Bye Bye Berkeley: Sexual harassment, self-esteem, and social media

I move home next week. After two and a half months in the Bay Area I’ll board a plane at SFO direct to JFK and start the next, next chapter of my life. I wanted to write a blog post to acknowledge this, to talk about how important and intense this summer has been, but […]

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Dear Manhattan,

I’ve been in Berkeley for a month now, and between you and me, I think about you a lot. Please don’t get me wrong: I stand by my decision to get some space. I know it was hard for both of us to say goodbye, but last summer in your sweaty, sprawling jungle of subway […]

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How To Feel Better In Berkeley

After my whiny, desperately unhappy blog post about not adjusting well after my move, things turned around, or at least I’m heading in the right direction. That’s the result of members of the class of 2013 coming out of the woodwork to tell me my reaction was totally normal, and of me getting off my […]

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Transplant Diaries

After graduating from college this spring, I spent a week at my parents’ home in Greenwich before getting on a one-way flight to Oakland. For the past week I have been a resident of North Berkeley, California, and I am more baffled than proud. The neighborhood in which I live is about a thirty minute […]

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How to Move to California

1. Decide to do it. Or decide to consider it vaguely within the realm of possibility when a partner looks around your room full of San Francisco gift shop crap in September of your senior year and says, “What’s stopping you?” and you discover you don’t have a real answer. 2. Fall in love with a […]

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Moving West and Moving On: Berkeley-bound

So I’m moving to Berkeley. Not immediately, of course, but after graduation, most likely the first week of June. The details haven’t been hashed out—will I be there for the summer or permanently, where will I live, who will I live with—but it’s definitely happening. I was offered an incredible internship and what was always […]

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