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March 31, 2020

Since March 13th (which I pointed out recently was Friday the 13th), I've been spending my days at home trying to maintain as somewhat similar social life I had pre-Coronavirus through group virtual hangouts, "happy hours" and chats. In conversations with other markete...

February 29, 2020

Over the last few years, interests in alternative belief systems like astrology have been on the rise due to multiple factors: a shared feeling of uncertainty in today's sociopolitical and economic climate, embrace of new belief systems more welcoming to marginaliz...

January 31, 2020

Six or seven years ago, I was at a low point in my life. I was recently single, had five figures in student loans and a very stressful, demanding job.  I had a relative pass away and I didn't feel I was close enough to anyone to talk about it. I realized how much I had...

December 20, 2019

With the end of this decade, is the end of an era: the first ten years of my full adult life. 

For kicks, I decided to look back at my old Wordpress blog that I started back in college in 2008, named simply but appropriately My Name Is Reb. My first post was a...

December 4, 2019

Last month I accomplished what I once thought was impossible: paying off nearly $100k in student loans, which included interest, my Public Relations degree, minor in Fine Arts, an Independent Honors Study, housing and food during undergrad, a study abroad experience in...

November 4, 2019

This past month I traveled to Washington, D.C. to give a presentation for work. As I sat in the back of the cab heading to my hotel, we passed by the Washington Monument and I remembered one of the first times I went to the nation's capital. It was a field trip with my...

September 30, 2019

Last weekend I was listening to the THRIVE Talks Podcast's Season 2 finale with artist consultant Pennylane Shen and she mentioned a phrase that I never heard of before that stuck with me: "bankable time". She referenced it in a conversation about how a frequent questi...

September 6, 2019

This past Labor Day Weekend, Eric and I traveled to Iceland for the first time. We were there for about four days, which gave us enough time to explore Reykjavík, drive the Golden Circle, and do a day trip to Vik and back. Some people commented that it was a short amou...

August 1, 2019

I spent most of my summers throughout childhood and college essentially living in camp clothes: hand-me-down gym shorts and various selections of past day camp and volleyball shirts. I attended and then volunteered at the local Girl Scouts camp from ages 12 to 17 and d...

June 26, 2019

This month I started reading Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011 by Lizzy Goodman, which describes itself as "an intriguing oral history of the post-9/11 decline of the old-guard music industry and rebirth of the New York rock...

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