May 25th, 2021 It is a Sunday, May 9th 2021 to be exact, and I am sitting in an Olive Garden parking lot in the backseat of my little sister’s car watching a prerecorded graduation on my cell phone. The president of my university speaks first, welcoming everyone watching at home, congratulating us, the class… Continue reading So… What is next?
April 5th, 2021 A few days ago I received a brochure in the mail from National Geographic. The unexpected surprise crammed into my tiny mailbox gave me a rush at first. The famous yellow rectangle framing a grizzly bear sitting in a field of dandelions on the cover, “Expeditions: Travel Catalog 2021-2022” it read. I… Continue reading Can you revive a dying dream?
April 1st, 2021 Someone very close to me recently told me I am very self-destructive and that my self-destructiveness made them very upset because they love me and they don’t want to see me hurt. I am not sure what to do with that. I feel like I have always been that way, not believing… Continue reading How I am feeling lately
March 2nd, 2021 Today, while attending a Womxn in STEM virtual panel discussion I was introduced to a phrase that was new to me but one I related to greatly: “Perfection Paralysis”. Suffering from perfectionism my entire academic life I had yet to hear this term but the concept makes a lot of sense. I… Continue reading Perfection Paralysis
February 23rd, 2021 As the snow melts in Chicago, I feel a sense of relief. Stepping out into the bright morning the cool air hits my face and runs its fingers through my hair. I am now finding comfort in the cold instead of detesting it as I have all winter. You can almost smell… Continue reading A Case For Walks In The Cold
Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 So here we are, nearly 1 year into the pandemic, 1 year into this blog being “live”, and I have made only 2 posts during the whole of 2020. I honestly cannot say I am surprised. Discipline for me has always been a struggle, starting and stopping and starting and stopping… Continue reading Imposter Syndrome & Creative Writing
So here it is, three years into college and I finally decide to start a blog. I wonder why it took me this long. Sure, we have had some bumps in the road, scattered potholes and some huge frickn’ craters but here it is: the home stretch, the final year, and at the time of… Continue reading An Introduction (a.k.a. Why start a blog?)