Dear college freshmen, For some reason, you, a new graduate from high school, are expected to have your entire future planned out for you. You have to find out exactly what you want to do for the rest of your life in a matter of months, or even days, sometimes. Some people are born knowing … Continue reading To the All-Knowing
Dear college freshmen, Some of you may experience an injustice. You might develop a serious illness, have a friend in ICU, or survive a brutal car crash. Very few people you know can relate to your pain, leaving you feeling isolated and alone. The only thing you can think is, "I don't deserve this. Why is … Continue reading To the Unknown Variables
You're going to experience a lot of flack your first year. You've probably heard most of it before you even registered, and are hoping it won't apply to you. But there is one fact that you cannot escape, above all else...
College is about learning how to cope with change.
I attended a wedding of two old friends, and it was strange--for other reasons than the few dozen stuffed animal squirrels hidden throughout the foyer. I felt nothing but peace and joy for the couple, and it continued into the reception. People I'd known for years talked to my mom and me, asking her about teaching … Continue reading Safe Steps Forward
My face turns plaid, I am a lion. I roar but once, and then I am silent. My face is hexed. I am a snake. I envision myself slithering up to you and biting your ankle. My face is jaded. I am young. I am so young that I cannot imagine growing older. My face … Continue reading i am (2013)
I apologize for the absence of posts; I took a recess of sorts. Luckily, I had an existential crisis, so I have something to say now. I was reading a comic, to no one's surprise, about a girl in college who is very confused by a classmate's current behavior based on his previous actions the … Continue reading We’re All Dumb Together