With the turn of each year, we’re presented with the pressure to close out one year and start fresh with new goals and a new outlook for the untainted, incoming year. That… is a lot of pressure.

Being totally honest, I’m not a huge fan of traditional New Year’s resolutions…


Sometimes the word “goal” makes me cringe a little. I know the meaning is very neutral — the Oxford English Dictionary defines it as “something you hope to achieve.” Lovely! …


I remember so clearly when my friend Kim said it to me. It stung. It was something I hadn’t considered. And she was totally right.

I had a very successful and affirming love life until I turned 10, and it’s been pretty bleak ever since. A few short-term dating situations…


In the nearly seven weeks of staying at home and social distancing I’ve learned a lot about myself. I guess that long bouts of introspection are bound to happen when you strip away basically all routine external stimuli and distraction.

When I think about what I want in a partner…


I was recently catching up on a backlog of my beloved The Financial Diet videos and was admittedly a little saddened by a negative experience another writer had with rushing and joining a sorority. I heard her bring up a lot of valid, common complaints. …


How I spend $140 per month on groceries (in an expensive city)

Now, I realize that $140 for the month may sound reasonable or may sound impossible depending on where you live. If you’re cool eating ramen and PB&J most days, then $140 on groceries may seem excessive. …


If I’m being perfectly honest, it wasn’t totally by myself. I had support on certain pieces — I’m a believer in being upfront about having help (and am the obnoxious objecter when people proclaim that they’re “self-made” when they’re really just the face of a team). …


Grieving is very personal, but there are a handful of things that I wish I had known to expect during the height of my grief

There is no standard reaction

It’s hard to guess just how you may react when someone you love dies. Everyone manages their grief in different ways, but from my recent loss I can say that no one around me reacted in a terribly unsurprising way. …


It hit me a few days ago, as it does from time to time, that people just don’t know what to make of me. I don’t fit neatly into any little box, and it seems that as a species we don’t much like anything we can’t categorize.

Being the shapeless…


It’s so irritating. I’ll click on a link to a well-titled article that has drawn me in with its claims to “improve my productivity” or “help me organize my morning.” The tips and tricks almost never apply to my life.

Maybe I’m looking in the wrong place, but they never…

Katie Dickinson

WTF 🌏 Katie — Enthusiast of many things. Travel blogger, marketing fan, food obsesser. Alias: @WeirdTrvlFriend

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