As a 23 year old grad school student, I spend a lot of time writing academically. Now I’m taking time to write creatively and enjoy creating stories about whatever makes me happy.
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Roses are for More than Just Romance
I have an annoying concoction of sensitive and extremely oily skin (thanks, mom). This has made it impossible for me to find the perfect drug store skin care products, especially for my face. Any moisturizer I have ever tried felt cakey when combined with my natural abundance of face oil. I don't use any foundation or makeup on my skin because it would only feel worse. I even went through period when I would only put water on my face, but that was not enough.
11 Things to Consider Before Attending University
Over the last few decades, obtaining a college degree has become more encouraged than learning technical skills. Seeing as many hot-shot careers require a bachelor’s degree or higher, high schoolers are often told to consider a college education above any other life course.
Overcoming Aphantasia to Become a Better Writer
The gloomy mid-afternoon weather seeps through the openings in the horizontal blinds into my tiny space. Rain drops outside the window race down to the finish line of a ledge. Drops combine with one another to take the lead. Homemade hazelnut cold brew coffee rests on the side table. Just beneath the window, long vines of green plants stretch toward the floor, adding color to my otherwise black and grey living room.
The Invaluable Beauties of Tucson, Arizona
“Home is where the heart is." Well, I’m not saying that’s not true. But I think there is more to home than that. Home has been something slightly unstable for me most of my life. In twenty-one years, I have moved fifteen times. How am I supposed to determine where my hometown is?
Reshaping What Vision & Happiness Mean to Me
As a 21-year-old college student, every year I’ve made the same generic resolutions that you’d imagine. Lose weight. Stay in shape. Make friends. Do good in school. Make money. I have been making different versions of the same resolutions that take me absolutely nowhere. My main one has been the classic: lose weight. It has come true several times, but by the end of the year, it’s back on again. So, I’ve even thought to myself “what’s the point?”
How to Move Across the Country During a Pandemic
Moving any distance can be difficult and costly, whether it’s one state away or across the country. Trying to move during COVID-19 can make things even trickier and pricier. Here is how my boyfriend and I managed to do it with tips for making it as smooth as possible.