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

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 time), [...]

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 [...]

Re-Evaluating Intentions

Originially, I started this blog to force myself to write and express my thoughts and opinions more frequently. I felt like the only time I ever wrote was for school, and I could feel myself starting to resent writing altogether. I felt that writing essays upon essays about the Brontë's and creating memos and newsletters [...]

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 [...]