Indecision was tearing through my core. I was standing in the home goods section of the department store, face to face with every shower curtain design known to mankind. I licked my lips and stared vacantly, unable to register the sheer amount of bathroom décor before my own eyes. “We don’t have all day,” … Continue reading Why I, an Adult, Have a Ducky Shower Curtain
Last night, the clouds vomited some freezing rain, and now it’s been reduced to a slushy, white residue mixed with salt that leaves a mess at your front door. It’s so overcast that the sky doesn’t appear to be cloudy at all. It just looks like one solid layer of gray. If one of Harry … Continue reading Sinuses, Syllabi, and Sluggish First Days
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
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
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 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.
No one should have ever left me home alone in the first place. It was a weight I was unprepared for, with a punishment so decisive and swift it would leave me devastated. But I can’t go back in time. I can’t change what I did. And to this day, my mistakes haunt me. I … Continue reading My Personal Nuclear Disaster: A True Story
I didn’t want writing to be my hobby. I wanted to like music; I wanted to play the guitar for an all-girl rock band, or paint, or design. I wanted something else, anything else, in my heart. But none of those things were there. Words were. So, much to the dismay of my mother, I … Continue reading Are you there, Writing God? It’s me, Anna.
Hello, Dear Reader. I hate to be so direct, but I must immediately inform you that you have been tricked. The title of this article was strategically designed to play on your natural human curiosity, the very thing that drives education, philosophy, and perhaps even the force of civilization as we know it. In other … Continue reading You would NOT believe what happened to me when I got home today…!!(Not Clickbait)
To-do lists are the bane of my existence. They’re long, they’re impossible, and every time you check something off, Boom! Another item is added to the list. Sound effects aside, I never realized how To-Do lists were actually discouraging my productivity. I always figured that at least having a list of things to do would … Continue reading Are To-Do Lists Hindering your Productivity?!?