This morning a dear friend of mine texted me an inspirational quote, as she usually does most mornings,  that really made me stop and reflect. It read: "Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path." Wow.  If you've been following along with my posts over the last year, you'd know [...]

One Year Blog Anniversary!

Today, I got a reminder from Timehop that exactly a year ago I started my blog. Wow! While I haven’t kept up with it as much as I originally intended to, nor did I write about what I intentionally set out to write about, I have been so humbled by the amount of support and [...]

10 Gifts Under $35 You Need to Buy Your Twenty-Something Gal Pals for the Holidays

10 Gifts Under $35 You Need to Buy Your Twenty-Something Gal Pals for the Holidays

Y'all!!! It's finally Thanksgiving break for me, and I cannot wait to stuff my face with all the food, spend some much needed quality time with my family, and SHOP! But if you're anything like me, buying your girlfriends gifts for the holidays can be freaking stressful. As a graduate assistant who has no other [...]

Let’s Talk About Therapy: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

  Today is World Mental Health Day, so I want to get real with you. A few days ago, I shared on my Instagram (@ashburgett) that this summer was really rough for me. I experienced one of the most traumatic life events that I wouldn't wish on anyone (although I know it happens all the [...]

I’m One Hot Millennial Mess

A little over fifteen months ago, I graduated from college with a BA in Business Administration and a minor in English. Right after graduation, I moved into my boyfriend's mom's house for the summer until we figured out our next move. We both had been accepted to graduate programs, but had yet to make a [...]

The Purge: What I Realized From Deleting “Friends” From My Social Media

  “Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day.” — Unknown In my recent post about studying abroad, I talked about how we (as well as those we follow) often share videos on various social media outlets to raise awareness about current global issues. However, if your newsfeeds [...]

Starting Fresh: 16 Goals I Want To Accomplish By The End Of This Year

So far, 2017 has been a never-ending struggle with accountability and motivation. At the end of 2016, I was so determined to stick to my New Year's resolutions list and finally make 2017 the year I actually follow through with my goals. But, I’m pretty sure I gave up New Year’s day. It was so easy [...]

Confessions of a NARP

Confessions of a NARP

*N.A.R.P. - Non-athletic regular person. What’s that saying? You don’t know what you have until it’s gone? Ugh, could anything be more relevant? After three years of practices, games, countless injuries, aching muscles, and the inevitable drama that comes with being on a team of ~18 women, it’s safe to say that I was sooo [...]

I am Rory Gilmore, Rory Gilmore is me.

"I can't believe I'm in the blogosphere." - Rory Gilmore I often catch myself comparing myself to Rory Gilmore. We both figured out what we wanted to do with our lives at a young age: Rory, a journalist, myself, a lawyer. We both spent countless hours on studying, participating in extra-curricular activities, agonizing over potential jobs, [...]