Topic: growing-up

How Adopting An Adult Uniform Has Helped Me Grow Up

How Adopting An Adult Uniform Has Helped Me Grow Up

We measure our current selves against the ones we remember from this time last year with the hopes that we have become smarter, cooler, more attractive, more successful versions of ourselves. Usually during this reflection I find that my hair looks a little better and maybe I feel a littler wiser but often times there never seems to be any really tangible, easily articulable evidence of growth… until this year. More »

On The Importance Of Growing Up With Adulting Author Kelly Williams Brown

On The Importance Of Growing Up With Adulting Author Kelly Williams Brown

As frequent readers of The Gloss know, I (as well as many of my fellow writers, I’m sure) am terrified of the future. It’s difficult to know what direction we’re all going on, let along how to get to the destination we want, let alone whether that destination is actually what we want anyway. But one thing is for sure: we are going get older, and we can only choose how to face that fact. If you, like us, are a bit utterly confused as to how to go about becoming an adult, then you should absolutely pick up Adulting: How To Become A Grown-Up In 468 Easy(ish) Steps by Kelly Williams Brown. More »

Pregnant? A Half-Hour Emergency.

Pregnant? A Half-Hour Emergency.

Sitting at brunch with my friend Meagan one day, we started talking about the differences between our 20s and 30s.

At the start of our 20s, our priorities were (and these are more or less in order) doing well at work, dancing until 4 a.m., karaoke, drinking, and trying to make a dollar from fifteen cents. As the years progressed, relationships started, burned, then fizzled. Friends who moved to New York with us moved back to Florida, went to L.A., or found another corner of the country to call home. Other, shall we say, acquaintances we only saw at 2 a.m. eventually stopped calling us, and us them. Apartment and roommate merry go-rounds slowed and settled.

Then we turned 30. More »