Big Dreams, Little Goals

Mondays aren't always our best, most productive days, are they? We wake up sad that the weekend has ended and grudgingly head back to school or work. That doesn't mean your Monday has to be a waste, though. You have big dreams for yourself and you can't afford to waste a whole day on not … Continue reading Big Dreams, Little Goals

If You Could Just Imagine…

Today, in the little world I and the rest of the students from my school live in, is called Imagine Day. Imagine Day is a campus-wide orientation like I expect you'd find at many other universities, where first-years are ushered around in faculty specific groups by older students, awestruck by the ridiculous size of the … Continue reading If You Could Just Imagine…

Starting at the Middle

Back-to-school is upon us all, and whether you go to school or just get bombarded by all of the ads and posts about it, you must be feeling some sort of that sentiment that a new year is starting...but wait, isn't it August? Every year we seem to start two new years: a calendar year … Continue reading Starting at the Middle

Loans for Learning

Flashback to early 2012, when I was just starting my 12th grade economics class. My teacher asked the class to answer one not-so-simple question: what do you value most in the world? Cue the anticipated "friends" and "family" responses as we went through everyone. As she got to me, I proudly (though while blushing) stated: … Continue reading Loans for Learning

Letters From Exchange: Thoughts on the Flight Home

Man, do I have to pee.  That's it, that's the end of my year (10 months, whatever) of exchange, of adventure. I flew to Oslo 10 months ago and had one of the toughest days of my life, sleep-deprived and hungry, pushing my body weight in luggage around a foreign country on one of the … Continue reading Letters From Exchange: Thoughts on the Flight Home

Letters From Exchange: The Beginning of the End

This is it, this is the moment it all starts. Okay, so, "it" has been going on forever because "it" essentially is life, but this moment feels particularly...momentous. This is the beginning of the end of my exchange. On Thursday I finished my last two finals, on Friday I took a short break, and today … Continue reading Letters From Exchange: The Beginning of the End

What to do, What to do…

I wouldn't say my life is a mess necessarily, but I would say that there are quite a few complicated aspects of it swimming around my head on a daily basis. Between finishing up finals, packing up my room, getting ready to travel for three months, trying to better my health, and personal things going … Continue reading What to do, What to do…

Letters From Exchange: The One Where I’m Starting to Stress

Pretty soon I'm going to have to title these something else, because my exchange is certainly coming to a close.  To just jump in and address the title, I am starting to stress out quite a bit. It's my own fault, really. Well, it's a combination of having a lot going on and procrastinating proactive … Continue reading Letters From Exchange: The One Where I’m Starting to Stress

Letters From Exchange: The One Where I’m Done With Classes

I still have one final exam and two final papers, but as of today I am officially done with lectures in Norway. Once those finals are done I'll be 75% done with my bachelor's degree. Wow. Three years can sure go by faster than you'd expect. I suppose it hasn't helped that I've been moving around … Continue reading Letters From Exchange: The One Where I’m Done With Classes

Letters From Exchange: The One Where I’m Struggling (Again)

Oh, I know, I'm always struggling. Honestly, what else is new? I guess I just thought that I was doing better after my trip to Paris, and I am comparatively, but I was only really doing well for a couple of weeks. Now it's been a month today that I've been back and the last two … Continue reading Letters From Exchange: The One Where I’m Struggling (Again)