The “A” Word

Anxiety is just a word. It does not define me, but in a way, it does.

Anxiety is a word I dismissed for years. I chalked up my perfectionism, my attention to detail, myΒ jitters, my fidgeting, my tense muscles, to me having a type-A personality and some serious drive. I never fully understood, or wanted to understand, that the majority of what makes me who I am is because of anxiety. Continue reading “The “A” Word”

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Enough is Enough

Friends, family and people who read my blog: I have a confession to make.

I’m full of excuses.

Now, you’re probably thinking, “You’re probably being hard on yourself – you seem like such a driven individual. Why would you need to make excuses?” Stop, you’re too kind.

Seriously, it’s true. It’s no secret that since graduating last May, there have been many ups and downs. Through it all, the excuses continued. OK, what exactly am I talking about?

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Why you Should Care About #YesAllWomen

If you’ve been online in the past few days, I’m sure you’ve heard about or seen #YesAllWomen. Now I’m sure you’ve also seen some posts and maybe rolled your eyesΒ at the thought of another ‘feminist rant.’ And I’m also sure you’ve seen the responses women have gotten to even being bold enough to use her voice and remind people about why this matters. More often than not, the responses have been rude and ignorant, and quite frankly, I’m ashamed people even feel this way.

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Are Selfies More Important Than Economic Reform?

I’m just going to say it.

I don’t read TSM or TFM articles because I think they’re stupid. Yes, I know they’re supposed to be satirical, but I disagree with the website as a whole because it makes those involved in Greek life look ignorant. It also perpetuates every stereotype there ever was about Greeks to some degree. But that’s a soap box for another day.Β The point of this is, I read an article written by @BlingleWhiteFemale – whatever that means – and she has a valid point.

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Twenty-Fourteen: New Year, New You?

New Year’s resolutions are a hot topic with 2014 just around the corner. What can I do better? How can I improve myself? People like the idea of a New Year’s resolution because the new year can be a time to start over. Make amends with your former self and be a new you. If becoming a “new you” Β is so appealing, why do most not stick with them? Is change really that hard?

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Don’t Yuck Someone Else’s Yum

“Don’t yuck someone else’s yum.”

What on earth does that even mean? This was once said by one of my favorite professors during class. He spoke these words and the class collectively laughed at it. The kind of laugh that behind it sits the thought, “what is he talking about? He’s crazy.” But however crazy it may seem there’s a lot of truth behind these words.

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