As I round out my second victory lap of undergrad, I have become very acclimatized to generalized, constant anxiety. I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder in 2018 after battling it for a few years without any type of outside aid, and it had reached a point of being crippling. I was unable to leave … Continue reading easy ways that i self-soothe
Someone in my family is trying to start his or her own small business. I know many people are trying to do the same, but this person is committed to creating a company that would help the surrounding community by employing people who are in need of work who may not be able to find … Continue reading please help me help someone i love
After seeing some local friends’ websites, I recognized how much a simple grammar error can draw the reader’s focus away from what’s good on the page. Having writing that lacks correctness and uniformity in spelling or punctuation can turn your hard work into a list of mistakes that distracts and confuses your audience. I’m not … Continue reading need some help with copy editing?
Historically, I haven't been one to pursue outdoor activities. I'm much more of a be-stationary-in-one-place-for-hours-on-end type gal. I love reading a good book and drinking good coffee. I'm a student, so I'm required to be indoors doing work for the majority of my life. It wasn't until fall of 2020 that I realized how restorative … Continue reading nature talk
I'm just going to say it -- I'm an Etsy fiend. FIEND. I love supporting small artists/business, and I especially love getting custom stuff ordered. Today, however, I'm just going to focus on black owned Etsy shops I absolutely drool over. This one I almost don't even want to divulge it's so good. I kinda … Continue reading black owned businesses I obsess over
I've written about this before. I'm taking a creative nonfiction class, and this was a writing assignment for that. I recycled some bits and pieces from past posts, as you may notice. I figured I'd post anyway. Art by Cristen Craven Barnard Having been born in Mississippi, one might assume that my sense of belonging … Continue reading finding home, again
Hey, I'm not here to be a pretentious jerk. I am just going to keep a running list of common mistakes I hear almost every day. I appreciate when people tell me how to speak correctly, so I figured I'd do the same. All of these I'll double check on Google, so this is for … Continue reading grammar mistakes i hear all the time
Since my neighborhood literally ran out of running water (our lines froze), my school workload has lessened somewhat. I've taken that time this Friday to do some things I enjoy for a change, and one of those things is browsing makeup sales. I am somewhat of a connoisseur, having to take myself from a rough … Continue reading my Sephora sale picks, February 2021
I was the baby of four children who were way older, so I spent my youth not riding bikes but pretending to read the Catcher in the Rye. This experience has left me with a level of pretension that is hard to match. I was also quiz bowl captain and generally restless, so I've been … Continue reading art I like for certain moods
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First off, I want to say that opinions about this of course vary widely and that my take on this probably shouldn't be the one you listen to. I will give you my opinion though, having loved and lost a lot -- both romantically and platonically -- in my short life. To put it simply, … Continue reading is it wrong to pursue your friend’s ex?
Just what’s been working for me lately! Wishful’s Honey Balm moisturizer and Youth to the People’s Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask. You can get them at Sephora and at their respective websites online. P.S. I’m aware I should learn to angle myself in a more flattering way.