Around this time of the year, I start getting sentimental. I’ve always loved New Years, because they felt like fresh starts. I have always been the type of person to make overly optimistic resolutions, and bail on them by February. Loss weight. Find a relationship. Get better grades. Save more money. I was always pushing … More NEW YEAR, SAME ME |2018, thank u, next.
On my flight down to Florida, on an unseasonably warm afternoon in Boston, my sister and I were seated next to an older man, in his late fifties, flying down to see his second wife. After about four small bottles of gin and one can of tonic, the small talk my sister had been fielding … More SAY SOMETHING| why we can’t always speak up…
I love hearing about what other people are reading, and taking inspiration from. I am constantly adding to my ‘to-read’ list on Goodreads (add me!), and I wanted to share what I read over the course of 2018 … More WHAT I READ | in 2018
The other night, I spent an hour flipping through my sorority’s scrapbooks. The old, yellow pages were tearing free of their bindings, the edges crumbling at my fingertips. Engagement announcements, event invitations, newspaper clippings, pictures. The oldest item in the bin was a yearbook from 1925.
Growing up and choosing colleges was an extremely stressful time for someone who fears making decisions. Did I want a big or small school? One with a football team or without? North or South? Country or City? I spent hours pouring over pros and cons lists, but one of the biggest question marksman my mind … More THE TRUTH ABOUT SORORITY LIFE | My Experience
The end of summer is such a peculiar time. We’re back at college for the semester, but the days are still long and warm. The sun is still out and all I can think about in class is the beach and the water. Sitting in my apartment, the still, humid air hugs me and reminds … More A Belated Labor Day Recap
Spring tends to come later in Vermont than many other places. We just recently cracked 60 degrees on the thermometer and people took to the outdoors almost instantaneously. It was a collective gasp as if we’d been holding our breath all winter. My favorite thing about the change of season is the optimism that comes … More Spring Again
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
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.