Showing posts from February, 2014

Nonstop Go

The 20s are all about doing the most. People always say that you can only choose two interests in college between sleep, academics, and friendship but it's too damn true. You can probably guess which one I miss out on, no surprise that I do not sleep. There is so much to do each day and so many people to talk to, it's a wonder that we ever even sleep. Sometimes you have to make miss out on things to get the get the most out of life. We make time for the things that matter to us. How long can you push the nonstop go? If I give you the rundown of all the things I've done this week you wouldn't believe what went on so I'll do just that. It's been one of the craziest weeks I've ever had in my entire life and most definitely in my college experience. Check out a special vlog update below:     There are times when you realize that your #FOMO (fear of missing out) is too real and this week was one of those times. I'll admit there were more than a

Invisibility Cloak

The 20s are all about evaluating your social circle. We welcome so many people into our lives and trust people without asking some of the necessary questions. One of the hardest things to understand about life is that not everyone will like you. You cannot and should not be friends with everyone. It's okay to have acquaintances and keep some people at a distance. The smaller your inner circle the better. Not everyone deserves the privilege of knowing the details of your life. Your stories and who you are matter, and when people don't value you then they are not worth your time. If your "friend" makes you feel less than human then they might not be a real friend. No one gets to make you wear an invisibility cloak.  There comes a time in your life when you have to choose yourself over everyone else. You have to put your mind, body and spirit before other people for once. You have to be okay and secure in yourself before you can expect to have any semblance of h

Political Animal

The 20s are all about knowing who you are. College is such a formative period in our developments not only in our studies and life pursuits but who we are as people. Who you are when you start is almost never anything like who are you when you finish. The thing about changing is that the process occurs unbeknownst to you who is undergoing the transformation. The rest of the world sees it clear as day but self-awareness is an acquired skill.  Everyone becomes a different version of themselves in college, who were you? Political animals - leggo.  Does your life ever seem to be mimicking TV shows in perfectly classical dramedy fashion? I'm currently channelling Evan Chambers from Greek , Olivia Pope from Scandal  and Douglas Hammond from the shortlived USA miniseries Political Animals. I'm telling you all I'm waiting for is the background music and the credits to start rolling. College is a truly wild place. I can tell you that I never would have imagined I would be this

Never Been Kissed

The 20s are all about questioning what you've learned. Knowledge is power but knowledge is also dangerous when it goes without examination. The best schools don't just teach you what you need to know, they teach you how to think. Information comes at all from so many different places and we have to know how to decipher it all. Some things you have to read into as opposed to accepting them as facts at face value. Edification is the only way to grow, but sometimes that means challenging the social systems and practices we've been indoctrinated into. Don't knock it until you try it. You may just like it especially if you've never been kissed. "It isn't a matter of black is beautiful as much as it is white is not ALL that's beautiful” Bill Cosby Walking around my campus one of the first things you'll notice is that that there  are very few people of color present (cause noticing that most people are white would be unveiling the social system we&#

Sleepless Nights

The 20s are all about hitting the hay. Quite possibly the most underrated thing we need to do as people is sleep. It's a glorious thing that we take for granted way too often. College sometimes can be the complete antithesis of getting a good night's sleep for so many reasons. When we don't get enough sleep it has the power to affect everything else we do for days to come. I'm telling the struggle is too damn real. Sometimes all you want is to knock up and let some z's fly. It's all these sleepless nights.  The toughest thing about being me is getting to be "normal" and by that I mean your average college student. Sometimes I just want to sit and talk to people about insignificant things like current topics we know nothing about, pop culture happenings, and what we want to be when we enter the real world. I want to have a snowball fight, drink straight from a soda dispenser nozzle, ride the bus around aimlessly, shoot prank vines in the student cen