All posts filed under: musings

Making Gratitude Lists

MY GRATITUDE LISTĀ (in no particular order): my cat my aunt and uncle my nana my friends kyle my health my home my job my apartment next year my ability to get an education my mom my dad my hairstylist for knowing my hair better than I do lush skincare products rainy days at home big, comfy sweaters snow days cookies our family dog fuzzy socks my body my mind lessons I’ve learned from people poetry books road trips with my favorite people how I feel at the beach pink champagne christmas lights christmas trees breaks from school the content creators I follow blurry polaroid pictures wine nights chicago pizza waffles my siblings sledding with my family dancing outside affordable healthcare access to clean water always having enough food puppies glitter the color blush pink pretty sunsets the support from my family the magazine that I’m working to create free time new years resolutions fresh starts surprise kisses daydreams my pink suede jacket magazines without ads thrift stores with good quality clothes my favorite coffee shop …

How I Changed My Relationship with Food

  Food is such an emotional issue for me that it’s scary to put this into writing for the first time, especially since I rarely talk about it. But lately I’ve been doing a ton of research on food and our bodies and it feels like my journey to this point has been breathing down my neck. Every time I see a video or read an article by someone about their body image or their food journey, it makes me feel a little bit better about what I consider to be one of the messiest parts of my life. So if I can make even one person feel like that, vulnerability is worth it. As a kid, I hated vegetables and would refuse to eat them no matter what my bewildered parentsĀ tried. I grew up on PopTarts, sugary cereal, pasta, pizza, cheeseburgers, chips, and fast food until I turned ten. Right around the start of middle school (and puberty, shout out to mother nature), my poor eating habits began to catch up with me. The …

Sending off 2016…

  It hasn’t been a pretty year. It has been a year of trying (and failing) to achieve balance. It has been full of laughter and tears in equal parts. I joined (and dropped out of) a sorority, and met a girl I now consider to be one of my best friends. I got my first D in a college class, cried on the phone about it, then emailed my advisor about grade replacement options the next morning. I was rejected from my dream internship. I’ve fallen on my face. I’ve been lonely. I’ve made mistakes. But I’ve also learned. I’ve had fun. I went on a road trip with my best friends and attended my first music festival. I adopted a kitten who is now the light of my life. I signed the lease on my first apartment. I decided once and for all that frat parties are the absolute worst and to stop wasting energy pretending they’re fun. It’s easy to write off 2016 as a bad year that you want to dump …