Graduating is an awesome yet 100% terrifying time of your life. You are SO SO SO ready to leave home, yet since home is the only place you've truly belonged for 18 years, it's completely terrifying to totally let go.
In the education world, the year is drawing to a close (Cue OMG OMG OMG IT'S FINALLY HERE!!! *happy dance* But I digress). In my district, we have 9 days until freedom, and it's always around this time frame that I find myself reflecting on the school year and realizing the myriad of ways I,... Continue Reading →
Whew! I can't believe it's been a month since I last posted. In case you aren't in my inner circle, I've been juggling moving, weeks of standardized testing (gag), minor family issues, and, to be completely honest, a recent addiction to the TV show "This Is Us" (do you watch it!? It's SO. GOOD!!!). While... Continue Reading →
No matter how you say it, the concept of keeping up with society's expectations has forever been a a sticking point with free spirits and a never-ending hamster wheel for devotees.
If you're ever tempted to hold back or shy away from an opportunity or just stay in the status quo simply because of what you're afraid might happen, take a moment to give yourself a pep talk. We only live life once, and there may not be a second chance to face your fears.
For some reason, whether it be hidden personal insecurities or jealousy or a lack of confidence in my own abilities, I have always struggled with being happy with other people's success. This is not something that I am proud of in the least-I want to be one of those people who cheers the loudest when someone else wins. I want to be the person who is the first to say a sincere congratulations. I want to be the person who gets excited by other people's success because it means that I can be successful, too.
As I prepared to write this post, I commented to my friend that "I don't even know what I want to write about...I'm mentally exhausted." And then, with a self-deprecating tone, followed up with: ".....from break. I'm mentally exhausted from winter break. What the fuck." It sounds ridiculous. Yet it's very true--I have had two... Continue Reading →
This, my 79th blog post, will be the last addition to the blog in 2017. It's hard to believe that I started this blog a full YEAR ago, publishing my first 432 words on January 2nd, 2017. As I was re-reading that first post, "The Optimization Operation", I was struck by how much my simple... Continue Reading →