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Moving On From A Relationship

“Maybe he’s not the right person for you.” My jaw dropped open– long enough to catch flies. I couldn’t comprehend why my ex-boyfriend’s mother was saying that to me. I had been with her son for a year and a half at that point. She and I had shared quality time–even gotten mani-pedis together after […]

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I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar: Time for a Resurgence

I am ready to roar, are you? In 1972, just one year before the original decision in Roe v. Wade gave women the constitutional right to an abortion, Helen Reddy released her iconic song “I Am Woman,” which became an anthem for women’s empowerment. Well, calling all recording artists—Dua Lipa, Lizzo, Lady Gaga I’m talking […]

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Recognizing Your Value

When I was in college, I spent one year on the tennis team. Freshman year, I didn’t make the cut. In my dismissal from tryouts, the coach encouraged me to try out again in the spring, as there were a few graduating seniors on the team, and he would need to fill slots for the […]

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Taking the Leap

I stood on the platform, staring down at the clear water, body rigid. My feet were firmly planted on the wooden slats as if roots had sprung up between the planks and wrapped themselves around my ankles.  “Come on, you can do this,” my partner gently coaxed. He was so patient it was almost infuriating. […]

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Welcome To My Blog

Hello and thank you for checking out my blog, All the Things I Wish I Knew at 22. As the name suggests, I’m going to write about the things I’ve learned in the course of my life thus far that I wish I had known at a younger age—not that that would have stopped me […]

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