Resolve Without Resolutions

Ah, the New Year's resolution - the life changing, existential crisis┬áreverting, youth repairing, year long fix to any of your on going problems! But really now... When it comes down to it, a New Year's resolution is very much like giving up something for Lent. It lasts about a month, usually ends with you going … Continue reading Resolve Without Resolutions

The Cursed Child? More Like the Cursed Play

The title says it all - the┬ánew play based off J.K. Rowling's writings must be doomed! I'm just kidding. Many of you know I'm a huge Harry Potter fan and when I heard about the makings of a new play featuring the Big HP's kiddo I was ecstatic. Like sharing multiple statuses and videos on … Continue reading The Cursed Child? More Like the Cursed Play

Doe a Dear, Oh an Opossum

"OHMYGOD! It's a cat!" ... "Oh my God...that's not a cat..." This is a story about what to do if you find yourself staring into the face of a possum in the entryway of your dorm. It was 10 pm on a clear, star lit fall night last November. My boyfriend, Will, was walking me … Continue reading Doe a Dear, Oh an Opossum

Top 10 Books I Read in 2015

As the year comes to an end I've started reflecting on everything that's happened. With that, I've come to the conclusion that most of my memories come with the phrase "Oh I was reading - at the time!" Here's my "Top Ten" list of 2015: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd While … Continue reading Top 10 Books I Read in 2015

Appreciation Post!

I've found that getting a crap ton of stuff I don't really need from a fat guy in a red suit makes me appreciate the things I already have. On Christmas Day, after everything's said and done, I smuggle all my gifts up to my room and stow them away (neat, organized, either color coded … Continue reading Appreciation Post!


Everything gets hectic around this time of year. Between my birthday, my cousin's birthday, family coming over, and the actual Christmas celebration itself, many of our holiday traditions have become lost over the years. Inadvertently, many more have been added. When I was a wee little munchkin my mother would take my friend Andrea and … Continue reading Holidaze

No Place Like Home for the Holidays

Who else is home from college? Just me? That's a little bit how it feels right now. I finished my exams early (fingers crossed for high grades this semester!) and came home last Friday. It's a balmy 65 degrees in most of Western North Carolina right now and I'm starting to get the feeling that … Continue reading No Place Like Home for the Holidays

Holiday Hustle

The holidays are the most stressful, yet simultaneously wonderful, time of year for college students. With exams, papers, shopping, parties, and everything in between it feels like there's waaaaay too much going on to give back to the community. Last year I volunteered at a fair trade store in my hometown that helped to provide … Continue reading Holiday Hustle

Seven Steps to Finals Week Self Care

The most important thing to remember during finals isn't an equation or the function of the mitochondria - it's how to take care of yourself. Here's my go-to seven steps to taking care of myself during finals week: Exercise I know spending an hour at the gym isn't high on everyone's list of priorities during … Continue reading Seven Steps to Finals Week Self Care

A Broke College Kid’s Guide to Christmas

Christmas is right around the corner and my to-do list is getting wildly out of hand. Between exams, completing sorority service hours, psychology research projects, and papers I don't have time for much else. I tried to finish Christmas shopping before Thanksgiving break ended, but of course I had things come up and nothing really … Continue reading A Broke College Kid’s Guide to Christmas