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Make Your Apt more Adult-Like

So. You've been out of college for a few years now but your apartment still looks more 'dorm room chic' then 'Restoration Hardware catalog'. It's ok. Making your apartment look like an adult lives there is sometimes harder than it seems, and usually, a hell of a lot more expensive. BUT it doesn't have to be! After years of trial and error, I'm here to help you up your apartment game with some quick and easy hacks.

1. You know all the mismatched furniture currently inhabiting your...


This TED Talk Will Change Your Life

My newbie grads, my career transitioners, anyone who feels a little lost or behind their peers - you need to watch this TED talk.

I saw this for the first time after I got let go (cough, fired) from my first job. I was applying for new jobs all day everyday, interviewing 3-4 times a week and getting shot down over and over again. I was 23 and had about $1,200 left to my name - about 1 month's rent - before it was time to pack up my big NYC dreams and move back to Florida with my parents....


NYC on a MF Budget

 

 

When I first moved to the city I was SO broke. Like, ramen noodles 5 days in a row broke. While being poor sucks, on the bright side it teaches you to be resourceful AF. Here, a few ways to get by and have some FUN in the city on a shoestring budget:

1. Yoga to the People 

A gym membership? When you are scrambling to pay rent, these kinds of luxuries just don’t fly. To still break a sweat (and keep your sanity) I recommend YTTP.  All...


Congrats 2017 Graduates!

 

Congrats to the graduating class of 2017!  As you embark onto the next chapter of your life, shit is about to get real. Here are a few words of wisdom from yours truly:

1. Sleep now. Like right now. You wont get much of it over the next few years as you try to exceed at work and maintain a semblance of a social life

2. If you don’t think you can pick up everything and move to a new city, you...


Hello

Well hello there and welcome to #BKP! Let me just clear the air for a minute and let you know this is not a blog. It may look like a blog, and at times it may even feel like a blog, but it's not. I am not a blogger, I am a normal girl who moved to NYC in my early twenties and struggled as every girl who moves to NYC must. In the early days, I wish there had been a website that talked about the real shit. How do I...