I love New Years and have for as long as I can remember. I get teary-eyed watching the ball drop in Times Square, thinking about the year that has passed. I used to think about how I could never get that year back, out of fear of getting older and watching time slip by. I’m … More Some Resolutions
I’ve been away for a while… Life lately has been a string of interviews, papers, bank reconciliations, and stress. I’ve been feeling overwhelmed by the looming idea of ‘graduation’ and my future. Swimming through pages upon pages of application questions and interview preparations felt almost as if it were setting me back, not moving me … More Futures
Until I came to college, you would never hear me describe myself as an introvert. I loved being around people and was usually lonely without anyone around. I was constantly being introduced as someone who was outgoing, personable, and upbeat. I joined a sorority and tried to constantly fill my days with activities and feel … More Being an Introvert in College: A Comprehensive Survival Guide
An excerpt from my advanced writing class this semester. Hydrangeas The flowerbox attached to the shingled front wall is always meticulously manicured, and the hedges are always trimmed in a neat row. Hydrangeas frame the front porch, a burst of blue. Two striped awnings, now bleached from years in the sun, flutter in the breeze … More Hydrangeas
You never forget the first time you get called ‘fat’. For me, it was in 9th grade, as I was walking across the street to softball practice. I remember the two boys in my grade who had hurled ‘fat-ass’ at me and then proceeded to laugh like my shocked face was the punchline to their … More Talkin body…confidence!
I overheard recently a group of girls talking about how “over politics” they were. I was dumbfounded. I thought to myself, really? Now?! I can’t imagine being able, much less being willing to put my head in the sand and pretend that the life I’m living is not related whatsoever to the rest of the country … More Why I Won’t Sit Down and Shut Up.
I’m a Mess…and that’s Okay. I like to think that I look good ‘on paper’. From Instagram to Facebook, I like to think that the average viewer would think I know what I’m doing, or that I know who I am. I like to seem steadfast in this path I’m on, and for the most … More I’m a Mess…and that’s Okay.