02/ 03/ 16

Why You Shouldn’t Give Power To The Quarter-Life Crisis

overcoming a quarter life crisis

I don’t believe in the quarter-life crisis. Although once upon a time, not too long ago, I did — intensely. I questioned whether my first job out of college was what I really wanted to do for the rest of my life. I compared myself to others — prodigies who had started their own companies, friends who had made it to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, overachievers who were already making six figure salaries. I had a constant voice in the back of my head telling myself I should be “further along” than where I was.Read more »


01/ 18/ 16

What Colombian Culture Taught Me About Being a Woman

Katerina in Colombia

One of the first things I noticed on Day 1 of exploring Cartagena, Colombia was how voluptuous every single store mannequin was. Pear-shaped booty, overflowing breasts, and a teeny-tiny waist — Sofia Vergara replicated in a plastic shell.Read more »


01/ 05/ 16

How To Nail Your New Year’s Resolutions in 4 Easy Steps

How to nail your New Year's Resolutions

Happy New Year, Scratch the List readers! I’m Erin and I blog over at Erin Cusack Blog, where you can find my rambling and unsolicited advice on everything from enhancing your career, to starting a blog, to finding your bliss. Read more »


05/ 04/ 15

Learning to Meditate in Bali

Bali, Indonesia

Someone tell me what life is really about. Working a job just to afford an apartment just to work at that job? Burnt-out weekdays and debaucherous weekends? Climbing the corporate ladder to achieve someone else’s version of success? I wasn’t doing it right. Clearly. Because here I was, already jaded at the ripe ol’ age of 23.

These are the thoughts that swirled around my head as I left for an 11-day retreat at Blooming Lotus Yoga in Bali, Indonesia. There have always been inklings nestled in the back of my mind, telling me that there’s more to life than bowing down to your email inbox on the daily. Bali, one of the last truly spiritual places on this planet, was exactly where I needed to be.Read more »


01/ 27/ 14

Why Beyonce Should Be Your Spirit Animal

Why Beyonce Should Be Your Spirit Animal

I’m unashamed to admit that I legitimately researched “what to expect at a Beyoncé concert” the morning before I attended Queen Bey’s show.  Given the plethora of documentation, which nonchalantly, but sincerely deemed The Beyoncé Concert Experience as “spiritual” and “life changing,” I was fully prepared for Beysus to take me to church.Read more »





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Hello! I'm Katerina, and I'm on a quest to complete my bucket list. Follow along for travel stories, happiness tips, and inspiration to make your life worthy of your dreams.

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