Last week, I volunteered to help a high school classmate with a photoshoot for her work, and was told that I'd be paid in love and beer. In my excitement to help out one of my favorite breweries and be in the city, I forgot how much hands were involved in beer photography. I've always … Continue reading Love Ur Body
Over the years, I've developed a better understanding of what I wanted in a partner. Every time I get asked about my ideal person, I think back to when my high school boyfriend asked me the same question. I distinctly remember answering with someone who is intelligent, confident, honest, goal oriented, and shares my sense … Continue reading My Ideal Person
I was once told that I was a great conversationalist, to which I earnestly replied "you're one as well!" because our conversation flowed so naturally. I don't think I'm great at making conversation, but I do think that the right person can bring out a good conversation in almost anyone. It was then that I … Continue reading Can I get a Connection?
I've noticed some make resentful comments about how they were going to be single on Valentines Day. Being single means that you can focus 100% of your energy into yourself to explore your interests and grow, yet some choose to direct that energy towards being bitter about not having someone instead. Lacking a romantic relationship on … Continue reading Feeling All The Feels
For Halloween this year, I found inspiration in Lara Jean Covey from Jenny Han's To All the Boys I've Loved Before. Lara Jean is a high school junior who writes letters to boys she has intense feelings for to help process her feelings and keeps these letters in a box in her closet. 5 boys, … Continue reading How to Handle Heartbreak
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.
“How do women still go out with guys, when you consider the fact that there is no greater threat to women than men? We’re the number one threat! To women! Globally and historically, we’re the number one cause of injury and mayhem to women. We’re the worst thing that ever happens to them!”
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