familiar text Friday night reading, “Hey. What are you up to later?” She reads it and ignores it for thirty minutes to come off aloof to him, the guy she’s been hooking up with for four months. All of her weekend “non-dates” have had the elegance and charmlessness of a keg stand…but hey, at least she doesn’t have to deal with the emotional entanglement of a relationship being a twenty-six year old young professional in pursuit of becoming successful in a high paying career. Continue reading Hookup or Happily Ever After?

Remember KONY 2012?? Me Neither

I watched the compelling 30 minute documentary and was blown away by the effective and powerful message the filmmakers managed to convey for the non-profit Invisible Children.  I deliberated for a few moments, and then thought this is important.  I clicked the share button on Facebook and joined the barrage of Facebook users who also felt compelled to hop on the bandwagon and share the video.   Continue reading Remember KONY 2012?? Me Neither

The New Kids on the Block

Does your child watch too much TV? Is your child lazy and unmotivated? Does your child spend more than 5 hours a day in front of a computer screen? I feel like these are negative questions that are based on our technology loving generation, but who’s fault is it? An article from whattoexpect.com suggests that it’s the parents who instill these bad habits in their children from a very young age. We are brought up watching TV and playing with our smart phones, but it’s because our parents allow it.  Continue reading The New Kids on the Block

Keep on Keepin’ on

When I first read the prompt and how it was about measuring “how much of a millennial” we are I instantly thought about my relationship with technology. I could imagine people having the same reaction. Due to the up rise, advancements, and innovations that have taken place with technology throughout the last two decades I think it is safe to assume that this would be a huge differentiating point between Millennials and Generation Xers. Millenials never had to be introduced to the idea of technology, but rather had to adjust to the changes that have been made in existing technology that make our lives “easier” and more “efficient”. This tendency to accept technology reminded me of Orr’s article and one of the specific reasons he says we are unsustainable- that we “dominate nature.” Continue reading Keep on Keepin’ on