You know it’s your twentieth birthday when you wake up and look in the mirror and think, yep. This is the best it’s gonna get. Ten years ago, I was a greasy, acne riddled ten year old who’s only possible trajectory was up. Whatever. At least next year I can buy booze. I feel like … Continue reading Next Year I Can Buy Booze
Dear small me, I generally avoid giving advice – I usually manage to spill coffee on myself on a weekly basis, and sometimes I forget to look before I cross the street. But I’ve made it this far, and, seeing as I’m about to turn twenty, I’m going to give you, young me, some advice … Continue reading An Open Letter to My Younger Self
It’s Facebook official: I am the most awkward person in human history. I have few talents, but I’d have to say that making people generally uncomfortable in my presence is my specialty. What, you ask, has spurred from within me this God-ordained proclamation? Yet another social interaction in which I made everything awkward and terrible. … Continue reading It’s Facebook Official
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
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 11:30 pm, and you hop into bed with your favorite pajamas and heavy eyelids. You read for a few minutes, turn off the lamp on your nightstand, and BAM! You’re wide-awake. As a college student, night-owl, and all around irresponsible human being that is awful at going to bed at a consistent time, I … Continue reading What Keeps me up at Night…
Anyone who has been thirteen (or currently is) knows that a crisis begins around this age. Okay, well, a lot of crises, but I’m going to focus on one, because I’m not looking to write a 500 page book on the subject of early teenage crises. This crisis is one of identity. It’s that awful … Continue reading Yes, That Too.
It’s 3 AM. Again. And, shit, you have a nine AM. Also, that professor takes attendance. You have no choice. You will have to your drag your sleepy brain to class with the coffee as strong as you can possibly take it. And then after that, you can’t take a nap because you have something … Continue reading I need a Break, College Lifestyle Blogs.
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?!?
You can prepare. You can read articles about organization, you can buy healthy food, you can try all you want, but the first week of school never turns out how you want it. It’s always the same: utter insanity. It’s an avalanche of new expectations, reconnecting with old friends, establishing study habits, and trying to … Continue reading Time Management & Other Personal Failures