adulting

A Letter To The Old Me

In the past year-two years I have changed so much. To the point where 21 year old, college Nikki probably wouldn’t recognize who I am today. And in a good way. I still have some of those insecurities that hung around in the back of my mind, but wow have those voices turned into whispers.… Continue reading A Letter To The Old Me

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adulting

Growth is Uncomfortable

Falling into the “young adult” category is possibly the most confusing time to be alive. In certain scenarios you are expected to act like an adult and know what you are doing, like when filing your taxes and paying off student loans. Then in other situations you get the short end of the stick for… Continue reading Growth is Uncomfortable

adulting

Let Me Tell You ‘Bout My Best Friends: Galentine’s Day Edition

I am so incredibly lucky to be loved by a sincerely wonderful group of friends. I have people I can turn to at any time of day or night, all over the country, who would be there for me in a second if I needed them. And they know for certain that I would always… Continue reading Let Me Tell You ‘Bout My Best Friends: Galentine’s Day Edition

adulting

Go Set Those Goals

Throughout my life, I feel like the idea of setting goals was drilled into my head. Especially in school, we had goals for everything, from what grade we wanted to get in a class to what job we were aiming for post-grad. Everything I did was carefully calculated and executed based on goals that I… Continue reading Go Set Those Goals

adulting

Who Are You?: The Tween Magazine Edition

Remember when you were 12 and you would go grocery shopping with your mom, how you would grab the Tiger Beat Magazine and scroll to the quiz section to find out how to define your personality (and who your celeb crush should be)? Well to mix it up and keep it fun, I’m going to… Continue reading Who Are You?: The Tween Magazine Edition

adulting, Advice

The Good, The Bad, and The Sappy….Yes, I’m Talking About Relationships

Part of this weird lifestage called “adulthood” is watching and being involved in romantic relationships. Post-college, these things take on a whole new meaning. You start seeing friends move in with their significant others, things start to get more serious, you now understand the meaning of “wedding season”. The whole ordeal is quite a lot… Continue reading The Good, The Bad, and The Sappy….Yes, I’m Talking About Relationships

fitness

Training for a Marathon: The Workplace Edition

It's not easy. Balancing a full time job, a social life (well kinda social), being an "adult", and also training for a marathon. It's a lot of work just finding the hours to fit in training runs, speed work, and don't get me started on long runs. Distance running is a time consuming sport and… Continue reading Training for a Marathon: The Workplace Edition

Advice

I Should Not Be Writing An Advice Column

I am not Carrie Bradshaw. Though, I’m not sure how qualified she was to write an advice column either. I am 23 and working in an exhausting city at my first professional job. I am in that weird in-between spot where I’m not in college anymore, but not yet an adult. I pay my own… Continue reading I Should Not Be Writing An Advice Column