Taryn Lachter


Taryn is a football watching, puppy snuggling, food lover who just moved to New York City to find herself. Her main loves in life are good food, good music and good friends. She likes to keep things honest and true, usually because she's writing from her own awkward personal experience. Traveling is what she lives for so if you're feeling generous, donations are always welcome.

The Art Of Being Alone: How To Find Comfort In Your Own Company

By Taryn Lachter
I am a textbook extrovert. I’ve always thrived off the energy of others and derived most of my happiness from the people around me. Because of this, I’ve struggled with being alone. I’ve always needed to be around others. As a kid, I constantly…

Not-So-Much Sex And The City: 10 Men You'll Regrettably Date In NYC

By Taryn Lachter
Dating, as we all know, has turned into this jumbled mess no one seems to understand. Everyone has different explanations for the various stages of a relationship and no one seems to be on the same page at the same time. Not only can you now stalk…

Me, Myself And I: Why Self-Love Is The Only Love You'll Ever Need

By Taryn Lachter
There’s a very big difference between what we need and what we want. When I was begging for something as a kid, my mom would always ask, “Now, do you really need it? Or do you just want it?” Obviously, I didn’t actually need that new toy or snack…

10 Ways Turning 25 Changed My Perspectives About Life

By Taryn Lachter
Age is a weird thing. When we’re young, we want to grow up. When we get older, we wish we were still little and without responsibility. When I was in middle school, all I wanted was to be in high school and be able to drive. By the time I was a…

Glass Half Full: Why Saying 'Yes' When Possible Will Make You Happier

By Taryn Lachter
“No.” It's the word we all heard as kids and probably all throughout our adolescent years. It's the word we all hated, and one that caused no shortage of temper tantrums. It’s an effective word. This word, the one that delivers rejection in one…

It's Okay To Ask For Help: What It Means To Be A Strong Woman

By Taryn Lachter
Bitchy, cold, opinionated, dramatic: These are words used to describe me a few years ago, mostly by people who had barely spoken to me. I'll admit it: I wasn't the sweetest peach in high school, but I was dealing with a lot of family things, and my…

Life Is Short: 10 Life Goals I Drafted After My Friend Passed Away

By Taryn Lachter
Recently, a friend of mine passed away. We hadn't spoken in years, but that didn't change the grueling heartbreak I felt when I got the news. When our friendship was strong a few years ago, he was a big part of my life. Of course, time passed and we…

Why 20-Somethings Are Tired Of Being Asked Where They See Themselves In 5 Years

By Taryn Lachter
We hear it all the time as an icebreaker, small talk or from someone who actually matters in our lives: Where do you see yourself in five years? 10? Why is this question acceptable to ask? Who actually ever has an answer? Excuse you, older person,…

It's Perfectly Okay For Marriage To Be The Last Of Your Priorities As A 20-Something

By Taryn Lachter
This summer, I went to a wedding, the first within my social circle. I was actually in the bridal party, which was an honor and a privilege, as well as a relief because I didn't have to worry about finding a date. Watching one of my oldest friends…