5 Things People Don’t Tell You When You Become A Small Business Owner

By Cailin Chien

Two years ago, at the age of 25, I decided to start my own business. At the time, I was balancing a full-time job, a part-time job, some freelance gigs, and working on Unmrkd. I was so confident and excited about this new venture I was about to take on but being a big picture kind of gal, I had many ideas and wanted to accomplish them quickly. Being a child of hard working immigrant parents who owned their business, I knew my whole life I wanted to create something of my own also. Little did I know, this path I decided to take would be so difficult and lonely. 

The Art of Journaling

By Marissa Tafoya

I bought a journal recently because lately I have been feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and tired. I need something to process my thoughts in a productive way. The last time I owned a journal was in 7th grade (10 years ago lol) and I still have the journal tucked away in a storage bin, so I thought it would be funny to look back at my entries. To no surprise, reading back each entry was painfully cringey, but they’re too funny to not share. In honor of my journaling revival, here is a snippet from my first journal entry in 7th grade… word for word. 

Thoughts From a College Senior (Update)

By Danica Tamura

At the start of this academic year, I wrote a blog post about my thoughts as a senior in college, giving tips about how I have navigated college throughout the past four years and how I was excited for this chapter in my life to come to a close. Never in a million years would I imagine my last few months of college to be where it is today. I’d like to write down a few of my thoughts as someone trying to process what is supposed to be one of the biggest milestones in my life in hopes that maybe someone else reading this will feel validated and know that you are not alone in this time of uncertainty.

How to Shop During COVID-19

By Sam Behar

During this bizarre time that we are experiencing now, even the most simple things like going to the grocery store is something that we have to do differently. As a Trader Joe’s employee, I thought I would share some things that should be kept in mind when grocery shopping. People might think that these tips and precautions that stores have are “too much” but they are there to keep the store employees and the rest of the community safe. 

My Haunting (almost) 30’s

By Cailin Chien

Turning 30 is something I’ve longed dreaded, and I know I’m not alone. Your twenties are for figure out what your goals are and begin building a foundation to accomplish that. As I’m nearing 27, all my fears and worries about not finding the right job, not paying off my debts, and not being with my dream man has increase severely as I step into my late-twenties. In hopes of lowering the pressure and my own anxieties, I decided to ask my friends what their worst fears are and what they’re most excited about.

Weird Tik Tok Hacks and Trends

By Sam Behar

Quarantine to me just means excessive amounts of time on Tik Tok. First I'm just trying to figure out how 14 year olds look older than most 20 year olds, second I just love hearing all the catchy songs, and third I have learned the most random things. From makeup tips, to clothing up-cycling hacks and of course, the dances. I’m here to test out the one of the weirdest things I’ve seen on Tik Tok!

Time To Get Your Life Together

By Danica Tamura

As I am getting older, I am starting to realize the importance of time and how to maximize my time to be as productive as I can be. Between school, jobs, and having a social life, it can be hard! Which is why I have compiled a list of tips and tricks to kick start organizing your life. If you have any tips you would like to share, let us know!

Thoughts From a College Senior

By Danica Tamura

For any readers who are still trying to navigate their way through college, I have gathered what I would say are my best and most realistic tips that will get you through your last stage before true ~adulthood~. Of course every school and every person is different, but these are good things to keep in mind. Read below for a quick guide to college!

Sustainable Fashion: 1 Fast Fashion: 0

By Sam Behar

Every move you make can be sustainable, of course it might be hard to break some habits but it also is very easy to be mindful of the little things. In everyday life, there are things you can do to be sustainable. Some ways include using public transportation more often, buying locally sourced groceries, or using tupperware instead of plastic wrap, but have you ever thought about what sustainability looks like in a closet?