The One Where I Feel Like Chatting

Most Mondays I post some bit of advice or motivation, but it can get quite preachy, and I'm not feeling particularly preachy today. There's only so many things I can give advice about while I'm still working hard on my own goals. So let's have a chat.  I feel good. I struggled a bit last … Continue reading The One Where I Feel Like Chatting

Give Yourself Your Best Chance

You're probably feeling the mid-term strain, the midterms and essays piling up and your face breaking out from stress. Don't worry, you're not alone, we are all incredibly stressed because this is the last stretch of the year before finals and there's a lot going on. We've abandoned our diets and exercise regimes, we're spending … Continue reading Give Yourself Your Best Chance

The One Where I’m High On Life

Today I feel amazing. It doesn't matter that I'm sick and hungry and could use a nap. I. feel. amazing. Progress is happening. I always write my Motivation Monday posts about making goals and chasing after them, and I do believe that, but of course it's a little different to follow said advice and even … Continue reading The One Where I’m High On Life

Good Days Aren’t Always Easy

I'm sure if you tried you could picture what is to you the perfect day: nothing standing in your way, nothing can go wrong (was that just Elle Woods?), but what if I told you your perfect day could come in the form of struggling and nervousness? Here's a better quote: "I'm not telling you … Continue reading Good Days Aren’t Always Easy

Slow Down (But Don’t Stop)

Motivation Mondays are usually all about reasons to feel good and keep progressing in life, and I absolutely want you to do just that, but due to recent events I want to take this Monday to remind you: it's okay to slow down. I overworked myself, basically. I'm trying really hard this year to be … Continue reading Slow Down (But Don’t Stop)

The One Where I’m Starting to Crack

That's an ironic title given the last post was about positivity. I am struggling to stay positive. I need to follow some of my own advice. I just feel a lot of pressure right now about school. I've never tried this hard in school before. Ever. And that's honestly really scary for me. You see, I think … Continue reading The One Where I’m Starting to Crack

Tips for Staying Positive

It's officially October now which means one thing for those of us in school: midterms. Well, midterms, essays, and overall high stress levels. The warm frivolous days of summer are long behind us, the introductory lessons just finished, and now we all, students or not, feel the pressure to seriously get back to work. It's … Continue reading Tips for Staying Positive

100 First Days

Today is the official celebration of the 100th anniversary of the first ever first day at my university. 100 first days full of wide-eyed first-year students trying to find their classes. 100 first days of making new friends. 100 first days of finding your new home. 100 first days of dreading coming back to school. … Continue reading 100 First Days

The One Where I’m Walking the Walk

Okay, really it's more like crawling...but still, we all had to crawl before we walked. The last Letters I posted was titled "The One Where I'm a Fraud," and admittedly it was less than my usual motivating content. I just felt so fake, like I wasn't doing anything for my goals, which is honestly a feeling … Continue reading The One Where I’m Walking the Walk

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…