Tori A.

10 Lessons I Learned From Letting Go And Being Let Go

By Tori A.
Letting go is a hard thing to do. People crave comfort. We want to feel desired, and there’s a particular sense of safety when we are. Whether we admit it or not, we all long for attention. This, in essence, isn’t as bad as you think. It’s a…

How A Good Friend's Passing Encouraged Me To Embrace Life More Fully

By Tori A.
They say losing someone is never easy. I say that’s one hell of an understatement. For the past six months, I’ve wanted to write something about a friend who was tragically killed earlier this year. No matter how hard I tried, I got lost in…

23 Life Lessons Every Sports Coach Will Appreciate

By Tori A.
Being an athlete shaped a huge part of who I am as a person. While my competing days are over, I wanted to share my knowledge and experience as a coach. I coach incoming high school freshman lacrosse, the perfect age group for a rookie like…

I Really Don't Know: 13 Struggles Indecisive Women Face On The Reg

By Tori A.
There are a bunch of words I often use when I'm asked to describe myself: fearless, ambitious, independent, down-to-earth, genuine. Of course, those are all characteristics I’m proud of, and they're the ones that first come to mind, as they’re…

Up And At 'Em: 10 Things Every Morning Exerciser Has In Common

By Tori A.
“Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy.” Preach, Elle! It is scientifically proven that physical activity contributes to greater feelings of excitement and enthusiasm. Don’t believe me? Google it, you doubters. Working out is the…

The Season To Network: 7 Types Of People At Your Office Holiday Party

By Tori A.
‘Tis the season for you to learn a little bit more about your colleagues than what they eat for lunch every day. Aside from meeting quotas, exceeding goals and outdoing the competition, the office holiday party ranks pretty high on the list of…

15 Times Student Loan Payments Have Ruined Every Girl's Life

By Tori A.
I hate “my time of the month.” I’m incredibly moody, stressed out beyond my limits, and I eat every piece of chocolate in sight. The only people who can tolerate me are my closest girlfriends and my mother. After braving through the pain of that…

Miss Independent: 7 Things A Girl Learns When Moving Out On Her Own

By Tori A.
Goodbyes are never easy, just ask my parents. I landed a new job far enough away from home where I either had to battle through a four-hour round trip commute each day or rent an apartment. I went with the latter of the two. I moved in to my cozy…

5 Things To Keep In Mind When Inventing What The Future Holds For You

By Tori A.
Not too long ago, I was an 18-year-old college freshman who had started to plan the rest of her life the second she stepped foot into her dorm room. She had the following plans: graduate at age 21 and immediately start working full-time, get engaged…