Staying Busy: A Coping Mechanism to Avoid the Present

When I was first offered my full-time job, I considered dropping all of my part-time commitments: coaching fitness classes, running the CHAARG Blog, being captain of Scorch, and some other smaller-scale involvements. I knew my job would be hard, and I wouldn't necessarily need to work other jobs or build my resume more than I had … Continue reading Staying Busy: A Coping Mechanism to Avoid the Present

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It’s Still the Law: How the ACA Is Changing How We View Insurance

Today, Trump was defeated in repealing the Affordable Care Act. This week, I’ve been trying to figure out what insurance I’m going to enroll in. I’ve got premiums and deductibles on my mind. Yeah, it’s awesome that Obamacare is still going to exist, but this decision does more than further prove Trump’s idiocracy. It shows the … Continue reading It’s Still the Law: How the ACA Is Changing How We View Insurance

Small Talk: 4 Things to Talk About Other than the Weather or Politics

I hate small talk. Hate. It. Talking about the weather or TV is boring, current events usually pisses someone off, and mere observations about others can often be interpreted as judgments or microaggressions. I’m not perfect and sometimes awkward moments really must be filled with words, but there are lots of other topics you can … Continue reading Small Talk: 4 Things to Talk About Other than the Weather or Politics