Author Archives: kate.allison

Making (And Keeping) New Friends

Nothing kills your social life like a two-year global pandemic. Not only was it virtually impossible to meet new people, but keeping up with existing friends could at times be an emotionally exhausting task. Can anyone else relate? The good … Continue reading

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Take a Sick Day

This morning, my partner woke up and immediately told me he’s not going to work today. He’s been feeling sick for a few days, and while he’s pretty sure it’s just allergies, he decided he needs time to rest if … Continue reading

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5 Ways to “Get Yourself Out There”

Have you ever been in a rut in life, and someone tells you to just “get yourself out there?” What does that even mean? As we’re still grappling with the pandemic, many of us continue to feel isolated and scared … Continue reading

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The Musical Soundtrack You Should Listen To Based on Your Favorite Artist/Genre

Listen, musical theatre gets a bad rap – and honestly, it can be deserved. A lot of what is considered “classic” musical theatre is pretty outdated and unrelatable. But it’s 2022 and theatre isn’t dead! The genre of musical theatre … Continue reading

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Opinion: The Monday After Daylight Saving Time Starts Should be a National Holiday

Let me just start by saying this is a joke – kind of. I have been a longstanding member of the group that wants to eradicate daylight saving time entirely, but as the years go on it seems like that … Continue reading

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Should You Go to Grad School?

Back in May 2020, the pandemic had only just started, I was between jobs, and not really sure what my future would be. From very early in my college career, I had been considering the option of going to graduate … Continue reading

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The Magic of Public Libraries

When I was young, a brand-new public library opened right next to my elementary school, which was also walking distance from where I lived. It was magical – spacious and full of color, and the children’s section had a series … Continue reading

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Great Resignation or Great Reshuffle?

You’ve seen the signs like the one above everywhere. While it’s most noticeable in customer service industries like food service and retail, organizations across all industries are complaining about a “labor shortage”. But the shortage is not in the labor … Continue reading

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Inner Child in the Snow

Well, the holidays certainly weren’t as normal as we were expecting, and now we’re suddenly back to teleworking, so joy and cheer have been seriously hard to come by. But, in the middle of this dreary, turbulent January, we have … Continue reading

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The Rise of “Cozy Games”

I have never considered myself much of a “gamer”, but in hindsight I have been an avid player of videogames since I was a young child. I got my first Nintendo DS at 8 years old, I played on the … Continue reading

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