Kirsten Corley

Kirsten is a Jersey girl born and raised working in NYC Follow her @ https://www.facebook.com/KirstenOCorley17 She loves hearing from readers! Kirsten_Corley@aol.com

Recent Articles

Why I'm Thankful For The Middle School Bully Who Tormented Me

My life in middle school was a combination of "Mean Girls," a Lifetime special and really sad Taylor Swift songs (you know, the ones from her first album). I’ve dealt with my fair share of mean people, but mark my words: There is no one more unkind t…
By Kirsten Corley

8 Things I've Learned From Having Parents Who Started With Nothing

My parents always joked they paid for their wedding with the help of the funds they were given as gifts. They were the definition of starting from the bottom and working their way up to the top. They attained the "American dream" for my family. As a …
By Kirsten Corley

Live And Let Live: 20 Things I Learned From The Summer I Slept Around

Throughout most of college career, I might as well have worn an invisible chastity belt (when it would have been the most convenient time to do just the opposite). So, most of you will probably believe I’m not the promiscuous type, but that's not tru…
By Kirsten Corley

Sláinte! 30 Telltale Signs You're The Product Of An Irish Upbringing

We are well aware the Irish would have ruled the world had alcohol not been created first. But, if you are Irish, you know a few specific things to be true. Not only do you have an entire holiday devoted to you and your heritage, which even those who…
By Kirsten Corley

How Almost Losing My Life Changed The Way I Live It

If I had to pinpoint the worst day of my life, it would August 8, 2012. It was a sequence of events that can only compare to a horror movie or a Lifetime special. I was 20 and had only started drinking alcohol two years prior, after I graduated from …
By Kirsten Corley

Is Monogamy Real? 7 Thoughts Women Have When Entering A Relationship

If you're anything like me, the only thing you fear more than eight-legged bugs are relationships. You have lived the few years before, during and after college in the comfort zone of one-night stands. You have no commitment, zero disappointment and …
By Kirsten Corley

10 Reasons Why Long-Distance Friendships Make For The Strongest Bonds

Friendship isn’t defined by how often you see the person or how often you talk to him or her. While those are all key components that help to build friendships, every once in a while, you can come across a person with whom you have an immediate conne…
By Kirsten Corley

7 Reasons Volleyball Players Make The Best Partners

We can go into the clichéd stereotype of volleyball players. We can laugh at "how they aren't afraid to get on their knees" jokes, and how they "prance around life in spandex and bikinis." Or, we can really analyze volleyball players and the traits t…
By Kirsten Corley

Older And Wiser: 16 Things I've Learned In The Year Since Graduation

A year ago, I walked across that stage with applause, uncertain of my future. I said goodbye to my best friends, and I cried upon hugging that one professor, the one who knew more about me than my parents did. I was embarking on a journey they call a…
By Kirsten Corley

Silence Is Golden: The Pros And Cons Of Being The 'Quiet' Friend

If I had a dollar for every time my mother yelled at me for being too quiet, I’d be well off. This is to the quiet ones; the ones who are unapologetically shy. It isn’t so much that we don’t have much to say; we just don’t say things to hear ourselve…
By Kirsten Corley

Death Won't Do Us Part: How To Remain Best Friends After Tragic Death

The question of how long to mourn someone has been ringing in my mind for months — specifically, since my friend's accident. I think is it still okay to be sad. Is it still okay to cry, sometimes? Is it still okay to show this still affects me? Often…
By Kirsten Corley

What Anxiety Actually Is, Since It's Certainly Not 'Just Worrying'

Anxiety disorder is far more extensive than an ailment of someone who just worries too much. It is reflective of complete panic and it affects every aspect of life for those who suffer from it. Anxiety has always been a part of my life. It isn't some…
By Kirsten Corley

Why If You Have Nothing Nice To Say, You Really Should Say Nothing

We all have seem to have forgotten the golden rule that we learned early on, which landed us in timeout if we didn't follow it. If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it at all. Time and time again, we bring negativity into our lives witho…
By Kirsten Corley

How A Car Accident Impacted My Life And Changed Me Forever

It was the conclusion of a holiday weekend gone right. As someone who usually was not a fan of Thanksgiving, I found myself very grateful for the things I did have. I spent Wednesday night drinking beer with friends, and the celebration on Thursday w…
By Kirsten Corley

Good Guys Do Exist — Just Not Until After College

If you have a theory that every guy is an assh*le, you are wrong. Many of us girls go through that phase when we completely hate men and blame today's culture, saying things along the lines of, "There are no good ones left." Or, "No one has any respe…
By Kirsten Corley

Don't Let Life Become A Race You Didn't Sign Up For

We all get caught in this race we call life. While we are in college, it seems like life's most vital task is to graduate on time. At least in my family, there seemed to be no other option than that. Even if it meant a semester of six classes all whi…
By Kirsten Corley

High Stakes: How Love And Gambling Amount To The Same Risky Game

I can't help but tip my hat to the people I see in love. But, I have sympathy for the person in the relationship who is even slightly more in love than the other because I imagine he or she will be the one who will likely get hurt in the end. I was o…
By Kirsten Corley

Keep Your Past In The Past: Never Go Back To Those You've Left Behind

There are some people in our lives who enter like hurricanes, destroying everything in their path. Then, they make an exit once they have caused a mess. Their name becomes infamous to everyone who has been affected. They don’t care about what is left…
By Kirsten Corley

Why You Should Never Have To Compromise Who You Are To Fall In Love

I used to think loving someone meant giving up anything and everything to be with him or her to prove your love is strong enough to make that sacrifice. I lived in Ireland for four months and was lucky to fall deeply in love. We planned a make-believ…
By Kirsten Corley

To Know True Love, You Must Know Heartbreak

Being in love is arguably the greatest thing that can happen to someone; there is nothing better than finding someone who completes you. When you meet this person, you won't remember how you ever lived without him or her. Being in love, you transform…
By Kirsten Corley