Author Archives: Julia

A world outside Google Reader

As I’ve settled into my new job and city, I’m discovering I have a lot of free time. I spend most of it online. I bought a one-month gym membership two weeks ago. I’ve gone to the gym 4 times. It’s felt wonderful to be disconnected and accomplishing something with my spare time instead of just reading the New York Times and Google Reader for hours on end.

Making friends is hard.

Why is making friends so much more difficult as we get older? Sitcoms set up this expectation for me that once I was 21, I could go to a bar and find a group of funny, intelligent and interesting folks to have adventures with. They lied.

Which way is up?

I started my first “grown-up” job 41 days ago. I moved to a city in a state I had never lived in before in order to take this job. I was pretty much willing to move anywhere after graduation for any job, except South Dakota. I work nights. I feel like most night-work jobs are […]