Sailboats and Blogs

Ah, the terrors of the blank, white page, and the expectant, blinking cursor.  Waiting.  Judging.  Hoping.  But what about the anxiety of a page full of words?  Here’s a little secret, my fellow bloggers and friends… I write posts I never post.  All the time.  It’s sort of its own separate little hobby. I wonder, … Continue reading Sailboats and Blogs

On Resolve and Pill-Swallowing

It has been drawn to my attention that the new year is fast approaching.  It has also been drawn to my attention that this arguably arbitrary celebration of the passage of time requires a resolution.  And a resolution requires resolve to do whatever it is that you’ve pledged to do in aforementioned well-meaning resolution. And … Continue reading On Resolve and Pill-Swallowing

All the Motivation Women Everywhere Need for Semester Two

It is said that the second semester in college puts senior apathy to shame.  It’s cold, for one thing, in most places.  January and February are long, dark winter months full of snow and ice.  Once it all melts into spring, no one wants to stay inside and do their homework. But now, you’re going … Continue reading All the Motivation Women Everywhere Need for Semester Two

A Very Merry Winter Solstice to you

Good news and tidings: The worst of the winter is behind us.  Since the 21st of December, the days have been getting longer.  Here in the Midwest, there’s a bright, dazzling, cold sun and a layer of ice and snow dusting the ground.  Christmas lights are glowing.  In my house, jazzy piano Christmas music wafts … Continue reading A Very Merry Winter Solstice to you

On Incubators, Citizenship, and Quiet December Evenings

I used to believe in the power of social media.  I remember my mother, smiling, on the day that marriage equality was legalized across all fifty states.  She told me that social media had done it, that Facebook and Twitter, of all platforms of communication, had saved the day. We were all thinking it.  Looking … Continue reading On Incubators, Citizenship, and Quiet December Evenings

Grunge and Glitter and Girls

What do sovereign power, glitter, and cotton-candy pink all have in common? They are my three childhood obsessions.  Well, that and baby-dolls, which I admit was weird. I mean, I don’t even like babies.  But whatever. My interests have always been somewhat of an oddity.  When I was a junior in high school, I painted … Continue reading Grunge and Glitter and Girls

My Internal Monologue: Thoughts from the University Library

Hey everyone!  My roommate made me go with her to the library to study today.  I thought I'd provide some of my positive, uplifting thoughts I had during my visit. Enjoy. It’s really cold in here. Will this be on the exam? I doubt it, but if I don’t take notes on it, twenty bucks it … Continue reading My Internal Monologue: Thoughts from the University Library

It’s here.

It’s here.  It’s all-nighters, it’s textbooks, it’s blood, sweat, and tears. It’s realizing that there are a lot more people in your anatomy lecture than you ever guessed. It’s wondering where everyone staking out at the library has been all semester, and wishing they understood that the quiet floor means you can’t run your stupid … Continue reading It’s here.