• Make New Friends, but Keep the Old

    As I have gotten older, I have had the chance to meet so many people. Some I instantly liked, others I knew I would never get along with. It’s funny that as you get older, making friends becomes so hard since you are no longer forced to be with anyone ...
  • I’M A GIRL, AND YES, I ENJOY SPORTS

    According to society’s rules, guys watch sports and girls hate them. No ifs, and’s, or butts about it. Girls just can’t play or enjoy sports like guys can. But apparently, society didn’t know girls like me existed when it made that rule. I grew up in a neighborhood where there ...
  • THE JOYS OF COMING HOME AFTER YOU MOVE OUT

    There is a phrase that goes something like, “You don’t know what you have until it’s gone.” This mantra is a line that my parents used to use on me all the time. I eventually stopped listening to them because I was SO tired of hearing it, and it never ...
  • WHAT BEING THE “MOM” OF YOUR FRIEND GROUP REALLY MEANS

    For some reason, I have ALWAYS been the go-to person for advice among my friends. I have no idea why, but if you’re having a bad day or need a pep talk, everyone comes to me for advice. I always thought this was a bit weird, I never really thought ...
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    ADULTING: IT’S NOT ALL IT’S CRACKED UP TO BE

    I don’t know about you, but when I was little, I had this glamorous idea of being an adult. You obviously didn’t have someone telling you what to do, you didn’t have to go to school, and you could go to bed whenever you wanted. Who wouldn’t want that? Well, ...
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    TOXIC FRIENDSHIPS

    At any age, making friends is not easy. We all want to fit in and have someone to talk to when we need it, but finding “our people” can be quite the task. When we find them though, it is the best feeling in the world. FINALLY, there is someone ...
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    IT'S ALL GOING TO BE OKAY: A TWENTY-SOMETHING’S LEASE ON LIFE

    Growing up, I thought adults had it all. They didn’t have to go to school, they didn’t have homework, and they could stay up as late as they wanted. I was never one of those kids who wanted to grow up fast, but I did want to feel more like ...
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    8 THINGS I LEARNED WHILE TAKING CARE OF OTHER PEOPLE'S KIDS

    Children are a big part of life. We were all children once, and whether you decide to have some of your own or not, you will probably be around children many times as an adult. Your best friend might have some kids and will probably crowd your social media feed ...
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    RAISING CITY KIDS, AN NYC NANNY STORY

    For as long as I can remember, I have always loved kids. It doesn’t matter the age, I just like being around them. I love helping them become who they will be some day, seeing them grow, and finding out who they are as people. So many adults write kids ...
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    Megan Wrappe

    Megan is a 24-year-old from Winston-Salem, NC, who moved to New York City last August to pursue her dream job of being a theater journalist. After interning at several different publications in the city, she now is a contributing writer for ZealNYC.com where she covers theater, dance, music, and art ...