What It’s REALLY Like Being in a Long Distance Relationship

Long distance relationships are nothing new. But unless you’re in one, or have been in one, it’s likely you don’t know much about them! As someone who is currently in a long distance relationship, I’ll tell you upfront that having your partner thousands of miles away is nothing easy. Quite frankly, it has been one of the craziest emotional roller coasters I have ever been on. As … Continue reading What It’s REALLY Like Being in a Long Distance Relationship

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Why You Should Give Instagram a Break, and Soon.

I don’t remember the last time I met a young person who didn’t have an Instagram account, yet I can recall just yesterday overhearing a group of friends discussing how to get their feeds to “look better”, whatever that means. About three billion people have social media, and it feels like most of us are totally preoccupied with it. Now, I’m not bashing Instagram, or … Continue reading Why You Should Give Instagram a Break, and Soon.

Gratitude: a Forgotten Practice

No matter who you are, you definitely want happiness. Granted, it isn’t the momentary smile that only lasts a second that you want, but rather, a joy that causes those smiles to linger a long time. It all seems too difficult to achieve, though. Happiness? You must be kidding. Not with how dark the world we live in is… Yes, it’s hard, but I’m here to … Continue reading Gratitude: a Forgotten Practice

The BENEFIT of PROCRASTINATION

Unfortunately, we all do things that grant us inevitable stresses. Now, feeling stressed isn’t necessarily something you have to feel, but let’s face it, most people get shaky from time to time, some of us more than others. A few go with the flow and shrug off the anxiety. A hearty kudos to them. But whether it be work, school, family, friends, hobbies, or whatever… … Continue reading The BENEFIT of PROCRASTINATION

as an ally; a poem

momma, oh momma! i won the birth lottery ’cause of you! your white genes mixed with poppa’s gave me privilege; all wrapped and new. my icy blue eyes, and my straight blonde hair- keeps the public from watching, giving them glares. but… i never signed a waiver for this, no, there’s no permission slip here. i never asked to witness their deaths. yet black lives … Continue reading as an ally; a poem

GUNS: What Now?

In the United States, there has been a lot of buzz surrounding anything “gun” lately, and rightfully so. You name it; police brutality, gun violence, school shootings, gun laws… The list goes on and on, and as time progresses, it almost feels as though the issues worsen. In light of recent events, many have been looking over gun control laws perceptively. However, “gun control” almost … Continue reading GUNS: What Now?