With Apologies to Dr. Seuss....and, well - Everyone

I need you to know that I vandalized a picture of The Grinch and Cindy Lou Who for this. I photoshopped that spiky head thing from Lady Liberty herself onto Cindy's head. Then I changed his skin to orange and then I had to go bathe in holy water say some hail Mary's even though I'm not religious because you do not fuck around with Dr. Seuss....more

An Open Letter To My Younger Self

When I look back on the past six years (from when I first embarked on my journey into the teenage years), there are innumerable lessons that I have learned from my experiences. One of my personal philosophies for day-to-day life is the mantra that everything happens for a reason. This is a frame to look at all of the good that has manifested, while also acknowledging the more challenging moments of life. Upon thinking about these past few years, I discovered that there are a few words of advice that I would give to my thirteen-year-old self....more

Becoming My Best Self

Now that I am about to enter the last stretch of my first semester of college, I realized that I have spent a lot of time reflecting. Oftentimes I will find myself thinking about how college has changed me, and about what I have learned in my first semester. As I reflected on my journey, I realized that the weight of one of my most long-held concerns had been lifted over the course of the past few months. What was this concern?...more

What It Means To Succeed

We all have experienced exhausting weeks: the ones where work piles up and life becomes a checklist of seemingly insurmountable tasks. We progress through such weeks by operating on a work-oriented autopilot, and become part of a balancing act that threatens to become undone at the slightest misstep. We feel both fragile and strong, and fuel our motivation with the pressure to succeed....more

Defining Home

Home ∼ of or relating to the place where one livesEver since I started living on my own, I have learned many things about life. Most recently, I found myself contemplating the concept of home. Now that I was on my own, where was my home? What defines a home? Is it possible to have more than one?...more

DIY: Gratitude Journal

In the summertime it is easy to forget about the rapid pace of life that takes place in the winter and spring. It is a time where the weather, vacations, and new adventures make us feel at ease and content....more
sharingthanks Thank you! I enjoyed reading your post about gratitude! It really is the simple ...more

A Year to Forget

Writing this is natural.As the year seeps to it's close,reflection is easier. What happened last year?Challenges.  Why did these things happen?I have no answers to that question....more
This hits home. 2014 was a very challenging year for myself as well. I approached the new year ...more

Adulthood - it's a trap!!

I'm not going to lie, when I saw today's Daily Prompt I thought of the Rugrats show, oh childhood.The first time I felt really grown up was when I moved away from home to go to University. Once my sister and mum had said goodbye, there was that moment of me being in my room alone. And it finally dawned on me that this was going to be my 'home' for the next year....more

Another Year Older

Since Monday I've been 22! Do I feel any older? Not particularly. (Note to self change about me page).When I was a teenager I always looked up to people in their twenties assuming they had their lives figured out and it was always one big episode of Friends. Well I now know the former isn't true, and regardless of age most people don't have their lives figured out, which is always great to think about when you're faced with looking for your first job of your 'career'....more