Psychology major at EKU
Calligraphy artist, vocalist, writer, philanthropist.
58 Things to Remember When You Go to College
Going off to college consists of a mixture of feeling excited, nervous, anxious, liberated, and scared out of your wits. I felt all of these things post high school graduation, and had no idea what I was getting myself into when I went to college. Upon changing and discovering myself freshman year, I reflected on some of the most important things I learned; things I wish people told me before moving into a whole new world. For all you recent high school grads and non traditional students out there, here are 57 things to remember when you go to college.
Everything You Need to Know About Getting a Spray Tan
I have only had three spray tans in my life, which doesn't necessarily make me an expert, but it's the experience that matters. I have never met a spray tan I didn't like. Not only are they easy, but spray tan gives you a quick, gorgeous glow that is perfect for any occasion. Before you spray, here are a few tips and recommendations to keep in mind and help you perfect your next flawless tan.
How Diet Culture Impacted My Eating Disorder
I was 15-years-old when I first started to show eating disorder habits. It started by cutting out junk food, then soda, then carbs, and, well, you can pretty much figure out the rest. By my senior year of high school it became drilled into my routine to wake up an hour early just to work out. I was constantly skipping meals, and if things didn't go my way at cross country practice, I would beat myself up about it and work out more when I got home. By my freshman year of college, going days without eating was "normal" for me, along with a string of other self-destructive habits.
The Best Things About Running Cross Country
If you would have approached me ten years ago and told me that I was going to be a cross country runner in high school and fall in love with distance running for the rest of my life, I would have straight up laughed in your face. Growing up, I never considered myself to be the athletic type. But that all changed after my first summer practice in the eighth grade.
Six of My Favorite Christmas Traditions
I'm a very traditional person. Every Christmas, I look forward to going to the same places and doing the same things with my family and close friends, because to me, it just wouldn't be Christmas without some of the things we do together. With the holidays quickly approaching, I got to thinking about some of the traditions that define my yuletide experience. Maybe some of my favorites will become some of your own! Here are six of my favorite Christmas traditions.
What It's Really like to Be in a Sorority
I came into college not knowing a single soul other than my roommate, who happened to be my best friend from home. I knew for a long time I wanted to rush and join a sorority, but when I did, I ended up having a lot of mixed feelings and doubts: Did I really belong here? Was I making the right choice? A series of “what if’s” rang through my head. But it was on the third or fourth day of rush that I knew. When I got a bid, I knew. During that first semester, I really knew. This was where I was meant to be. Through the chapter, I found my “sisterhood.”
My Sixteen Year Journey as a Vocalist
I’ve been involved with the performing arts since I started speaking. My parents made sure I was given every artistic opportunity available, which in turn sparked the beginning of dance lessons and acting classes. My mother was a school teacher who directed plays on the side (I made a way to be a part of them in any way I could). My father and I always played “name that tune,” and he supported me throughout everything I did. I began to act in musicals by the age of five, and even though I may not have realized it at the time, it was what I loved to do. Between my sisters, brother and I, our childhood was very musical. We didn’t know life without it.
Surviving Working Retail During the Holiday Season
I've been working part time in retail for two years now at a local mall that is relatively busy year round. The store I work at is pretty popular, so things tend to get busy after Halloween. I remember how hectic my first holiday season was at work, but I can promise you, you can (and will) handle it. Here are five ways to help make this holiday season in retail one to remember.
Six Things You Need to Know When Getting Started on Calligraphy
I've been doing calligraphy for the past three years, and I can speak honestly when I say it's changed my life for the better. Through this craft, I have grown as an artist, strengthened my penmanship, and have gotten the chance to make people happier by creating for them personalized signs, gifts, and invitations. What started out as a small hobby for me has grown into a business where I can be myself and fully relax. Beginning calligraphy is not as tricky as you would think. It's actually very simple and rewarding, and I'm here to tell you what to keep in mind when getting started.