Discussion of news topics with a point of view, including narratives by individuals regarding their own experiences

In my late 20s, I felt mounting expectations — from myself and society to achieve certain things by age 30. As my 30th birthday came closer, I felt increasingly frantic. But now my goal for my 30s is to let go of what I am “supposed” to do in favor of what might truly make me happy. I also want to treat myself with more kindness.

For nostalgia’s sake, I hold onto items from my past relationships. But social media changes everything.

With direct messages and texts, ghosts of relationships past aren’t so easily sorted

The short winter days make me sad. Here’s how I cope.

Nothing I’ve tried is a cure-all, but I’ve found some remedies that work for me