Update: Since I writing this, I found Lauv's "Modern Loneliness", which sums up my feelings pretty well. During my gap year, I had no idea how to make new friends. I had a hard time adjusting because friends who used to live down the street were now spread across the country. We were separated by … Continue reading Lonely But Not Alone
Recently I came across a posting and I was so excited as I sent it to Lily: "I'm working on casting a feature film for Paramount Pictures, and we are in need of some REAL best friends to be featured in the film. We are looking for genuine people with a real history together. "Real … Continue reading The Entire History of You Through Me
For my last spring break ever, I wanted to travel to a new city instead of working at the nail salon like I've been doing since 9th grade. I had been talking about Nashville for several months, but we somehow decided on Boston, Massachusetts. Lily and I semi-spontaneously booked our flight in the middle of … Continue reading Boston
When I first went Alpha Xi, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I had gotten out of a bad relationship I had been in since high school, and as a shy commuter student, I hadn't had the opportunity to make many friends. Since then, Alpha Xi Delta has significantly impacted my … Continue reading My Dear Alpha Xi Delta
2017: This year has been full of shocking, saddening, and terrible events. Shootings in the Las Vegas strip and Orlando. The Manchester bombing. Natural disasters such as Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Harvey, and wildfires in California. The passing of many beloved actors and singers, people who have influenced entire generations. The banning of transgender people from joining the … Continue reading 2017
As if juggling 14 credit hours, secondary applications, two executive boards, sorority recruitment season, research lab, and hospital volunteering isn't enough, life has decided to hit me all at once. I rolled into senior year still on that summer high of freedom (what little I had left after the MCAT) and full of energy. My … Continue reading Choose Happy. Choose Yourself.
Keys to Success: Communication and the honesty because communication is key and the truth will set you free.
So many of us have been in abusive or unhealthy friendships and relationships. We give them everything we have. Our time, our money, our efforts, our thoughts, our hearts. They let us down, but we give them more chances. They use us, but we stay. And eventually, they walk away. Some stay because they think things … Continue reading Knowing Your Worth
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