During high school I used to babysit my three young cousins. After a particularly memorable fiasco involving the youngest, who was two at the time, smearing markers all over a window while the oldest kept me distracted. I busted out some Windex and started scrubbing away at the assorted colors. While scrubbing the curious two-year-old … Continue reading It’s Time to Challenge Ourselves Differently
Mental health in the United States is a prevalent issue. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, “approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, or 18.5%—experiences mental illness in a given year, approximately 1 in 25 adults in the U.S, experiences a serious mental illness in a given year that substantially interferes … Continue reading Let’s Talk About It
I don't think I could even count the hours I've spent muddling over the "what if's" and the "why's" and the "where did I go wrongs". I am not a person who can just let my plans go.
Do people every really mend, or are our wounds always just lingering there right under the surface waiting for someone to come along and, like the rest, rip us open? I thought I had healed, one year and many drunken mistakes later I thought I healed, but here I am. Six months into someone new … Continue reading Mending?
"Pay attention to the signs, it is what it looks like" is what I was told, but what about when what I'm seeing just doesn't seem to add up. How can love turn so sour so quickly? I'm still seeing us laughing at my utter clumsiness or silently, but blissfully doing absolutely nothing. I see … Continue reading The Signs
I have not posted anything here in a while mostly because I have not felt as if I've had anything to really share. I had a crazy finals week and now I'm spending my summer working. I did have two final papers that I scored high on so I've decided to share those. The first … Continue reading Been a While
In recent weeks I've been having a very hard time with my plans for my future. It's about that time that my college starts to hold advising appointments as students begin to plan their schedules for the next semester. For someone like me, who is so extremely passionate about my major this shouldn't be hard, … Continue reading Passions
In hard times it's nice to look back on happy memories and know that the hard times will pass. This can become difficult when the once happy memories become tarnished. In recent months I've had a lot of once positive memories turn negative; my views of the people and places permanently damaged. I no longer … Continue reading Memories
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