For the Graduates: 5 Things You Can Do When Everyone Else is Going Back to School

I want another first day of school. I was always one of those freaks who LOVED the first day of school. During the last weeks of summer, I loved shopping for supplies - most of all picking out pens. I loved handwriting and taking an insane amount of notes. I loved feeling my hand get … Continue reading For the Graduates: 5 Things You Can Do When Everyone Else is Going Back to School

THE TIGER’S WIFE is proof that Téa Obreht is better than me in every possible way.

Téa Obreht is better than me. She just is. This book managed to be a page-turner without being overly suspenseful. It beautifully outlines our human tendencies to seek answers through story and mythology in the face of unexplainable loss. Natalia has just lost her grandfather. He died in an unknown place, away from his family, … Continue reading THE TIGER’S WIFE is proof that Téa Obreht is better than me in every possible way.

Frustration Nation and Feeling Stuck

Recently I was having a conversation with a friend of mine - one who is also experiencing the throes of graduate life. The conversation led to how frustrated we both are because of an overwhelming feeling that we are stuck. I feel stuck at home. I don’t have enough money to live on my own … Continue reading Frustration Nation and Feeling Stuck

Thoughts from North Carolina: My Cousin’s Wedding & Fancy Mansions

Here's a travel blog to spice things up a bit. I recently returned home from North Carolina, where my family travelled to attend my cousin’s wedding. Now I get to check off North Carolina from the states that I haven’t yet visited. Besides a trip to Washington D.C. in the second grade and a trip … Continue reading Thoughts from North Carolina: My Cousin’s Wedding & Fancy Mansions

A LITTLE LIFE, A Not-So-Little Book

***WARNING. SOME SPOILERS AHEAD.*** Right off the bat, I’m going to say that this book should come with a trigger warning. We’re talking dark stuff. So if you have problems with the subjects of child molestation, sexual abuse, physical abuse, or self-harm, by all means stay away from this book. To those still reading, I … Continue reading A LITTLE LIFE, A Not-So-Little Book

A Beauty Vlogger Made Me Do It

This is a desperate cry for help. I wake up earlier now. I wake up earlier because I have to put on makeup. I have to put on makeup because all of the sudden I notice my skin’s redness, how sparse my eyebrows are, that my eyelashes are too light to be seen. I used … Continue reading A Beauty Vlogger Made Me Do It

What It Was Like to See My Best Friend Get Married

On the same day my parents celebrated their 28-year anniversary, my best friend got married. In 28 years, my best friend and her husband will also celebrate their 28-year anniversary. I haven't even been on the planet that long, so it's a bit difficult to wrap my mind around. I've had the privilege of knowing … Continue reading What It Was Like to See My Best Friend Get Married

Introvert or Extrovert, Pick Up QUIET by Susan Cain

Every now and then a book comes along that just gets me. I first heard about Susan Cain when a friend of mine posted her Ted Talk on her timeline. The title alone intrigued me - "The Power of Introverts." I thought, "That's me. I'm an introvert." I didn't feel very powerful at the time - I … Continue reading Introvert or Extrovert, Pick Up QUIET by Susan Cain