Atlanta Adventure: The Start of Something New

Wow! When I think about living on my own for the next four months, that is the first word that comes to my mind.

As of Friday, I officially moved into my apartment in Atlanta and I start my internship tomorrow, which is honestly crazy to think about. It feels like just  Continue reading “Atlanta Adventure: The Start of Something New”

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Tracking my Fitness Journey

This past spring, I did the one thing I thought I would be waiting another couple years to do and that is retire from athletics. From five years old to my current age of nineteen, sports had always been a big part of my life. Thus, being active was also a big part of my life and once I quit retired, I had to adjust my routine to fit the gym and other workouts.

Not surprisingly, I let other parts of my life take priority so my fitness and gym time was cut significantly. Continue reading “Tracking my Fitness Journey”

Berry Banana Breakfast Smoothie

I don’t typically eat breakfast, mostly because I wake up 30 minutes before I need to be out the door, but I’ve found that an easy thing to make is smoothies. They’re super fast so you can take them to-go if you’re running late or they can be a great substitute for an actual meal if you don’t want to make anything.

I’ve recently started going to the gym in the mornings and when I get back home, I don’t want to spend a lot of time making a meal because I’m usually really hungry. So, my go-to meal has become smoothies! Continue reading “Berry Banana Breakfast Smoothie”

What it means to be a millennial: my take on ‘Younger’

In the deep rabbit hole of binge-watching Lost, I was needing a quick and funny show to watch for when Lost became too much. Thus, I stumbled upon Younger, TVLand’s take on what it means to be a 20-something find themselves in the world of being an adult.

The show starts by showing viewers Liza Miller (Sutton Foster), a 40 year old, attempting to go back to work because her cheating, soon to be ex-husband gambled away their money. Finding the search to be depressing and unsuccessful, she goes to a bar with her lesbian friend Maggie (Debi Mazar) where she meets the hot tattoo artist, Josh, a 20-something who mistakes her for her age. Maggie pitches the idea for Liza to pass herself off as a 26-year-old in order to find work in the publishing world. Post-makeover Liza lands herself a job as an assistant to a hard-ass boss, Diana Trout (Miriam Shor) at Empirical Publishing and in the process finds herself a new friend in Kelsey Peters (Hillary Duff) who wants to show her the ropes of making it in the business.

Younger was unquestionably right up my alley as it’s a comedy, has a great romance plot line or two and [third reason]. This show was easy to watch as each episode moves quickly with countless one-liners and witty banter. It’s easy to see why the show gets renewed for a new season every year.

Darren Star, the show’s creator does a good job depicting the differences between the older generation and millennials, especially through Diana Trout’s interactions with Liza. While the differences may not always paint us in a good light, it’s real and honest without making an entire generation feel useless and bad about themselves. Rather than making them entirely negative, the show highlights what millennials do well with the creation of an imprint under Empirical which is run by Kelsey.

Another thing the show does well is highlight that success comes in different forms for different people. Josh is a tattoo artist who runs his own parlor and is highlighted in the New York Times. Lauren manages the social media for a fashion company and Maggie is an artist. There are some characters with the traditional jobs but they’re no more successful than those with the nontraditional jobs. This is yet another defining characteristic of the younger generation.

Finally, Younger has a solid set of romance plot lines for every type of viewer to enjoy. There’s the will they, won’t they romance between Liza and her boss Charles, the romance from the beginning of Josh and Liza, Maggie’s ever changing women and Kelsey’s sort of stable relationship with Thad. Whether you’re looking for a defined relationship or the non-committal hookups, there is something for everyone in terms of romance in this show.

What I hope the show continues to do in the fifth season and beyond is to tackle the main point of the show, which is that it’s hard to take time to be a mom and then rejoin the workforce. Nowadays, you cannot take time to raise your kids and then start where you left your job. Younger shows that the world takes a preference to younger employees. I also hope the show continues to tackle hard topics which it addressed in the first episode of the fifth season by talking about the MeToo movement.

Star’s show has come into it’s own over the last four seasons, so it’s no wonder that the show has developed a solid fan following.

Adventures in Paris: One Final Journey

My European travels have officially come to an end. Today was my last day to explore the beautiful city of Paris so I did not waste any time.

I got my usual breakfast of hot chocolate and croissants with jam to start the day. Then Clare and myself tagged along with a group of people going to Saint Chapelle. I don’t really know much about this building but I’m glad I went because it’s beautiful on the inside. Continue reading “Adventures in Paris: One Final Journey”