Everyone is better than you at something. Well okay, maybe not better than you. *looks directly at that one person* Still, working hard doesn’t seem to cut it these days. Something has to be said for God-given talent and for those who can’t seem to find theirs. Admittedly, only recently has this become an issue… Read More Good Enough?
So with a lot of my friends currently in college and worrying about mid-terms and finals, I began to think about what I could do to try helping from afar. Then I stumbled across, just the right idea: I would send them care packages! My mom sent me some when I was in my first year… Read More College Care Package #1: The Fun Friend
California has been going through a rainy spell and frankly, I’m not used to this. Growing up, rainy days didn’t come as often as the past month and so I’ve been trying to keep myself busy. Yes, there are things I could be doing and probably should be doing, but motivation comes through thin and… Read More Nine Things to Do a Rainy Day
Raise your hand if you have ever read an Archie comic. I know did. I read a lot of Archie comics along with the Double Digest Betty and Veronica and Jughead and everything I could find the checkout register of Safeway at 10 p.m. as a middle schooler. It was my guilty pleasure. Eventually, as most… Read More Not the Riverdale You Thought You Knew
I never planned to take a gap year. I didn’t want one. I had my life planned out: four, maybe three years in college; a year and a half getting my Master’s degree; a blossoming career by the age of 23; return to get a doctorate at 27 years old; and be an experienced professional… Read More Planning Advice from a Reluctant Gap Year-er
While others are packing their winter coats to head back to school with the lost glimmer of the holiday spirit fading in their eyes, I’m still bathing in the California sun and getting ready for the next part of my year! As you might know, I am on a gap year from college—traveling, writing and… Read More Editing a Novel
I love New Year. People tend to be bitter or cynical about New Years, but there is so much to love about it: New York’s Ball Drop, San Francisco’s Embarcadero fireworks, the Rose Parade, parties and dinners, midnight kisses, the look of New Year Resolution-ists when they arrive at the gym and realize the mistake they’ve made.… Read More New Year Resolutions 2017