adulthood

6 things that I think might happen at my high school reuinion

6 things that I think might happen at my high school reuinion

1. I won’t know anyone there. Maybe this is a real worry for some people, but my graduating class was 94 people, and I most of us were in school together since first grade. Still, I picture myself walking into a room full of strangers. 2. I will immediately revert to my high school self. I’ll immediately forget five(…)

please shut up about millennials, i’m begging you

please shut up about millennials, i’m begging you

It looks like we’re still doing this. Saying things about millennials. I asked us to stop, but I guess we’re not stopping. Fine. The latest offense comes from psychotherapist Brooke Donatone writing at Slate. She thinks we “can’t grow up” and are “unable to think for [ourselves]” because of “helicopter parenting.” I think she needs(…)

what about those fairy tales…

what about those fairy tales…

The first fairy tale that I remember hearing was the story of how my parents met. While it did not fit into a “tale type” and was not written by the Grimms, to me this story represented the ultimate fairy tale. It began once upon a time in 1985, in the far away land of(…)

how to turn 21

how to turn 21

1. Count down the days until your 21st birthday. As soon as you’re close enough to be excited, start a countdown. I may have had one going since January. I’d go around saying things like, “Guys, only 74 days until my 21st birthday! It’s so soon!!” 2. Make highly ambitious plans. Make a list of(…)

five reasons everyone should be in therapy

five reasons everyone should be in therapy

It’s probably free. Almost every university has free psychological services, and this is probably the only time in your life when you can get some amount of free therapy. At my school you can get seven sessions before they refer you to someone outside the university, but at other schools you can get free therapy(…)