Erin Russell

Bio

Erin hails from Austin, but has meandered through San Diego and Milan as well. She loves grammar, Rice, French 75s, and her cat. She is supposedly a grown-up now. Weird. www.erinrussellwrites.com

6 Ways Bachelorette Weekends Suck So Much More Than Bachelor Parties

By Erin Russell
In recent years, bachelor and bachelorette parties have evolved from “one last crazy night out” to four-day long, destination escapades. Most people can see the logic in moving the party further away from the wedding, given our binge-drinking…

My New Year's Resolution Was To Do Yoga, And It Changed My Life

By Erin Russell
For my New Year’s resolution last year, my cynical ass decided I was going to get in shape. And for some reason, I thought yoga was going to be the exercise I would finally stick with. I'm not sure why I thought I was a good candidate for yoga. I’m…

I Grew Out Of EDM, But I'm Forever Thankful For The Memories It Gave Me

By Erin Russell
I realize most people don’t consider EDM the pinnacle of musical greatness, and like all empires, it is bound to fall. But I will always have my memories. The first time I heard the clicks, whirs and bounces that encompass EDM music was when I was…

4 First Steps Toward Actually Getting The Relationship You Want

By Erin Russell
I see a lot of articles about dating, which make me want to reach through the computer and shake the writer. You know the ones. These are the people who claim relationships today are impossible because everyone is only looking to hook up. Therefore,…

7 Ways To Control Your Urge When The Competition Gets The Best Of You

By Erin Russell
Being competitive can be a gift. I mean, Serena Williams didn’t get to where she is today by being chill about everything, right? According to Gallup’s “StrengthsFinder,” competitive people are driven and easily motivated. Hell, being competitive is…

30 And Not Pregnant: How My Biological Clock Is Freaking Me Out

By Erin Russell
I am 30 years old, with no sign of marriage in sight. And, I want babies. Not this instant, but yeah, having a family is something I want, and I know I only have a rapidly closing window of opportunity in which to do it. You could even say it is a…

This Is 30: 10 Things About Adult Life I Still Don't Understand

By Erin Russell
I used to think 30 was old. Like, so old. I thought I would be married, at the top of my career and versed in world events and social niceties. Unfortunately, I still don't even feel like a real adult all of the time. It's more like I've gotten…

6 Adult Responsibilities That Seem Easy Until You Try To Do Them

By Erin Russell
After the initial optimism from Lent and New Year’s resolutions dies, everyone can acknowledge that certain things are always far easier said than done. (These include, “I’m going on a diet;” “I’m finally going to get in shape;” “I’m never drinking…

Think Again: 8 Signs You Think Make You Soul Mates, But Really Don't

By Erin Russell
One of my best friends -- I love her dearly -- finds her new soul mate about every other week. The guys cycle through so quickly that we have compound nicknames for them: Hipster Soul Mate, Mustache Soul Mate, etc. She always ends up going 0 to 100…

Everything Hurts: 11 Inevitable Truths Of Our Sad 20s

By Erin Russell
If you knew what really happens as you grow older, you might pull a Van Wilder and refuse to leave college. Well, as someone a mere seven months from the end of my 20s, I'm here to break the silence in the name of truth. Here are 11 things that will…