Megan Clendenon


About Megan Clendenon

Megan C. is obsessed with Cincinnati-style chili, Louisville basketball, and Scandinavian crime fiction. She has lived in six different states and held 12 different jobs since beginning her undergraduate degree at Carleton College in 2008. The wanderlust abated somewhat in recent years, as Megan settled in Texas from 2013 to 2016 to finish a master’s degree in geosciences, write a thesis on the future horrors that stem from climate change, and get married. During her free time, you will find Megan sitting on the couch, cheering for her Louisville Cardinals, planning future adventures abroad, and snuggling with her dog, Tiger. She currently lives outside of Washington D.C.




The Importance of Failure
Leremy / Shutterstock.com Do you remember the first time you failed a test? Got a low grade on a paper? Struck out in tee ball? Let a goal sneak past you in soccer, hockey, or lacrosse? I don’t remember the specifics of all my failures (which is a huge blessing), […]

The Importance of Failure



How to Be a Better Listener
De Repente / Shutterstock.com The experience is probably depressingly common: You’re scrolling through Instagram or watching a show on Netflix when your roommate asks you a question. If you’re considerate, you’ll look up from your phone or pause your show before answering. Many people, though, keep scrolling or watching and […]

How to Be a Better Listener





Seven Electives Everyone Should Take in College
iravgustin / Shutterstock.com Colleges have different policies for when students are allowed to declare their majors, but often it’s not until sophomore year. This gives you plenty of time to take electives, get prerequisite classes out of the way, and explore topics you wouldn’t otherwise consider before you get bogged […]

Seven Electives Everyone Should Take in College





How to Maximize Your European Vacation
leoks / Shutterstock.com When you can afford to do so, traveling to a foreign country is an amazing and rewarding experience. I’ve had the travel itch for as long as I can remember and every year, I act on it. From Australia to Estonia to Sweden to New Zealand, I’ve […]

How to Maximize Your European Vacation