#Upandcoming #Quarterlifer

Reclaiming the quarter-life crisis, one hashtag at a time

#Blogtops Challenge: 10 Things Never to Say/Do to Someone Who’s Trying to Lose Weight

Continuing along with our #blogtops challenge is this week’s theme: HEALTH.

Now, I’m under no illusion that weight loss=health. I’m not even going to try and kid you and say that the reason’s I’ve worked so hard (usually) on weight loss are entirely health related. Having grown up doing performance arts (circus, dance…) that required my body to be put on display in spandex costumes has made me hyper-aware of how I look at all times and so that is always a prime motivator for me. Still, because we are still a society that equates a certain “look” to health, I figured this was as good a place as any to talk about the things people say and do that really grind my gears when I’m trying to lose weight.

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#BlogTops Challenge: Chinoiserie

Last night I had the pleasure of my first official outing with Theoroi, the young professionals group of the Schubert Club. I plan on delving deeper into our visit to the Dakota Jazz Club in an upcoming blog post. However, since the next 20-One Word #BlogTops for 20-Somethings topic is COCKTAIL, I thought I would take this opportunity to talk a bit about a new one I tried last night.

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#BlogTops Challenge: 5 Ways to Inject School into Your “Grown-Up” Life

If you follow my Twitter at all you may have heard about my friend djohns03 ‘s  and my 20 One-Word #BlogTops for 20-Somethings. We’re on Week 1 of out 20-week blogging challenge and our first topic is….SCHOOL! (For my friend’s thought on the subject, visit his blog at: http://djohns03.wordpress.com/)

As we find ourselves at the end of September, most Kindergartners and College students alike find themselves beginning to settle into their back-to-school routines. That exciting back-to-school feeling that comes from new markers, clean, fresh paper, and new clothes has begun to fade for most part as stress from tests, quizzes, and homework settle in its place. The promises of Thanksgiving break or the even earlier, MEA Weekend for all you Minnesotans, dangle like a hanging carrot— urging us forward.

Like it or lump it, the nice thing about being in school is that it puts natural breaks in your routine. There’s always something to look forward to, like a  holiday, or something to dread like turning in a project that’s been plaguing you. As an #upandcoming #quarterlifer who finds myself in one of those pesky real life type jobs, it’s hard to find that same punctuation in my own life. Something I’ve been trying to do recently is inject “school-like” experiences into my life to help spice it up a bit and break the routine of going to my 9 to 5 everyday.

Here’s my tips for you to do the same! 

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