In Conversation w/ Shannon Hurley

In Conversation w/ is a new interview series where I will be talking to friends, acquaintances, and people that I admire on social media or IRL. This series celebrates people doing the damn thing and crushing life. I want to share your story with anyone who wants to listen. My first guest is Shannon Hurley, she has been living out her dreams abroad in Valencia, Spain for the past two years teaching English and traveling the globe. We talked about her program and how she made it all possible, what life is like living abroad as an American in your 20's, and what her plans are upon her return.

How To Support the Black Community and Educate Yourself About Systemic Racism

BLACK LIVES MATTER!! It is time to act NOW. Listen. Learn. Read. Donate. Speak out. Sign petitions. Support Black businesses. Do more. New and Confused compiled different resources to help you become more educated about systemic racism, donate to different Black organizations, and tools to help you check and use your privilege. We all need to be allies and have those uncomfortable conversations. We are not free until we are ALL free.

Why Turning 25 Feels Different

Turning 25 may not seem like a big birthday, but it certainly feels different than in years past. We have been conditioned to believe that everything you want in life needs to be accomplished by the time you're 30 or else it will never happen. That could not be further from the truth. We are all on our own paths on our own timelines, but turning 25 made everything feel different. It felt like the pressure was on, especially in the age of social media. New and Confused discusses reflecting on the past year, enjoying birthdays, and how to not let the stress of not having it all get the best of you.

A Millennials Guide to Finding a Therapist

Congrats! We are so happy and proud of you for finally making the decision to seek out a mental health professional to help you improve your mind, habits, and overall wellbeing. You're about to embark on one of the best and worst journey's of your life. In this vulnerable piece, I discuss what brought me to therapy and my own experience finding a therapist to help make it easier for anyone during their own search process. I discuss different resources you can use, what questions to ask, and everything you need to know when it comes to finding your new mental health bff. Soon you'll be spilling all of your secrets and childhood traumas. Good luck, you're about to change your life.

Why Do We Compare Ourselves to Sex and the City?

Sex and the City will always have a special place in our hearts as one of the most iconic shows in tv and fashion history. It's hard not to compare ourselves to the fabulousness that is Carrie Bradshaw, but should we really be doing that? We dive into why SATC does not set us up for success in dating and relationships with men and our bodies in the 21st century

How to Be Productive While Working From Home

In previous work from home experiences, there were always temptations of home life that you gave into like doing laundry or cleaning your room. Basically doing everything but actually working. Then 2020 happened. As we continue to take zoom meetings from your dining room table in sweatpants, New and Confused is here to provide you with tips to help you remain focused and productive during your new work day. We know burnout can be all too real, even now.

15 Activities to Keep Morale High and Your Brain Sharp During Quarantine

We all know there are afternoons in quarantine where all we did was sit on the couch and wash our hands, but we are here to change that. New and Confused is here to help you stave off boredom with an expansive and highly curated list of activities that will keep you entertained for hours. Who said you can't have fun in a pandemic?