lessons learned from middle schoolers

If you ever have the chance, hang out with a middle schooler. You may just learn a few things along the way. I know I did.

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the commencement speech I never gave

I graduated on Saturday. At my beloved alma mater, I was a finalist for commencement speaker. I wasn’t selected, but I had a good mindset going in: I have done all I can. I no longer feared the failure, I knew that it was going to be exactly how it was supposed to be. Turns…

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the breakfast club: dance 231

Our Breakfast Club: 9 college students of different ages, backgrounds, and dance experience who came together for a 2-credit dance technique class…. a class that I’m sure none of us will ever forget. 

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“fix me,” a note to my educators

As someone who is praying a lot about becoming an educator, I find myself thinking back on the great teachers of my life….

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a beautiful morning

“Let me start by saying — nothing extraordinary happened today. “

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I’m proud of me.

I haven’t written a blog in over a year. I kept thinking to myself, ” I don’t have anything worth saying.” 

Now, I think I do. Maybe it won’t be worth it for you to read (sorry, folks) but it’s worth it for me to say. 

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when things aren’t easy

“Yesterday, I may have failed my macroeconomics test.”

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a new generation of dreamers

just something to think about when you see those freshmen in your hall or classroom or the line for panda express.

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to senior girls: my post-freshman year thoughts

My freshman year is coming to an end, and I’ve realized that nearly everything I thought about college was wrong. Thank goodness. When I was planning for college, I thought I had everything figured out. I’d get the perfect roommate, the perfect dorm furniture and pinterest-inspired everything and it would all look like a magazine.…

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right in the feels

Emotions, or feelings, are not everyone’s favorite thing to talk about. But…The past few weeks in my honors interpersonal communications course, we’ve dedicated our time to learning about, expressing our own, and understanding others’ emotions. I’ve always known that I’m an emotional person. I have always thought that I wore my heart on my sleeve…

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