Returning to Your College Town (There and Back Again: Part 1)

Returning to Your College Town (There and Back Again: Part 1)

It’s strange to walk the streets of a place/city you’ve once lived in, grown in, cried in, and thrived in. It’s strange because you remember exactly what it felt like, what the routine of sounds and sights consisted of, and how familiar it all became during your time there. You remember the exact shade of yellow all the license plates were, and you remember the old smell of the library and the chiming tone of the elevator in your best friend’s halls when the doors opened. You remember how wobbly the buses were and exactly what the raindrops felt like while you waited for that bus to arrive. Continue reading

To Settle or Not to Settle (Interrupting Inconvenience: Part 1)

To Settle or Not to Settle (Interrupting Inconvenience: Part 1)

There’s a difference between settling for less and settling in.

I feel like I should say it one more time for the people in the back.

There is a difference between settling for less and settling in.

One is lowering your standards, the other is sticking around even when the magic wears off. Continue reading

Looking For Bittersweet Fireworks

Looking For Bittersweet Fireworks

I debated this entire blog post. Honestly, because I thought it would be just a little too honest and a little too close to home. But I realized that the 4th of July is upon us and in the same second I realized I haven’t written a blog post in a long time, and then I thought: “Why not put the two together?” Continue reading

5 Ways Students Can Stay Motivated (Despite A Long To-Do List)

5 Ways Students Can Stay Motivated (Despite A Long To-Do List)

1. Get up when your alarm goes off.

Your first five seconds of the day are crucial. Hitting the snooze button starts a procrastination mindset that can spread to your entire day, making it difficult to stay motivated. The longer you debate getting up, the less likely it is you actually will (Believe me, I know. I’m not a morning person). When your alarm goes off, decide in less than five seconds to get up and start your day. Continue reading

Why It’s Not Arrogant To Take The Compliment

Why It’s Not Arrogant To Take The Compliment

First of all disclaimer: I’m as guilty as the next person when it comes to liking compliments. It’s nice! Who doesn’t like it?

In theory, compliments are what a lot of people like collecting. We like the idea of people noticing something positive about us, whether that be a new haircut, a new outfit, or maybe even when someone notices something cool we’ve done and mentions it. Continue reading

Why I Don’t Want It, Unless He Wants It For Me

Why I Don’t Want It, Unless He Wants It For Me

Be careful asking God for more, because He will always deliver.

I think God has worked on me in stages, as He normally does, but in much larger stages than usual at the start of my college years because I finally asked for more, discontent with the level I was experiencing His presence in my life. Continue reading

One Step Forward After Finishing My Degree

One Step Forward After Finishing My Degree

So here I am. One day after turning in my dissertation, my final project for university, and it’s been relaxing. I’ve done all the things I’ve wished I could do back when I had to be studying and writing, and it’s been just one day and I’m already sick of it. Continue reading