What I Learned in Four Years as an Undergraduate Student

So after four years of hard (eh) work on a Bachelor’s of Science in Neuroscience, additional major in Professional Writing, I am graduating! As I have been M.I.A. from this blog, and somehow actually have a few readers to explain myself to, here is a nice wrap up post summarizing the finer points of my … More What I Learned in Four Years as an Undergraduate Student

You Are Strong

Strength is not the absence of weakness. It isn’t never being scared, or sad, or heartbroken.   Strength is not taking failure, or rejection, or grief gracefully— And it isn’t even the ability to stand after you fall.   Sometimes strength is just getting through it. And it’s not pretty, or romantic, but it’s real. … More You Are Strong

What Makes You Happy

I am going to tell you a story. It’s probably a familiar story—you’ve heard it from your mother, or aunt, or your older friend. It’s probably a story you will live if you haven’t already. This isn’t the story of how I figured out what I want in life, because I haven’t, and it isn’t … More What Makes You Happy

Make the Mistake

I don’t want to be the person to tell you that all mistakes are good, or that even the worst things you will grow from, because frankly that’s obnoxious. Maybe it is true that even the hard, sucky, parts of life make us stronger, but I don’t think telling anyone in the hard, sucky parts … More Make the Mistake