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

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 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

Thoughts Before My Final (Word Vomit)

Why don't I ever focus? Do I just honestly care so little? I think my faith that things will always work out permits my general laziness to overtake any determination to focus on something that feels like actual work. Sure, tonight it's a youtube addiction, but if it weren't that it'd be Tumblr or something … Continue reading Thoughts Before My Final (Word Vomit)

Oh Oh Oh, Where Does the Time Go?

So I've been blogging for a while now, and I've accidentally gone from blogging two to three times a week down to about once a week. And I'll blame it on the fact that I started making youtube videos three times a week and how much time that takes up, except I don't make youtube videos all three days every single week because, well, I failed at keeping up that schedule as well. I haven't even had a lot of class, and I hardly leave my room, and I've barely written anything for my book since I started it. Where is my time even going?

Quirky Cultural Differences (#6)

This is long overdue, and becoming less quirky with time. I just really like the title. Sue me. Not to complain about my own life back home, but undergrad is significantly easier here. The selection and quality of cheese is pitiful. I've come to (sadly) understand that frozen burritos are a North American thing. Skin … Continue reading Quirky Cultural Differences (#6)