All in Our Favorite Things
I love making goals. Coupled with this love for goals is a love of paper products that can help you achieve said goals.
So today I have some recommendations for dreamy planners, resources, and books that can help you achieve your goals in 2018. Plus, we're giving away some gifts to help YOU make your dreams happen this year!
We owe everyone who has contributed their stories at least a year’s worth of lattes as a token of our gratitude, but alas, this simple “thank you” will have to carry the weight of our appreciation instead. Thank you, thank you to everyone who has written for, read, and supported That First Year this past year. We exist because of and for YOU and we can't wait for what 2018 will bring to this community.
Here are the top 10 most-read posts of 2017. Enjoy these stories from some incredible writers.
Today is our 3rd blog birthday! To celebrate, we have some sentimental words + a sale & free print as our gift to you!
Hello, new graduate learning how to live off an entry-level salary. I am here with you in your budgeting learning curve. Here are 4 tools I use to earn extra cash.
“Words are our most inexhaustible source of magic,” J.K. Rowling wrote. My girl J.K. nailed it, because I firmly believe words can challenge and shape our perspectives on life. Below are 5 books that I have read multiple times and highlighted the ish outta the pages. I’ve included some of my favorite lines to give you a preview of the goodness you can expect in each book.
I’m not the most widely educated music fan (I dunno what the kids are listening to these days, soz), but when I love an album, I LOVE AN ALBUM, taking upon myself the role of that album’s unpaid hypeman. Below are three underrated (from my perspective) albums that I wish everyone in the entire world had the same intense emotional connection with that I have.
I have created this guide for you all, full of adult-ish wines for adult-ish people. The blends and bubbles on this list range from $9-$15, and all come bottled—a step above a college box, but not going to break the post-grad bank. Think of it as falling somewhere above Andre, but not quite as high as Vueve Cliquot.
As a person who has a playlist for every month, feeling and post-adolescent life event, I was very pleased when That First Year asked me to create one for their Friday Faves series. Friday is a day that tends to bring on a slew of emotions: exhaustion meets excitement, put simply. Friday is day that calls for a two chapter playlist, so I guess that's what we have here. I hope you listen and I hope you enjoy!
I’d like to recommend some of the sources that have helped me through this post-graduate maze in the hopes these suggestions might help you too. Whether it be full length film to pull you out of reality, or a fascinating podcast series, these outlets may help steer you through these turbulent times.
Though I run this blog, I can’t say that I follow an extensive list of other blogs regularly. Whoops. However, there are 4 blogs that are my go-tos when I’m in the mood to do some internet readin’.
Three years after their self-titled debut album, these British lads have released their second album, I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it. And. I. Love. It. I won’t attempt to convince you to like the album title, but I will attempt to make you love the album itself. Or if not love, at least give it a listen.
I have nothing really to say… besides this: If you love your comedies to contain spunky characters, clever, witty (and occasionally hilariously crude) humor, a writing team that could easily rival that of Saturday Night Live in its prime, and raucous, tear-filled, belly-burning laughter, WATCH THIS SHOW.
Currently my favorite adulthood novel (this coming from a girl who feels that definitively picking a favorite book or movie is akin to a mother choosing which of her children she loves most), Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is a touching narrative about the significance of family, the human experience through love and grief and the real impact a person can have on another’s life.
I began Hannah Brencher's If You Find This Letter the following morning before work, coffee in hand, my feet propped up on the chair in front of me on my balcony.
Two pages in I started crying.
I’m a simple person with a simple checklist for what makes a great album: a commitment to theme, a track-by-track flow so seamless it’s like one continuous, sonic masterpiece, and lyrical content so #relatable I would consider inking it across my own face if I got sad drunk enough.
Three big checks for Currents, the latest release by Australian psychedelic rock group, Tame Impala.