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…

A Guide to Sarasota, FL (and more)

Early this month I took a trip to Sarasota, FL as a means of exploring the state I live in and just getting away from the regular suburban area I’m used to. At first, I was entirely convinced that Sarasota and that general area of Florida really didn’t have anything fun to do. I mean,…

More Than Just a Pretty Face

Getting judge solely on looks is something that I feel no one should have to experience. While it can be a positive or negative experience, it’s really hard to think that you can understand someone entirely just by what they look like on the outside. I’ve had it both ways, but what’s really been on…

In The Moment

I went to my first concert in 2014. I was going to see One Direction at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. I remember being really excited but also wanting to play it cool and I actually succeeded… Then the band came out and the adrenaline kicked in and my attempts at playing it cool…

Tips for Mental, Physical, and Spiritual Wellness

I’ve been thinking a lot about personal wellness. For me, it’s taken a lot to get to where I am today and while I’m thankful for that journey and that struggle, I think it’s always good to reflect on it and evaluate the improvements even if they are minor improvements. For the past maybe two…

The Bold Type

This week I was watching a new show on Freeform called The Bold Type. According to their Facebook page, “the show reveals a glimpse into the outrageous lives and loves of those responsible for the global women’s magazine Scarlet. The rising generation of Scarlet women leans on one another as they find their own voices in a…

Bikini Body?

It’s a HOT summer here in Florida and as much as I dislike the heat and humidity, I like that I can go to the beach regularly, get a good tan, and just generally enjoy the outdoors way more than I could if it wasn’t sunny all the time. Last weekend I visited Sebastian Inlet…

The Journey To Self-Love

The journey to self-love is ongoing. It might start by learning what self-love even is. It sounds kind of vain and egocentric, doesn’t it? It sounds a little like you’re dedicating all of your love to yourself and not spreading that love to others. Really though, self-love is a lot of things! It’s making sure…