Rachael Thatcher

Bio

Rachael is a contributing writer for Elite Daily. She's a self-proclaimed traveler of the world, devoted eater of foods, and an esteemed watcher of documentaries. Find her blog at www.raethatch.com

Why Not Texting Your Ex Is Better Than Any Form Of Breakup Revenge

By Rachael Thatcher
Over my 22 years of life and approximately seven years of dating (probably three or four of which actually count), I've conducted an experiment of sorts. The conclusion I've come to is this: They always come back. Need me to elaborate? Well, because…

4 Things I Learned From Moving Back In With My Parents After College

By Rachael Thatcher
In an era where independence is our goal and student loans are our demise, the delicate topic of moving home is typically one of shame or despair, however necessary it may be. Nowadays, it ain't easy to move out after college. If you did, good for…

To The Hearts I've Broken: I'm A Traveler, And You're Better Off Without Me

By Rachael Thatcher
When I say, "It's not you, it's me," I mean it. The traveler's resistance to relationships rears its ugly head in many forms. Some call it self-sabotage, and others just say you're not allowing yourself to get close to anyone because you know how it…

How Ignoring Your Passion Could Secretly Be Triggering Your Anxiety

By Rachael Thatcher
When I walked across the stage to receive my diploma, instead of feeling the joy I should have felt from having completed and succeeded four years of college, I felt anxiety. I know I'm not alone in this feeling. So many graduates exit that stage…

Why It's Totally Fine If You're Confused About Which Career Path To Take

By Rachael Thatcher
Do you constantly feel like everyone else has a calling, but every time you think you've figured yours out, it expires soon after you dive in? Every time, you say, “Yes! This is finally it. I have my specialty, just like everyone else.” But then,…

How You Can Turn 5 Days Of Paid Time Off Into A Lifelong Vacation

By Rachael Thatcher
The days of resort vacations and high-speed highlight trips are getting left behind. OK, obviously nobody is going to say "no" to a week of laying on white sand with included cocktails if it's handed to them, but a new kind of travel has taken route…

5 False Stigmas About Refugees That Only Create Discrimination

By Rachael Thatcher
Unfortunately, the wrong idea about refugees has been spread across America. The problem is, so many people jump to conclusions and make assumptions out of fear, without taking the time to educate themselves about the situation at hand. This is…

What Kesha's Sexual Assault Battle Says About The Treatment Of Victims

By Rachael Thatcher
If you’re wondering why you haven’t heard any new Kesha songs blaring through your radio lately, it's because her career has been at a standstill. To sum it up, she’s been caught in a lawsuit with her producer, and that has prevented her from…

Why Hating On Your Ex's New Bae Only Makes It Harder To Move On

By Rachael Thatcher
We all know that gut-wrenching feeling that occurs when you see your ex's name pop up on Facebook. Douchey McLoser is now in a relationship with Queen Bitch. First, it's a shock. Maybe you shed a few tears or feel some twinges of regret. But then…

A House Divided: Why Couples Of Opposing Parties Will Never Make It

By Rachael Thatcher
With election season coming at us in full force, everyone is riled up and taking a stance. If you've got the primaries on your brain (along with unfulfilled Tinder conversations), you may be asking the question, "Are my political views affecting my…

How To Deal With Traveler's Guilt After Leaving Everyone Behind

By Rachael Thatcher
It seems like you're having an incredible traveling experience, so what could possibly be causing that sinking feeling in your gut? There's only one explanation, and that is traveler's guilt. Traveler's guilt can exhibit a number of symptoms,…