Intentionality

When I was growing up, my mom’s friend, Zdenka, would often come over to babysit my sisters and I. She was in her 50s at the time, but had a spunky youthful spirit. She had a thick Czech accent and later I would learn how she immigrated to America from Czechoslovakia when she was a […]

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Perspective

About this time last year, I was nervously dodging through the busy sidewalks of campus, guarding my right arm which was in a cast from my shoulder to my wrist. The falling snow seemed to mock me for how I got in this predicament in the first place: sledding. Yes, it’s possible to shatter your […]

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Control

I think I may have mentioned this before, but nothing stresses me out more than school. I’ve been trying to figure out why this is, since logically I know it’s a social construction that I choose to partake in. School stresses me out more than wandering around a city I’ve never been to before where […]

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Being alive

I’ve never been one to like school, in fact I absolutely dread it. Which is funny because I’ve picked a 4 year degree and switched my major so much I have to go an extra semester. This semester is rough because I have classes every. single. day. I was sitting in one of these classes […]

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Winging it Pt. 2

The rest of the trip was a roller coaster. We met amazing people, survived many near-death experiences (crossing an extremely rusty bridge 50 ft above a river that was closed for danger, hiking 10 miles in a severe thunderstorm, as well as getting extreme motion sickness on a bus, all comes to mind), made it […]

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Discomfort

Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about the past. Different choices I’ve made or didn’t make. I think it’s just something about the year coming to a close that provokes reflection on the past. A concept that I’ve heard a million times really sunk in whilst reflecting on the year: lean into discomfort rather than […]

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Winging it

As Christmas is only a couple weeks away and the end of the semester is days away, I can’t help but dream of my next escape. And by escape I mean adventure, of course. Whether my dreaming is actually going to see itself into reality and happen or not is another matter.  Since I’m in […]

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You’re not an island

One warm summer night I had just grabbed dinner with a friend and as I was driving home I had the brilliant idea that I would watch the sunset. It was nearly 8pm and I could already tell it was going to be a totally photographic one. Not that I’m a photographer, I’d rather just […]

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Look up

Sometimes my sisters and I go on random Marshall’s runs. Ya know, Marshall’s the retail store? Well one summer night we went to just browse for good deals. The sky looked pretty ominous. We did our thing, shopping around, and I’m pretty sure I bought some leggings or something. We made our way through the check […]

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