Salad Under the Stars

There’s a first for everything, and even though I’ve always been a fan of salads and green foods, I’ve never experienced the overload I’ve been consuming in my first two weeks of college. Now I know what you’re thinking: “Did she just say her first two weeks of college are best summed up to.. eating salad?” Yes. That’s exactly what I’m saying. If we’re being honest, I’m lacking in the typical teenage department these days: finding myself wearing comfortable clothes, doing math homework on the weekend, and going to bed at 10 pm. More importantly though, I’m also not pretending. … Continue reading Salad Under the Stars

Summoning Courage

Well. It happened. I turned in my lock, Zoology textbook, and sign out sheet. I drug my feet down the halls three extra times because it didn’t feel right. I said goodbye to people I knew I might never see again. Today was my final day of high school. It may sound clichè, and those who have already been there done that, may read this and roll their eyes. But you have to understand that this time of change is such an earthquake of an event in my life, in my family’s life, in my friends’ lives, and for the … Continue reading Summoning Courage

An Open Letter to My Brain

Dear Brain, Guessing you already know who this is. You know most things. Or at least, you like to pretend you do. I have come to the realization that you actually don’t know everything, despite the eighteen years of believing it. The difference between left and right still confuses you, you haven’t quite come to the full understanding of the male mind, and don’t even get started on anything above Algebra I. But, the things you do know, you know very well. Writing is like breathing, you’re very good at choosing music based on my mood, and you also have … Continue reading An Open Letter to My Brain

7 Things I Learned in High School

I’ve been thinking about this whole “high school” thing, and how I now have five semesters under my belt. I walked through the doors on my first day a completely naive, sweet, ignorant, benign blonde girl. And two and a half years later, at least I am still blonde. I have learned so much, more than I could ever put into words. But, I will attempt to summarize the seven most important things I’ve learned so far (Besides how to find the slope of a line and perform trigonometry functions, which are so crucial to my future career in writing, … Continue reading 7 Things I Learned in High School

Debbie Downer

It’s your lucky day, because I am writing yet another post! Get used to it though, because 2016 is the year I make it on the NY Times Bestseller’s list, as one of the youngest authors in history. Therefore, I am going to be writing A LOT. To all of you future aspiring writers out there, I only have one piece of advice for you: keep writing. It’s crucial for your career to never stop voicing your infinite thoughts, so put that pen to paper, or fingers to keys in my case. And on this lovely day nearing the end … Continue reading Debbie Downer

Strings

Happy holidays. We are celebrating a year with this blog, as the whole mess began last Christmas break, 2014. But it’s the silent kind of celebrating, without champagne or music. It’s the kind where you give yourself a pat on the back and keep writing. I like the champagne and music idea better. I just might have a one person dance party after I sign off. Actually, I will be having a one person dance party, because one year is a long time. 365 days. 8,760 hours. 525, 600 minutes. Damn. Can you even comprehend how much can change in 525,600 minutes?! Everything. … Continue reading Strings

Seventeen

Today, I turned seventeen. Everyone always says, “I don’t feel any different” or “what’s the difference between a day?” I feel different, though. Maybe not from yesterday, but from a year ago? I barely know that girl anymore. And that is one of the greatest news you will hear all day. You see, in just a year, I learned. I experienced new things, new people, new places. I laughed. I smiled. I cried. I lost hope, people, and even myself for a while. But here I am today, stronger than I’ve ever been in my seventeen-year trip around the sun. … Continue reading Seventeen