I read an article from CNN on a Californian veterinarian who treats the pets of the homeless for free. I sent the article to my dad because we'd been talking about unconditional love on the drive home from dinner the other day, when we saw a homeless man and a dog crossing the street. The … Continue reading On Helping Others
Hello all! Yesterday was Father's Day (hi, Dad). I drove Carson home to Asheville for a reunion with my parents. I think it was a very good Father's Day present. If you're wondering what I go him, the card I found from Avid Books was on their Instagram! And I also brought home some Athens … Continue reading On My Radar
College students strive for success. Sometimes that means not failing that hard science class. Other times it means maintaining a 4.0 over four years. Sometimes it just means graduating. Success is a word that means you're good at something, but most of the time when a friend thinking about their future says they want to … Continue reading The Arbitrary Nature of Success
Hurricane Florence devastated the coasts of the Carolinas two weeks ago. Relief is still needed in many areas. Here's a quick list of how you can help: You can donate to hurricane victims at Red Cross by visiting this website. Operation BBQ Relief provides meals for victims and first responders. You can check them out … Continue reading Hurricane Florence: How to Help
It honestly feels like life is moving at fifteen mph above the speed limit. It's been one of those "please, for the love of everything sacred, slow down!" weeks. And it's only Monday. But the good news is that the Internet is always helping me find cool ways to distract myself from how overwhelmed I … Continue reading Fun Things
Happy National Dog Week everyone! For me, every week is National Dog Week. Just think about it: my university's mascot is a bulldog, my sorority raises guide dogs, and I own two rescue pups. Everywhere I go I'm surrounded by dogs. Not only are dogs are a great source of joy for many people, they … Continue reading Owning a Dog Can Improve Your Life
Here's four fun things to make your week a bit brighter: Bees Bounce Back from Colony Collapse Disorder Colony Collapse Disorder is a phenomenon related to the disappearance of bees. It happens when bees leave their hive and never return. I'm not talking about a few runaway teenager bees. I'm talking about bees en masse … Continue reading Four Fun Things
Chopping off my hair is one of the most exhilarating things I've done. And I've done it a lot. Actually, I've donated over four feet of hair over the course of ten years. I've gotten some strange looks when I tell people that I donate my hair to organizations that make wigs for cancer patients. … Continue reading What’s Ten Inches Anyway?
I have lived in the same neighborhood, on the same street, in the same house all my life. That is where I consider “home” to be. For others, home is the house they’re currently living in. For others, still, home is the place they grew up. Some have split homes, whether due to divorce or … Continue reading A Concept of Home
Last weekend my family, my friend Emma, and I spent the day at Lake Tahoma in North Carolina. My Dad's band played at the lake's main venue last Saturday night, so we thought it'd be nice to spend the day lakeside while the weather was still warm. It was an absolutely gorgeous day!