Lifestyle & Mindset

6 Books Dealing with Mental Health Issues

Mental health issues are something that I’m pretty passionate about. Maybe it’s because I’ve been struggling with both anxiety and depression on and off over the past few years or because some of my closest friends have similar struggles. It’s probably a combination of the two. Whatever the case, this is a topic I’m very… Continue reading 6 Books Dealing with Mental Health Issues

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Summer Reading List

For those of you out there who are looking for some casual, funny, entertaining, or whimsical summer reads, this might be the list for you. I’m including some novels, some comedic memoirs, and a few other things as well. Hopefully you find something on this list that agrees with your taste in literature. Feel free… Continue reading Summer Reading List

My Life & Thoughts

But Don’t Expect Anything in Return

I was practically in tears when I called him. I was having one of those terrible nights where everything felt so completely out of control. I was calling him back, aware that he probably needed some sort of favor from me. But I was already so stressed. When he answered the phone, he tried to… Continue reading But Don’t Expect Anything in Return

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For the Ones That Left (And the Ones I Left Behind)

It hasn’t even been that long since I graduated from college, and I already feel like I’m losing touch with a few people. (I only live a few minutes away from campus and everyone is still around.) But even being in the same school as my friends didn’t always guarantee that we’d stay close anyway.… Continue reading For the Ones That Left (And the Ones I Left Behind)

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When Your Friend Can Say, “I Told You So”

“See?” he told me. “I always tell you not to worry.” I laughed to myself and nodded. He really does always say that – always tells me that things are going to work out. And I hardly ever believe it. I’m a worrier by nature. When my friends travel, I worry about them having a… Continue reading When Your Friend Can Say, “I Told You So”

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And Then I Didn’t Go Back To School

It’s the end of Christmas break. For college students, that means flying or driving or riding back to campus, buying new books, and learning a new schedule. I know the routine. I’ve done it before. But this time, I won’t be joining my friends in a new set of classes. I’ve officially graduated. The weird… Continue reading And Then I Didn’t Go Back To School

Lifestyle & Mindset

5-Minute Hangouts

I’m a really busy person, and so are all my friends. That’s what happens when you’re in college, I guess. Or maybe this is just the way life is in general. I couldn’t say for sure. But anyway, I’ve realized that in all this busyness, sometimes I go days or even weeks without seeing some… Continue reading 5-Minute Hangouts

Lifestyle & Mindset

On Letting People In

How do you say, “I need you” without letting yourself become vulnerable? I wish I knew. Because sometimes I really do need you, but I just don’t know how to put the words together. In the past, I’ve allowed myself to become vulnerable with all the wrong people. So because of that, I think I’m… Continue reading On Letting People In


Staying De-Stressed During Finals

It’s that time of the year: Finals. I got out of my first one this morning and almost instantly started studying for the two I have tomorrow. There are more people in the library now than there normally are on a Monday afternoon. I’ve seen friends and people I follow on social media posting that… Continue reading Staying De-Stressed During Finals

Lifestyle & Mindset

If You Feel Overwhelmed

Oh, the college life. You know, people used to tell me I should get more involved in school activties – that I should make more friends, be on campus more often, show my face around more, etc. Well, here I am: president of the creative writing club, editor of our school magazine, employee at four… Continue reading If You Feel Overwhelmed