Sarah Daniel

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Why I’ve Embraced the Vegetarian Life

Growing up means really starting to live a life more true to yourself. Over the past 6 months I have changed one area of my life that I think is really representative of this definition of growing up. And it has to do with food.

We’ve all heard the phrase “you are what you eat,” and recently I actually started to understand what that could mean for myself. What we eat expresses who we are just as much as what we choose to wear, or the things we do in our free time.

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Saying Goodbye to College and Party Girl

 don’t know about you, but letting go of college was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. Leaving college meant leaving the place that held everything for me: my friends, my job, and the freedom to do whatever I wanted whenever I wanted.

After graduation I moved back home with my parents and began looking for jobs. Life was less than glorious and pretty boring. While looking for jobs was hard, it was even harder watching my social media feeds blow up with my friends who were still in school, living up the nights we used to live together.

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New Perspective: I Am Actually Going to Survive the Job Hunt

I don’t know if many people can say this, but the day I lost my job was the best day of my life. Although I was happy to have a job and an income, that was about the extent of my happiness. It was really sad to think I wasn’t enjoying the majority of the hours in my week because they were being spent at a job I hated.

As I was leaving work that day, which was less of leaving and more of being forced out the door, I immediately picked up the phone and called the camp director of the summer camp I had worked for since I was 16. I left her a voicemail filled with tears and desperation, telling her I needed a place to go for the summer. She called me back immediately and said, “Can you be here tomorrow?” And I was there. 

Why I Travel Alone (and Love it!)

By Sarah Daniel

Traveling happens to be one of my favorite things. And it comes as a surprise to many that it's something I often do alone.  I can’t tell you how many times people have said to me, “I can’t believe you do that. I could never do that.  Isn’t that scary?” First off, you can do it, you simply have to give it a try.  And second, it’s not scary at all--just incredibly freeing.

How to Live Outside your Perfect Timeline

By Sarah Daniel

There is something each and every one of us 20-somethings NEED to hear.

STOP PUTTING SO MUCH PRESSURE ON YOURSELF.

The idea that you need to cross the finish line of your life a quarter of the way through is ridiculous. Too often I hear my fellow 20-somethings planning out their lives as if it’s as easy as timelines and deadlines.

How to Not Lose Touch with your College Best Friend

By Sarah Daniel

One of the biggest life changes for me after college has been the amount of friends I  lost.  I went to a large university and being a student and going out a lot, left me with an overwhelming amount of friends while I was in school. Let’s be real, some were less of friends and more of acquaintances. 

It’s easy to keep friendships going when you are in the same place doing the same things, but it takes a lot more effort to maintain those friendships once you leave your shared space.

How I Booked A Whole Trip From My iPhone

By Sarah Daniel

I just booked a 2 night trip to New York in under 10 minutes, and that’s kind of incredible when you think about it. My plane ticket, hotel, and car rental were all secured through a 5” x 3” box in my hand. Welcome to the future. 

When I was a kid, my mom made a full time salary as a travel agent doing that exact same thing. MIND BLOWN. Planning this trip made me realize that my smart phone can actually run my entire life and I’m not fighting it at all.  

How to Not be an Open Macbook: Balancing My Digital Life

By Sarah Daniel

I find my 20-something experience is very different than the one my parents lived through. Although we are living in the same world, I often feel like older generations don’t really understand my world at all. ‘That world’ being the “World Wide Web” (it’s funny because those older generations are probably the only ones really calling it the “World Wide Web”). For us 20-somethings it has become normal to use the internet to make a large amount of our private lives public.  In doing so, I find I am constantly trying to find a balance between my online world and my real world.

How I’m Barely Surviving the Job Hunt

By Sarah Daniel

I graduated college 2 years ago thinking and feeling like I was on top of the world. They handed me a degree, and in the same fashion, I expected to be handed a job.  This mindset and poor preparation for life in the real world have lead me along one of the hardest journeys of my life thus far.

How to Build Your Singleship

By Sarah Daniel

I am going to give you some of the best relationship advice you will ever receive.  There are thousands upon thousands of dating articles telling you how to find “the one” and fall in love with (insert desired gender preference here).  I am here to tell you to find “yourself” and fall in love with (insert your name here). 

I think being single in your 20s is something that is wildly under-appreciated.  It gives you the incredible opportunity to figure out who you are without compromising for someone else.  Take this time in your life to be free, have fun, make mistakes, and build your very own SINGLESHIP.