Meagan A. Culberson
Meagan A. Culberson is the creator of the lifestyle website SIngleGirlClub.com. A platform that encourages single women to build a better relationship with themselves. Additionally, she is an aspiring producer focusing on diverse stories.
Simple Ways You Can Start Living More Sustainably
I was cleaning out my refrigerator before my weekly farmers market trip and realized I waste a lot of food! I was so disappointed in myself while throwing away produce I had never even touched and that I had so many plans for such as making a delicious Moroccan recipe called Zaalouk. I let the eggplant rot and the bok choy that I wanted to make a shrimp stir fry with wilted. So did the lettuce that I was going to use for my lunch salads. I got so preoccupied with work and errands that I did not have the energy to cook like I wanted to and let all that good food go to waste and was literally throwing away my money.
Spelling is a Spell
“I’m really looking forward to today!” I thought. It has been such a long time since I’ve socialized with other people and I am itching to get out of this house! Work has been stressful and trying to adapt to this new way of living due to the pandemic has been challenging. As I finish getting ready, my friend Kayla arrives at my front door with snacks in hand. We munch on fruit and chips before running to attend an outdoor flea market highlighting Black-owned businesses. After mapping out the location from my place, we decide to walk since it’s less than 2 miles away.
There’s No Place Like Los Angeles
As a military brat, I moved around a lot. I like to credit my vivacious personality to my nomad like childhood and after my parents got divorced, my brother and I settled down in a small town called Surprise, Arizona with our mother. It was quite a change from the big city of Austin, Texas and the dry heat was unbearable. Until 2015, I had lived in Arizona for 13 years and never felt like it was home. It wasn’t until I moved to Los Angeles, I felt like I had finally arrived.
Avatar: The Last Airbender
I have never considered myself a fan of animated television but I needed to immerse myself in a new TV series to escape from the quarantine reality last year. Avatar: The Last Airbender came highly recommended by a good friend and I thought I would give it a try since I had binged everything else on Netflix. I was a bit hesitant at first as I thought the show was for children and being almost 30, there was no way that I could relate to the issues the characters were facing. Not more than 10 minutes into the pilot episode was I proven wrong. I instantly related to Aang’s situation and understood why he ran from a responsibility that he didn’t feel he was ready for and as the series continued I watched him develop his skills and witness his transformation.
New Start, New Year, New Me
Not too long ago, after a much needed session with my therapist, she pointed out to me that my throat chakra was blocked. My first reaction was “What the hell is a throat chakra?” After her explanation and upon further research, I found out just what a throat chakra was and was shocked to learn that I had 6 other chakras located in my body.
In My Own Little Corner
I have managed to decorate my home in a way that is welcoming and allows the energy to flow smoothly while I love every room in my apartment, there is a special place that I enjoy the most. This space contributes to my creativity, maintains my motivation, and keeps me disciplined. My little work nook.
Dear Two Thousand and Twenty One
Dear Two Thousand and Twenty One, I have so much hope for you, so much excitement. Last year wasn’t very good to me, it really wasn’t good to anyone. Everyone was affected in some way and we all feared the deadly virus that was responsible for our 9 months of solitude. However, I was taught many lessons. I learned how to value myself and walk away from situations that no longer served me. I learned how to properly communicate my emotions and I became more spiritually connected while working on my physical and mental health. I even got into crystals and meditation, which helped me to maintain my peace.
The First and Last Time We Bought a Real Christmas Tree
I’ll never forget the first time we bought a real Christmas tree. We had just moved into a new city and my mom wanted to do something really special for the holidays since we were in an unfamiliar place. She took my brother and I to the local tree farm and we spent a good amount of time sifting through all of the different types of Christmas trees. We finally came to an agreement on what my mind thought was the perfect tree! It was the most beautiful evergreen, full figured, pine pungent Christmas tree I had ever seen.