Hello and welcome to my little corner of the internet!

Please leave your shoes at the door, I don’t want the microbes of New York City making their way onto the rug.

First things first, my name is Carly. I am a Culture and Trends Specialist by day and at night, I pursue my passion for freelance journalism. Should you ever see me out in the wild and I’m not holding an ice tea, back away slowly because clearly the apocalypse has happened and our meet cute is going to have to wait.

Hey, Is This Thing On? was founded as a place to house my many thoughts on many things. Book reviews, awkward crush encounters, solo travel, the struggles of writing rejection, imposter syndrome, tips for city living — this blog is a lot of things in one place, but ultimately, it’s my love letter to every other person finding their way in this beautifully messy and imperfect world.

Perhaps you stumbled here by accident? If so, thanks for reading! If you came here from my now-retired blog The Curious Case, thank you for all the years of support. I’m honored you are continuing to follow along on this new adventure.