2017 Reflection

2017 has been an interesting year. For a lot of people, this year changed a lot in terms of awareness, activism, and perspective. While 2017 has sure had its share of ups and downs, the lessons that have come out of this year have been valuable for all of our futures. The things we’ve experienced…

Holiday Gift Ideas

After a month of not being able to write, being busy with finals, feeling very little inspiration, and getting much too little sleep… I’M BACK with a cute, holiday themed post. As I hope you are all aware, it is currently December which means that the holidays are coming up QUICK and you might need…

Too Much

I have this insatiable desire to put everything on pause. My school life and work life feel like the stars have aligned and everything is falling into place, but my personal life feels a bit like someone tossed it in the shredder. A year ago, I never would have imagined that everything would be this…

Let’s Chat

Ah, communication. I feel like we all think our communication skills are amazing until we have that one conversation that goes so terribly that we wonder what we thought was so great about our skills in the first place. And this week has been a big lesson in communication for me. So, hopefully, I can…

Revisited 19 Things to do Before Turning 19

5 months ago I wrote a blog post about 19 things I wanted to accomplish before turning 19. My 19th birthday was this past Wednesday, the 11th, and I wanted to revisit my list just to see if my priorities have changed in 5 months or how much I have or haven’t accomplished. Here’s the…

A New Level of Tired

The other day a friend of mine said to me, “You look tired.” I’m here thinking, “Gee, thanks dude. That’s  exactly what every person wants to hear.” He then proceeded to explain to me that looking tired isn’t a bad thing, it means you’ve been putting in work in one way or another. He said clearly…

Ambition (Part 2)

I’ve been really stressed out lately. Life is good, but it’s a challenge to balance everything that I want to take care of and it isn’t that the task is impossible, it’s just that it’s different from anything I’ve ever experienced. Last week, I missed posting on this blog for the first time in a…

Irma

I’ve been through my share of hurricanes and severe thunderstorms and tornado watches, but nothing quite like this past weekend; nothing where I was so inundated with constant updates of worst nightmares come true and devastation that I couldn’t sleep very well. I was up checking the news and Twitter every 5 minutes. I needed…

Getting Involved in College

I went through my first semester of college doing the absolute bare minimum. I would commute to campus two days a week, take my classes, and go back home and the only times I was ever “involved” in any kind of campus life was when I was required to for my classes or the rare…

Not Good Enough

I feel like there’s a weakness to the people who were always told they were great. Those are the people who strive to be the best, the people who can’t stand not being amazing at things, the people who don’t know what it’s like to fail. Let that sink in. Don’t know what it’s like to fail….

College and Relationships

So for anyone who is new to my blog or to me as a person and doesn’t know this, (Welcome, by the way) I am in a long distance relationship. (I’ve written about it here and here). I don’t think I’ve ever written about dealing with attending university and being in a long distance relationship…

University Nerves

I’ve always been one of those people who gets nervous about going back to school. When I was in elementary school it meant crying almost every first day of school as my parents dropped me off. In middle and high school it meant feeling nervous but pretending I didn’t have a hundred butterflies in my…