Most people have been here before: wanting to fit in with the “cool” or “popular” people in school, and feeling like you have to do whatever they do in order to achieve that. That whole mentality is one reason why a school setting has never been the right environment for me. Sure, there are plenty… Continue reading The Time I Tried To Fit In With The “Popular” Crowd
After years of struggle, I think I’ve finally done it— I’ve found the most affordable and painless hair removal method. I know I said waxing was my preferred method.. But really, who has that kind of money? Sure it’s great to pay strangers to rip the hair off your body, but unless you’re rich, then… Continue reading Product Review: The Emjoi AP-18 Emagine Epilator
During my time at university, I was a witness to the hook-up culture that was rampant across campus. When a really close friend told me her first time was a casual hook-up with some guy she felt no love for and who didn’t love her, it inspired me to think about why people do this.… Continue reading Why Hookup Culture is Harmful
When I was a young kid, my main form of entertainment was making up weird random stories and writing them down. Instead of playing video games or something, I’d hole up in my room and write away. Even as my passion for doing this waned more and more as I got older, I was still… Continue reading Would I Choose To Major In Creative Writing Again?
So last month I was lucky enough to visit Italy for two weeks, and let me say it’s definitely one of those countries you have to visit in person, because no amount of photos can do it any justice. For my trip I mostly stayed in Rome, with a few days spent in Venice. And… Continue reading Travel Diary: Italy
My sophomore year of college I moved into an on campus apartment complex. Even though I would be sharing the apartment with five other girls, I was looking forward to it because I had my own room. One of the girls was my friend, and another I sort of knew. Being the small world that… Continue reading WORST ROOMMATE EVER
So my last quarter of college, I took a class called American Political Culture. We had just finished reading a novel about race relations and racism in the U.S, and as part of finishing the unit, a group of students had to do a presentation about it. The presentation began with a class activity, where everyone… Continue reading Supporting The Police Is An Unpopular Opinion
So one of my biggest projects this summer is to clean out both my closets— one in each of my parents’ homes. This is a daunting task, and one I’ve put off for years and years. Aside from recent reorganizing, my closets have accumulated things for at least ten years. I haven’t actually taken much… Continue reading Materialism: Why Do We Buy Things?
Last summer, I was fortunate enough to spend an entire month in Quito, Ecuador, as part of a study abroad program at my university. The program was put on by the Spanish department, and as Spanish was my minor, I definitely wanted the chance to practice the language in another country. Though to be honest,… Continue reading Travel Diary: Ecuador
Now that I've graduated college, I have a lot more free time. And until I find a job, I want to make the most of that time. While I still don't know for certain what I want to do with my life, I thought of some things I know I want for certain. I want… Continue reading And End, A Beginning