Black Friday A-Z Guide

It’ is *officially* the most wonderful time of the year!! Haul out the holly and string some twinkle lights up, it’s the Christmas season!! And did you notice something special? It’s snowing on YC!! I have a feeling this pretty little winter storm is going to last all season long. đŸ˜‰ Now, the first day of […]

On Taking a Shot

  This past week, I was a stress ball. Sunday afternoon me was worried about jobs and financial security and the future after graduation, which is nearing with each passing day. I sat in the car feeling overtly anxious and practically sobbed that I felt underqualified and inadequate and unable to get the job I […]

Happy One Year, YC!

A year ago today, I nonchalantly pressed “Publish” on Young Cosmopolite for the first time. It was after months of working nights and weekends pouring thought and love into my little secret project. For no particular reason other than impatience — I just wanted the thing to go live! — I picked Thursday, November 3 […]

On Taking Breaks

I’ve always loved the word “retreat.” For me, it produces a sense of sweet relief, and of peace. I think that’s why I love fall — there is something so reassuring about embracing flaws for the beautiful, colorful additions to our character that they are, about coming to terms with and shedding everything that’s weighing […]

On the Power of Habits

I’m writing this post because lately, I’ve been losing everything. I guess the correct word would be “misplacing,” but honestly, that feels like a friendly euphemism. It started with my phone about a month ago. Then, I misplaced my prescription glasses when I was packing up my camping bag. THEN, I lost an important necklace. […]