100 Essays, Day 3: Is there a “But” Coming?

Overwhelmed. In the face of everything, you are overwhelmed. (That wasn’t a very eloquent sentence/statement/whatever, was it?) There are SO many things I want to do to fix it, if “overwhelmed” is even something to be or can be “fixed”. I want to redo my room so it feels less cluttered, both literally and mentally/emotionally, but…

100 Essays, Day 2: Dead Poet’s Society is on Netflix.

YOU GUYS. THE BEAUTIFUL AND AMAZING MOVIE Dead Poet’s Society IS ON NETFLIX. EVERYTHING IS GOOD FOR NOW. …That’s it. I just wanted to put that out there. Go watch it now if you can. Thanks for listening. 🙂

Thursday Thoughts: What’s wrong with being confident?

“Self-worth is so vital to your happiness. If you don’t feel good about you, it’s hard to feel good about anything else.” – Mandy Hale —- I never really understood what it meant to look at yourself with unbiased eyes and actually, truly see yourself as beautiful.  See yourself as confident and happy and pretty…

Thursday Thoughts: Nerves, Hope, Take Action.

Why is it that we get nervous? Nervous for the future. Nervous for what might happen. Nervous for someone else. Nerves for an audition or an interview or a date. Nervous for words that might be said, for what could occur, what could change. I don’t know if it’s just me and with the things…

Pillow thoughts: lessons learned from a summer away from home

I’ve survived my first summer away from my home and family who are back in California, but barely. Just barely. You never realize how quickly time goes by until it does. And…you also never realize how much you’ll miss home until you’re no longer there, and you can no longer go back as much as…

Goodbye Summer 2016, Hello September!

Seriously, where did the summer go? It seems like it was just a few days ago that I finished my second year at NYU and decided with my parents that I’d stay in NYC for the summer to work. Now: it’s the first day of September, I’ve got my first apartment ever, I’ve worked two…

Happy New Year and HAPPY JANUARY!!!

Why are there balloons welcoming a winter month?  Because it’s also my BIRTH MONTH!!!! However, the looming fear of becoming an adult is underway…as I’m about to turn 20 in a week.  That’s 7 WHOLE DAYS until I can no longer say I’m a teenager at all.  I’m in those adult years where the word…

Pillow Thoughts: It’s almost 2016 guys!!

Can you believe that 2015 has already passed us by? THIS IS RIDICULOUS AND THE NEW YEAR IS UPON US WHAAAAA?!! Just think of all the things you’ve overcome, the things you learned, accomplished, felt (ALL THE FEELS YOU FELT…ALL OF THEM), experienced; everything that happened in one short year, and be proud of it…

Motivational Monday: New Year

With the new year fast approaching, one can only hope for positive resolutions, great new beginnings, and the fun that the future holds in 2016.  However, one thing that a lot of us–myself very much included–are guilty of is not appreciating the present moment and all that it’s worth.  With only a couple days before…

Pillow Thoughts: Nowhere Near “Normal”

Sitting in my CAMS (Child/Adolescence Mental [Health] Studies) class, “Looking Back on Growing Up” and we’re discussing cultural development and its affects on looking at mental health.  (*So NOTE: this is more so of an in-class thought when you start zoning out or you have break in your lecture when you start thinking about the topic…