Getting Down with the Sickness

I have every right to be miserable. I’m sick, God dammit! I never get sick. I made it through my entire first year of college without catching the freshman plague, and now here I am, a bleary-eyed, sniffling, and clutching another mug of tea. What is this, some kind of sophomore slump? I’ve always been…

A Little Something

It’s been a long, stressful week for me this time around, so rather than a hefty blog post, I thought I’d share this little work-in-progress poem I wrote about the moon. I can always see it from the window in my dorm at night, so it’s been on my mind. Writing about it has been…

Hear Me Out: The Culture of Silence on Campus

Let me start by saying I know that the world is an unkind place. I’m perfectly aware that there are cruel people who go unpunished and kind people who suffer needlessly. But that doesn’t stop me from being disappointed when I see those truths in action. This semester, multiple friends of mine shared with me very…

College Made Me a Morning Person

I love waking up at 6 a.m.! No, I’m not being sarcastic. When I was in high school, waking up before the sun was up made me miserable. I’d drag myself out of bed in the dark, shuffle around my house in a daze, and head off to school with sleep still in my eyes….

The Finer Things

Admittedly, I have some big dreams. Getting published, travelling the world, writing for TV, marrying Jake Gyllenhaal… But sometimes when I picture my future, I realize it wouldn’t take that much to make me happy. Even without wild success and a feature on the best-dressed list at the Oscars, I could live quite contently with…