THIS IS HOW TO BE HAPPY

There is no one way to ensure happiness. Some people seem to have everything and still can’t find joy, while others have virtually nothing and can’t stop smiling. In some ways, we aren’t in control of our mood, and as humans, our mood is very volatile. Happiness is a temporary feeling, while joy is aContinue reading “THIS IS HOW TO BE HAPPY”

COPYCAT

I don’t like to think of myself as an angry or jealous person. Especially because as of recently, I have been working on stepping back from situations that make me feel resentful and trying to examine why that certain situation warrants my reaction. Generally, it is not too difficult to come up with why somethingContinue reading “COPYCAT”

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO LOVE?

With the eternal countdown to the hot, muggy summer, it seems as though once again we have stumbled upon the month of February. Every month on the calendar seems to bring something special with it…a new year, an exciting holiday, or a break from busy life. February brings with it the ideal of love. Love.Continue reading “WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO LOVE?”

THE CREATIVE PROCESS

From as far back as I can remember, I have loved to create. As a young child, creativity came so easily, I simply put pen to paper and the words flowed out as if a stream coming directly from my mind. Nowadays, the time I have to translate my thoughts into a more coherent formContinue reading “THE CREATIVE PROCESS”

WHAT 2020 TAUGHT US

Most of last year felt like a strange daydream. Just every time we thought it was “getting better”, something bizarre would happen that seemed to completely uproot society. No longer was anything familiar, and to be honest, it felt like nothing was surprising anymore either. It wasn’t surprising that we could take a common struggle,Continue reading “WHAT 2020 TAUGHT US”

GO-TO BREAKFAST RECIPES

In my opinion, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I love breakfast because for some reason, it feels special. As you open your eyes, it’s something delicious and comforting and gives you a little extra courage to start your day. Now, I know that not everyone is a breakfast person, and sometimesContinue reading “GO-TO BREAKFAST RECIPES”

MY SIXTEEN BY SIXTEEN

Last weekend, on December 13th, I turned sixteen years old. I got plenty of wishes from my friends and family and had the time to celebrate with dancing, and cake, and dressing up. I really enjoyed my birthday, and for girls in America, sixteen is a big one. However, it also made me realize howContinue reading “MY SIXTEEN BY SIXTEEN”

SO YOU’RE BORED?

I had originally planned to write this post quite a few months ago, back in May when everyone was under lockdown, and our lives were turned upside down. However, I instead decided to write a post called “Coping with COVID-19”. It included tips on how to deal with isolation and find gratitude in the mundaneness.Continue reading “SO YOU’RE BORED?”

DEALING WITH DRAMA

Tomorrow marks the first day of “Thanksgiving Break”, which for me, means that it has been almost nine months since I have been out of (physical) school. Many of my friends are in the same boat and it’s weird because, this is the longest period of time many have gone without attending classes. With physicalContinue reading “DEALING WITH DRAMA”

CONQUERING YOUR FEARS

If you talk to most people, their biggest fear would probably be clowns, snakes, or heights. Fears are something that everyone has, at varying degrees and on varying topics. However, fears aren’t only limited to the surface, what horror movies are made of. Fears come in all shapes and sizes and for most people, theirContinue reading “CONQUERING YOUR FEARS”