I am thoroughly a creative at heart. Writing, painting and crocheting are my practical interests, while mulling over the perplexity of the human psyche and the intricately complex nature of the "human condition" goes on in the background.
The Secret Mental Health Benefits of Indoor Plants
It was one of the toughest decisions I've ever had to make, but I had no other choice. My kitten was given a new home, and I felt so irresponsible. "A pet is for life!" I heard ringing in the back of my eardrum from the animal rights protest of a school auditorium, a distant memory from old teenage years. I knew the morals of it, really I did. According to the ASPCA around 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized each year, but my kitten wouldn't be coming with me. Perhaps it was due to my partner's bad credit that I had no choice but to take the first property that I was offered. I would probably never know the exact reason, but in my own mind, it should be illegal to discriminate against tenants with pets. In either case, there was no two ways around it, and I found myself with the predicament of having to choose between keeping my pet and homelessness. I was grateful to say that she went to a good friend of mine, a nurse in fact.
A Beginner’s Guide to Stargazing
No one needs to spend a fortune on equipment to enjoy the night sky. In fact, you can start in your own back garden with nothing but curiosity and good eyesight. I've always been fascinated by the beauty of the heavens just looking up on any dark, clear night. I started first with my eyes, absorbing the beauty above me and letting my imagination free. A clear night always makes great inspiration for many of life's toils below.
How to Make the Most of the Season of Change
An important part of life is learning to cope with adjustments and as we all know autumn is a season of change. Change can often be a stressful concept, but this season portraits an important life hack: It can also be a constructive and/or enjoyable experience. When the weather starts to change from a warm tingle to a chill breeze on an early autumn day, I look forward to turning my wardrobe to into wooly sweaters and fluffy knitted scarves. The good thing about seasonal change is that it is gradual, which is the best way to learn how to adjust. It's hard to say goodbye to summer's comfort, however, and you may still wonder how this season could be so looked forward to, if at all. The season of autumn is wedged between the two candidates for most popular time of year–happy, sun-kissed summer days and the much loved "Christmas Bash" season. However, this unique time of year stands alone with it's own quaint feeling.
The Daily Power Struggle of Women in Social Media
As shareholders of the unstoppable mass media growth of the 21st century, women have taken an unprecedented rise in reputation, voice, and influence. Since the early days, women have achieved a great contribution to mass communications, yet the way we are represented has long been a topic of contention, question, and debate. With the influence of such a powerful force as modern media, many have raised concern over the way women are presented and how their influence shapes society.
International Student's Guide to Surviving the UK
Having moved across nations, there is one thing I have to say for any far-quested individual: Everywhere has its own modes of normal. Setting out on a scholastic adventure comes with all the joys, sorrows, and freak out moments that you might imagine! There is only so much to do in preparation, and it all seems to dawn after the long wait has ended. Adjusting to the new scenery is one thing, but to completely reorientate yourself to a new culture is quite another. Having lived in the UK for several years now after emigrating from LA, here are some pointers that may come in handy for overseas students.
3 Inspirations for the Modern Girlfriend
The ineffable quality of being unique, according to many, is the number one resource in any budding lovebird’s repertoire and in fairness the best groundbreaker to spark interest is the ability to show off your personality. We proudly display our passion in the way we communicate, our style of dress, the way we walk and how we talk. For this reason the zealous inamorata starts by doting over everything she has that a potential suit wants. However it is often inevitable to wonder, “Am I an interesting individual?” Amazingly, the best person to answer that is the “individual” themselves. In that case what is it that makes a match?