Minimalism of the Mind

I have to adult for two whole months this summer: I’ve (sort of unwittingly) acquired a full-time internship.  I’m really excited; it means I get to perform undergraduate research concerning the social aspects of schizophrenia-spectrum disorders (a mouthful, I know).  I’m also taking a (boring) online class, and working on a separate project for the … Continue reading Minimalism of the Mind

My Summer Morning Routine

  The semester is over, the summer is upon us, and it’s time to adjust to a lighter schedule and sunny days!  To help every busy college-girl out, I thought I’d share my summer morning routine!  Enjoy. Wake up, check the time, and go back to sleep. This morning, I woke up at 7:04. I … Continue reading My Summer Morning Routine

I’ve about had it with positivity.

I have a theory that the most judgmental people in this world are the ones that blab on and on about spreading happiness and positivity.  While there might actually be some genuine ones, I think most of those people are stuffed full of themselves.  I mean, positivity has a time and a place, but it’s … Continue reading I’ve about had it with positivity.

This is about what the doctor said next

On the day I realized my life was a political statement, I was sitting in the dermatologist's office, a small, white-walled exam room covered in pamphlets featuring beautiful women with clear skin.  I'd sat on the same exam table a thousand times before; it's something I've been forced to do since acne colonized my face … Continue reading This is about what the doctor said next

RE: How are you still single?

Here's a little blurb I wrote about the above question regarding my fundamental lack of a relationship.  Nothing like a little feminism at 10:30 on a Saturday night.  Enjoy. I know very little about boys.  I have what one might call a track record of being single.  It’s whatever.  I spend a lot of time … Continue reading RE: How are you still single?

Write the Thing

If this is terrible, it’s not my fault.  I have a half hour before class, and it’s not enough time to write something good.  Especially because I’m in a public, loud, and crowded place, and those kinds of places are not the kinds of places I like to write in.  Or be in.  Come to … Continue reading Write the Thing

On the hardest part of writing

There are a great many overgeneralized statements about writing.  We talk about shitty rough drafts (thanks Anne Lamott), we argue over dialogue tags (I’m a proponent of asked and said and pretty much nothing else), we bitch over the use of the Oxford comma (Vampire Weekend even wrote a song about that one), and we … Continue reading On the hardest part of writing

Writer’s Paralysis

“How the hell are you supposed to fall asleep when the world is bursting with life in the shadows, teeming with mystery in the darkness?” -A very likely over-caffeinated me at 2 AM on some random weeknight last October From: The Notes App on my Phone Everyone writes about writer’s block.  We cry the woes … Continue reading Writer’s Paralysis