Hi, friends! First and foremost, I do hope this holiday season has proven to be merry. After a wild six months, I can’t help feeling optimistic about the start of a new year! This past semester has been quite an adjustment for me -- but when is transferring schools not totally crazy? Unfortunately, I am … Continue reading Fresh Beginnings
Hi, friends! August has been a month full of transitions; much like the leaves, life is changing. It is no secret that I cling to other peoples’ words. F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, "Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall." What a pleasant thought! I am incredibly eager for the start … Continue reading Is Change a Good Thing?
Hi, friends! I’m here to talk about literature once again. I know what you’re thinking: what a nerd. I’m not going to argue with that accusation, though. Anyway, let’s jump into the heavy stuff: sometimes, we all get caught up in how we portray ourselves to other people. In a society that teaches everyone to … Continue reading Pretty as a Picture
Hi, friends! What a month June has been, am I right? Summer classes have been keeping me exceptionally busy, and life has been happening so fast. However, I continue to find an immense amount of satisfaction, encouragement, and inspiration from words spoken (and written) by the wise souls that came before us. I have mentioned before … Continue reading It’s Lit(erature)!
To quote L.M. Montgomery, “Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” Tomorrow is the commencement of a new semester, and I am feeling hopeful. There is something refreshing about starting new classes, and I think college students everywhere can relate to Montgomery’s words; it is … Continue reading The Start of Something New
It’s the end of April, and college students everywhere can finally see a faint light at the end of an exceedingly long, dark tunnel. Even though there’s only one week left of school, stress levels are at an all-time high due to final exams. I’ve compiled a list (in no particular order) of quotes from … Continue reading The Final Countdown
Dr. Seuss once said, “Unless someone like you cares a whole, awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” This quote has always made me think about the environment in which we live. When I was around 13 years old, I began shadowing a City Environmental Technician. I quickly developed an interest in … Continue reading Party Like It’s Ya Earth Day
If someone were to ask you to name the first children’s books author that came to mind, who would it be? For many people, it would be Dr. Seuss. After all, he was the best-selling children’s author of all time. The truth is that there are many aspects of Dr. Seuss’s life that were never … Continue reading Who Was Dr. Seuss?
I’m taking a philosophy class this semester, and I’m loving how much it encourages us to stretch our minds. I think it’s important for us to be educated enough to know why we believe the things that we believe. “Because my mom said so” isn’t a strong enough argument to win a debate. With that … Continue reading License to Kill
My life is a book, and I am the author. I’m preparing to close an important chapter in my book, but that just means that another one is about to begin. I’m not quite sure what I’ll write about yet, but that’s okay – that’s part of the fun. Chapter Nineteen showed me just how … Continue reading Cheers to Reaching Twenty Years