Another year has come and gone and so much has changed for me. In Feb. 2018 I wrote a blog about 2017 and saw how vastly my life had changed. Two years of my life have been spent away from Virginia and as I enter my third year in Cape May...I can't help but realize how much… Continue reading Reflecting on 2018
Special to the Star and Wave Editor's note: Puzzled at seeing a number of women of the millennial age group sporting tattoos, i asked writer Rachel Shubin, a millennial, what attracted that generation to having permanent artwork on their bodies. Tattoos are permanent, but generational ideals are subject to change. Millennials enjoy indulging in the… Continue reading Tattoos help millennial women establish identity
November is notoriously known as National Novel Writing Month, NaNoWriMo for short. It's a month where you write approximately1,666 words a day with a goal of 50,000 by the end of the month. In 2012, I attempted to write a fiction novel, but I did not like the story and I also was too busy… Continue reading Why not write a novel?
Routines are important, which is something I learned in college. I did not have a good daily routine in high school because I never consistently went to school at the same time - which I 100% attribute to anxiety and insomnia. College was an amazing learning experience for me, and not just from the classes. I… Continue reading A day in the life
By RACHEL SHUBIN Special to the Star and Wave MTV is once again filming a reality television show in New Jersey. With a due date of this fall, “Teen Mom New Jersey” is the latest spinoff of “16 and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom” franchise. Teen Mom New Jersey will follow young moms in southern Jersey… Continue reading MTV show puts spotlight on area’s teen moms
If you know me well you know that I am a relentless complainer, especially when it's hot outside. My dad is the first to remind me that air conditioning is a luxury, not a privilege. I know, I know - I'm lucky to have grown up not knowing air conditioning. The Victorian Era of Cape… Continue reading A millennial’s ode to complaining
I live at the beach and probably one assumption many people have about me is that I spend a lot of time on the beach. And you would be so very wrong! I probably can count on one hand the number of times I have sat on the beach in the last few months -… Continue reading Got Skin Cancer?
It's crazy to think sometimes that from the age of 2 you start pre-school and you often don't stop going to school until you graduate from college, at age 22. Twenty years of schooling in the making, to put you out in the world to find a job (and probably not one in your degree… Continue reading Farmville 2.0
Before I moved here, I came to visit in October for two weeks. One night while I was watching TV on the couch, I had a moment of panic. Did I really want to move here full time? Would I be lonely and isolated during the offseason? Would I miss my friends and family so… Continue reading College lite
I hate exercise in all forms. I'm not a huge fan of being outside, especially if it is hot. So yeah, it's a little ironic that I'm a beach person. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not an "I'll sit on the beach no matter how hot it is, even 90 degrees" type; I know… Continue reading Lifestyle change