We live in a society that favors extroverts over introverts. From working in groups in Kindergarten to presenting in front of the whole class to pitching ideas in work meetings, the extrovert qualities of being talkative, outgoing, and even at times, attention-seeking are often seen as superior to self-sufficient or quietly observant. I believe that… Read More An Introvert’s Guide to Adopting Extrovert Qualities
I am a planner. One glance at my Google Calendar, or my personal planner, or even at this blog and you’ll see a college student who seems like she has a lot of her life figured out. You’ll see that she plans to double major in computer science and economics and maybe minor in Math.… Read More You’re Not Where You Wanted To Be, And That’s OK.
As I lounge around at home because the coronavirus sent us home from college early, I have come up with a list of my favorite things to do when I’m stuck at home, especially for when I’m home alone. In this day and age, free time is hard to find. We spend every minute of… Read More How To Spend Your Free Time At Home
I am a first-year university student at Rutgers University. In just a couple of months, so much has happened. Now that I have officially completed my first semester of college, it is time to stop and reflect. My first semester flew by so quickly, and I can happily say that it went better than I… Read More College Freshman First Semester Reflection
There are certain monumental moments in a person’s life that are commonly tied with growing up and maturing. Milestones like a baptism, the first day of kindergarten, graduations, getting a drivers license, a first drink, wedding, first house, having a baby, etc.—these are the things that end up in memory jars and photo albums. Sure,… Read More The Little Things in Growing Up are Underappreciated
In my AP Literature class, we had an assignment to write everything and anything on our minds on the topic of Friendship to mirror our stream of consciousness. In that 5-minute timed writing period, I dug into my feelings. Below is some of my 17-year-old insight on friendship. Sometimes, when it feels like my life… Read More Don’t Lose Yourself in the Idea of Best Friends Forever
I usually spend New Year’s Eve at a party with friends. This year, I spent it at home. Last night at 11:40 p.m., I screamed at everyone in my house and forced them in front of my laptop as I pulled up a live stream. But a few minutes into “Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin… Read More New Year, New Me…?
Today is November 22, 2018 (a.k.a. Thanksgiving, Turkey day). Today, I am grateful. As always, grateful for my health, my friends and family, my happiness. But in the past couple of weeks, I’ve been reflecting on the little things in life that are easily missed. This year, I’m especially grateful for the new perspectives I’ve gained… Read More Thankful
As the first marking period of my senior year comes to an end, I’ve been reflecting. Even though my schedule has been more hectic than ever, this school year has been amazing so far and I know that it will just get better. But I’ve had a little help. Without further ado, here are some… Read More 3 Things That Have Saved Me This School Year
To my freshman sister, As I prepare for this school year, I reflect on the last three years of high school and excitedly anticipate the glory of what is supposedly the best year of American education: senior year. You, on the other hand, are probably awaiting anxiously to meet the bustling hallways full of daunting… Read More To My Freshman Sister