Lydia Teffera

Lydia Teffera is an Austin transplant by way of Richmond, Virginia. She can be found studying her ass off in the library during the week, and raging on the Eastside during the weekend. She lives to party, love, and work, and will stop at nothing to enjoy them all. When she’s not out killing it at the bars she's at home chillin with BoardWalk Empire. She believes that life is full of experiences and in order to appreciate them, master them, and learn from them, you need to get your ass up and live.

6 Stupid Fears That Will Only Stop You From Realizing Your Dreams

ByLydia Teffera
There's a person you want to be. A person who will fulfill your dreams instead of a person who just sits, watching dreams fly by while surfing through channels, trying to drown out reality. You know you can be a boisterous person rather than an…

Why This Generation Needs To Realize The Worst Way To Get A Date Is To Look For One

ByLydia Teffera
Dating… woof. The term itself sounds tiring, overwhelming and even intimidating. I mean, we read and write millions of blog posts each day about how to manage it, scale it and hopefully, succeed at it. But, do we really have a f*cking clue about…

Dear 5-Year-Old Me: I'm Sorry I Let You Down, But I'm Still Trying

ByLydia Teffera
Remember when you were a little kid and your parents asked what you wanted to be when you grew up? Or when your fifth grade teacher made you write a letter to your 20-something self, explaining who you hope to be and what you hope to have…

Why There's A Silver Lining To Your Post-Grad Loneliness

ByLydia Teffera
In college, being the life of the party and having a million different friends was always a plus. The endless ragers, fast food binges and all-night cram sessions never left one feeling an ounce of boredom. However, there is an uncontrollable shift…

The Unexpected Connection Between Quitting Smoking And Quitting Your Ex

ByLydia Teffera
You never thought you’d be here. Stuck with two bad habits both equally as destructive. You and your “special” someone can’t just seem to let each other go, and to deal, you fund a cancerous venture that leads to you smoking endless packs a…

Why You Shouldn't Stay With Someone Just Because You're Afraid To Be Alone

ByLydia Teffera
I remember it all too clearly — it was hands down, one of the most confusing ways I had ever been dumped. I had started seeing someone for a few weeks, nothing too serious, but all the while, fun and exhilarating. However, one day, he suddenly told…

Why Nothing Good Can Come From Investing In Bad People

ByLydia Teffera
We are all guilty of this — of course, some of us more so than others — but regardless, we have all fallen victim to associating with assh*les. Why? Well, there are many reasons we tend to look for hope in the hopeless and they all start and end…

The 5 Things You Can't Afford To Lose While In Your 20s

ByLydia Teffera
People often reflect on their 20s as a time for adventure and self-discovery; an idealistic era when they were able to figure out the world and how they wanted to fit in it. However, when you’re actually living through your 20s, it’s not always as…

20 Perks Of Being Single In Your 20s

ByLydia Teffera
While, at times, being single can be seem boring or lonesome — especially during a heartfelt romantic comedy — we often forget the amazing perks of the single life. We buy into the notion that having a relationship is ideal, even if the person in…

Bow Down, B*tches: 5 Things All Gen-Y Women Can Learn From Beyoncé

ByLydia Teffera
Being a Gen-Y woman means constantly upholding ridiculous and outrageous standards. Even though it’s the 21st century, the world respects an unofficial list of dos and don’ts by which we need to abide. The struggle for success mixed with the…

Why The Gen-Y Workforce Will Never Be Able To Work From Nine To Five

ByLydia Teffera
Monday morning. You hit your alarm and cringe at the clock because it says 8:50 and you have to be at work by 9. You angrily get out of bed, go over your mental list of coworkers, whom you pray will call out sick. You rush to work, swearing at…

Role Call: The 5 Types Of Friends Every Girl Needs In Her Crew

ByLydia Teffera
When it’s time to party, all you want to do is forget your frustrating workday, relax and meet a cute guy. In order to assure that you have a great night ahead, you quickly assemble an A-Team of girls. Even if the dude you meet has halitosis, or…

10 Ways A Woman Can Lock Down Her Dating Game

ByLydia Teffera
In the dysfunctional jungle of modern dating, it’s important for a woman to lock her skills down. She must come across as cool, calm and collected while simultaneously being confident and charismatic. It’s a challenge with which most people…

5 'Mistakes' That You Should Never Apologize For In Your 20s

ByLydia Teffera
Through the craziness of our 20s, there are many things that we will regret or wish we could re-do. There are the countless broken hearts, lost jobs and forgotten friendships that we wish we could fix or mend. However, we often forget that it is…