Physique: 12 DOG

Today, and most days, I am grateful for my hair, skin, eyelashes, fingernails, lungs, and my body in entirety. However, most days are not all days, and there was a time in my life were the bad days outnumbered the good. Let me begin as a child, as all good “this is when it began” stories come to exist. I was a stout, round child, to put it nicely. I have talked about this before as well on this blog, because as a girl, this isn’t always what’s expected or accepted in society. But what does an eight-year-old care what … Continue reading Physique: 12 DOG

Home: 12 DOG

When I brainstormed for today’s topic, I was thinking about the day I left for college. I was absolutely terrified, but so stressed out with trying to fit every last bag into the car that I didn’t even get the chance to take one last look at my childhood house as we drove away. Within a few weeks, after the attachment (which clung fiercely in the beginning) started to loosen its hold on me, and my home had become a dorm room. On this fourth day of gratitude, I am taking the time to appreciate home, and what that means … Continue reading Home: 12 DOG

Friendship: 12 DOG

Day three has brought me to something that I am most grateful for two reasons: advice and laughter. Today I am taking the time to acknowledge the people in my life who I am lucky enough to call a friend. My girl friends are my source of sharing giggles, tears, good news, bad news, and lots of pizza. My guy friends just make me laugh. Friends have helped me overcome the fear of new places and new things, and taught me how to care for someone other than just yourself. I began making friends as a toddler, because my mom … Continue reading Friendship: 12 DOG

Education: 12 DOG

Hello all, and happy December. It is the final month of the year, and 2017 has taught me so many things. Besides the fact that I really miss Obama and Vine, 2017 also enlightened me to a few things. I ate a lot of sushi, traveled, and met my new best friend. And especially at the time of another year ending, I find myself reminiscing on the past just as much as I plan for the future. The title of this series is “12 Days of Gratitude” or (12 DOG, more conveniently), because I have far too many blessings than … Continue reading Education: 12 DOG

19 in 19: Summary

I am currently reeling in the events of the weekend, and the entire month of November. I began my series the day before the first of the month, and now that it’s nearly over and the series has ended, I am reminded once again how quickly life sneaks away. The individual hours may seem long (in class or at work especially), but the days as a whole move at a breakneck pace that keeps me gasping for air while running uphill. I do my best to slow down and breathe, but it’s easier said than done. Isn’t everything? My series … Continue reading 19 in 19: Summary

19 in 19: Alone Time

I heard a joke the other day that went something along the lines of “how do know if someone is an introvert? They’ll tell you, then won’t speak again.” While I find this decently funny, I also think of myself as something along the lines of an extroverted-introvert. While I get my power mostly from within, I enjoy to be around people (when and who I choose, mind you). Good people give me life motivation, and bad people just give me good writing material. Most days I consider both to be a win for me. But I am carefully selective with … Continue reading 19 in 19: Alone Time