As Season 1 wraps up, Anna and Maria give some updates on the podcast and on their lives as a whole. Maria starts things off with yet another PMA story involving an airport (is it fate?). Our two co-hosts then discuss where they’re at in their college and post-college lives, and the insights they’ve gained in the past year. They also reflect on their experience with Never Wear Boring Socks thus far. Finally, this week’s episode wraps up with some quick co-host questions and some favorites.
A lot has happened since Never Wear Boring Socks was born, so our hosts took the opportunity to reflect on their experiences and share a few updates. Topics include charitable donations, a newly released EP from a past podcast guest, the PMA award of the year (yes, of the year, even though it is only February. This was a very impressive display of PMA), the statuses of Anna’s and Maria’s New Year’s resolutions, current creative projects, some general life updates, and a discussion of what Anna and Maria have gained from the podcast over the course of the first 23 episodes.
Anna and Maria are joined this week by a very special guest, Katie Dalebout! Katie is the host of the podcast Let It Out and author of the book Let It Out: A Journey Through Journaling. She’s also a speaker, mentor, eating disorder recovery advocate, and an enthusiast of many things. Her work has been featured in places like Refinery29, The Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, Teen Vogue, Women’s Health, The Telegraph, and many more. Since Katie’s an advocate for journaling and creativity, of course we had to invite her to join us on Never Wear Boring Socks! Our hosts chatted with Katie about living in New York City as a midwesterner (Katie recently moved to NYC from Michigan), indecisiveness, maintaining long-distance friendships and letting friendships go, and the different ways (some positive and some negative) in which we interact with social media. Listen to the end to hear a few of Katie’s current favorite things, and a fun Katie-inspired call to action for our listeners! Read More
Anna and Maria have traditions on the mind coming out of the holiday season, so for this week’s episode they dive into the topic and explore their own relationships with tradition. Some of the questions they ask, and attempt to answer: What makes a tradition a tradition, and in what ways do traditions add value to our lives? How do our traditions evolve with us as we change and grow, and when is it time to let them go? Why did Maria wear plaid on the same day every year until she was 18? They also discuss why traditions may be particularly useful for young adults in periods of transition, and the ways that traditions can help us be more mindful and present. Our hosts wrap up, unsurprisingly, with a quote and a dose of PMA. Read More
In this episode, Anna and Maria discuss the transition from college into the somewhat murky yet very exciting post-college period. Maria talks about her experience finding community out in the Real World, how it’s different from finding community in college, and what has worked well for her. The cousins also dive into the topic of career: the pressures we put on ourselves to find the perfect career and start pursuing it right out of school and why this isn’t helpful. They offer what they believe to be a better option (at least for those of us who haven’t known our ideal occupation since we were four years old). To offset some of the existential quarter life crisis vibes, the episode ends on a positive note with a few of the things Maria is enjoying about this period of life, and both cousins express their gratitude for their college experience and for the support and opportunities they’ve received along the way. Read More
In this week's episode, Maria and Anna have a discussion about college before Anna leaves for her freshman year. Maria answers some of Anna’s questions about starting this new experience, and recounts what she learned, accomplished, and enjoyed throughout her college years. Anna also describes some of her hopes and goals as she enters college. Read More