The Reality of Having Your First Pet

When a young adult grows up without a pet, this can lead them to start yearning for that comfort and playfulness pets provide, and once they first start living on their own, they may decide to get their first pet to find exactly that. Seeing someone walking their dog puts a smile on their face and makes them daydream of having their own. But how realistic is this? There is a lot more to consider than many young adults may realize. Continue reading The Reality of Having Your First Pet

Building Bridges After Prison

In the back of her mind, Jhody Polk still finds herself wishing she was back in prison. “So I can be safe,” Polk said. Jhody grew up in a part of Gainesville where she says there weren’t many dreams to be had. She didn’t learn to love herself until she turned herself in to serve her time – seven years for felony convictions involving theft home invasion. Continue reading Building Bridges After Prison

My First Tattoo (And Some Tips & Tricks to Remember for Yours)

I got my first tattoo on March 24, and I’ve honestly never felt more indestructible. Don’t ask me how or why some ink just below my left collarbone makes me feel so powerful, but I feel like I can literally take on anything.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted a tattoo. I went back and forth when it came to which one I wanted to do first, but on that sunny Saturday afternoon at Euphoria Tattoos in Talla-nasty I went with the tattoo I knew I wanted the most. Continue reading My First Tattoo (And Some Tips & Tricks to Remember for Yours)