Valentine’s Day has always been one of my favorite holidays. Ever since I was little, I remember getting giddy about trading Valentine’s cards in class and receiving little heart-shaped boxes of chocolate from my parents (maybe I just like to be spoiled but, hey, what’s the harm in that?). As I’ve gotten older, the meaning… Read More valentine's past: a reflection on my best (+ worst) vdays
Spring is a time for change and rebirth: not just for nature but for humans as well. As the flowers bloom and the birds begin to chirp, we find a shift in ourselves as well. For some, it’s participating in Lent or renewing a gym membership for the forever-envied #bikinibody (note to self: any body… Read More a season of change
Writer’s block has completely engulfed me these last few weeks. I don’t know if I’ve slowed down due to the holidays or if my creative juice just isn’t flowing at the moment (as it so often ebbs back and forth), but I’ve been struggling to come up with blog post ideas and then actually write them… Read More Making Our Own Magic
Being 20 was, so far, the hardest thing I’ve had to do in life. That may sound pitiful or childish to some, but turning 20 was probably the biggest eye-opener I’ve had as a young adult. Being thrust from a semi-sheltered childhood into the world of adulthood took a lot out on me, as I’m… Read More What 20 Taught Me
If you’re anything like me (a 20-something year old college student), life has become pretty overwhelming in the last couple of years, and even if you’re nothing like me, life is just overwhelming in general. Fortunately I’ve found ways to cope with this thing called “adulting,” by adopting certain strategies that make the chaos of… Read More How to Keep Your Sh*t Together: Organizational Life Hacks for Adulting
This summer has been particularly hard for me. I don’t know if it’s because the past two summers have been ones for the books, or because I expected too much from this summer…but it’s just been a huge disappointment. It’s mainly because this is the first summer I’ve had to be an adult.
I’m the last person who should be giving anybody inspirational advice, but I’m feeling particularly inspirational today. Juggling part-time college with part-time work this summer while also keeping a social and personal life has been trying for me. And I’m only on week three. So far, I’ve had one anxiety attack, one cold, I’ve cried… Read More How to Stay Afloat in a World That’s Trying to Drown You