Seven Year-Old You

Little kids dream with their eyes shut and their minds wide open. They look past what the people in their lives are doing and search for the biggest hopes they could have for themselves. They are fearless, not yet having experienced disappointment or the anxiety that comes with risk. New Year's Resolutions beg for at … Continue reading Seven Year-Old You

The One Where I’m Having a Great Week

I'm realizing I should have called this series "Letters to Myself," but now it feels too late to change it. Oh well, missed opportunity. If you are not myself, this is a regular introspective series on my blog I started to reflect on the internal and external happenings in my life while on exchange last … Continue reading The One Where I’m Having a Great Week

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

A Mid-Summer Assessment

I am just over halfway done with my two month summer, and as I've been reading the section in Grace's Guide (by Grace Helbig) on how to work hard in the professional world, it seems important that I see just how well I've been doing on those summer goals...(I'm honestly not looking forward to this). … Continue reading A Mid-Summer Assessment

Summertime Schedules

My traveling has ended, summer is officially upon us, and with it comes the inevitable case of the ultimate laziness possible. Seriously, I almost didn't write this post today, I just didn't want to. But time doesn't stop, and neither should your (or my) life. So what are your goals for this summer? Have you … Continue reading Summertime Schedules

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…

Inside My Weekly Mental Breakdown

Note: I do tend to have a weekly mental breakdown that follows almost this exact train of thought every time, only it usually happens at night. Today it happened while I walked to class, and I decided to journal it down. I'm not sure if it'll help you in any way or satisfy any curiosity … Continue reading Inside My Weekly Mental Breakdown

Letters From Exchange: The One Where I Want to Get Better

So, that last post was a bit of a downer, eh? (there's that time spent in Canada showing through). Yeah, I wrote it and fell into a deep spiral of self hate that I had to sleep off. I hardly ate that day, but then I got so weak that I had to get McDonald's … Continue reading Letters From Exchange: The One Where I Want to Get Better

Letters From Exchange: The One Where I Write Myself a To-Do List

I think I'm actually starting this one by asking myself "what do I need to tell myself today?" I think I probably mostly need to tell myself to get out of bed, seeing as it's almost 6pm and all I've done is scroll through Tumblr and eat breakfast. I'd like to claim this happened maximum … Continue reading Letters From Exchange: The One Where I Write Myself a To-Do List

2015: The Year of Me

The title seems a tad self serving, doesn't it? It's not meant to be. It was intended to be "the year of you", but I realized this was a more internalized blog post than a self-help one. Just know that this is the year of you, whenever you're reading this. And you an do anything. I want you to know that I'm trying...