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Updates!

Hello! I apologize for not updating this blog since July! Here are a few updates on what I've been up to:   - I graduated from university! I now have a degree in English: Writing and Literacy. I ended up taking two classes over the summer: Tai Chi and Seeing Sideways. Read the blog I did… Continue reading Updates!

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Accepting the Struggle is Real

Every single person on this earth deals with struggles. My struggles are different than yours. Our struggles are different than Emma Watson's struggles. Her struggles are different than the poorest of poor children. To that child, her struggles and our struggles might seem like nothing. To us, Emma's struggles might seem like nothing. But to… Continue reading Accepting the Struggle is Real

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On Mindfulness and Living

For six weeks this summer, I took a free mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) class that my university's counseling and psychological services offers each semester. We talked about and practiced some breathing techniques, mindful eating, mindful walking, metaphors, yoga, and ways to slow down life in general. As students, we are busy bees. Multitasking is a way… Continue reading On Mindfulness and Living

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Connectedness, Originality, and Creativity: Class Takeaway 1

Author Note: This post is from my new blog, tiltingsideways.wordpress.com, which was created for a class. However, that blog is having some technical difficulties, so the post appears here. Yesterday was the start of my journey to rediscover my creative and critical thinking side; I started a class called Seeing Sideways. As part of this… Continue reading Connectedness, Originality, and Creativity: Class Takeaway 1

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Why I Joined a Sorority as a Senior

Firstly, I didn't join a sorority that has been on my campus for ages.  I joined a colony (which is hard work); a sorority just coming to my university. Along with around 90 other women, I struggled to help my sorority establish itself on our campus. My situation is a bit unique. I started at… Continue reading Why I Joined a Sorority as a Senior

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Why Do Opinions Matter?

In my fairly brief lifetime, I've come across some fairly abysmal and horrifying opinions. I've been told to ignore the opinions that don't align with mine, and I've also been told to listen to each opinion. I know people with who believe that listening to other opinions is akin to poison, but I've never understood why.… Continue reading Why Do Opinions Matter?

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A Case for Writing by Hand

Can you imagine trying to make it through university without being able to write by hand to take notes? I sure can't. I thought administrators in education might've been going too far with suggesting cursive should be removed from formal education. However, the possible removal of an emphasis on handwriting seems ridiculous. I doubt I'm… Continue reading A Case for Writing by Hand

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Thoughts on Graduation

Graduation is what every student looks forward to, right? It's where students stop their formal education and begin on the journey towards "real adulthood." Well, in my case (and in the case of some of my fellow seniors), graduation has terrified us. We aren't afraid of going into the "real world"; we're afraid of stopping… Continue reading Thoughts on Graduation

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The Promises of Chaos Theory

Since I am about to graduate from university, I have been thinking about my future career path quite a bit. During my capstone course, we were able to read a couple of chapters from Katherine Brooks book, You Majored in What? Mapping Your Path from Chaos to Career. One of the chapters we read had to do… Continue reading The Promises of Chaos Theory

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One-Hundred Dollars to Solve a Problem

You have been given a $100 to come up with a solution to a local problem/need. This semester, I took an Introduction to Mentoring course, where I was asked to come up with a $100 Dollar Solution. If you haven't heard of it, click here. I thought I would share my solution, as I think… Continue reading One-Hundred Dollars to Solve a Problem