I GOT THE JOB

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 [...]

Do, Re, Mi, Fa, So Freakin’ Done with Grad School

Do, Re, Mi, Fa, So Freakin’ Done with Grad School

For those of you who aren't keeping up with my blog or haven't had the chance to read some of my most recent posts, I've had a love-hate relationship with my grad program over the last year. After this summer, I was ready to drop out, but decided I just needed to finish. However, here I [...]

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 [...]

Putting Down Roots

Putting Down Roots

Over the last few years, I've struggled with the idea of putting down roots. When will it happen? Where will I eventually settle? Am I wasting away my life moving all around or am I gaining experience? I moved to South Carolina for undergrad and each summer I would move to a different city with [...]

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 [...]

Why I’m (Still) So Obsessed With My Study Abroad Experience

Why I’m (Still) So Obsessed With My Study Abroad Experience

On September 5, 2015, I got on a plane to study abroad for the semester in Shanghai, China. Prior to this, I had only traveled outside of the US once and that was to the Bahamas on a cruise (which, let's be honest, to a Floridian that's basically the equivalent of going to your next-door [...]