A week of summer

It’s mid-may now, and the trees on my street have finally regained their leaves. The cast soft green shadows on the asphalt and cover my car in a coat of fine yellow pollen each morning. Walking down shady warm sidewalks with the smell of fresh-cut grass has been a gift, pure and simple.   Despite the overwhelming … More A week of summer

April reading list

There is nothing quite like the escapism that comes from a deeply engaging book. Sitting on my couch by the window, drinking tea, reading and basking in the warm sun has come to be my favorite way to spend weekend mornings. I love how quiet the mornings are in my building when my roommates are … More April reading list

Spring Again

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

Some Resolutions

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

Being an Introvert in College: A Comprehensive Survival Guide

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

Hydrangeas

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