editorial values statement

My background as an editor began in high school, where I found an interest in Journalism by working for both my school’s newspaper and yearbook staff. I started off as a freshman “entry level” newspaper staff member and wrote articles about anything I found intriguing happening either on campus or in my hometown of Lake…

6 months later

It’s been 6 months since I decided to start this blog and start documenting my progress towards positive change. 6 months ago, I felt like I had hit a personal rock bottom. I didn’t feel in control of my life or my self-esteem and I was over it. Toxic people, alcohol, denial, and an enticing…

2016

From the second I rang in the New Year, I was enamored by all the wrong people and things. I wore my heart on my sleeve and gave a lot of shitty people chances that they didn’t deserve. I swept my priorities and responsibilities under the rug so I could go escape reality instead. I…

living your “high vibration life”

I’m sure many of you have heard of the New Age-y concept of the law of attraction. Maybe you watched “The Secret” documentary on Netflix or read the book, got inspired, but then dismissed the idea altogether when you didn’t immediately manifest a wedding ring or a new sports car just by thinking about it….

mental health awareness day

For as long as I can remember, at least since elementary school, I’ve definitely been somebody you can classify as a “worry wart”. Feelings of impending doom and panic and heightened emotions over small events and mishaps are all things I’m quite familiar with. It took me a while to stop classifying these characteristics as…

I want to say that I’ve been keeping my word and moving forward as I originally intended to do, but of course, I’ve slipped up. Stir-craziness, stress, and overall general boredom has caused me to convince myself that I should try to balance out drinking and going out and my priorities. Apparently, that’s something that…

day (i lost track)

Somehow, I went from somebody who lived for the weekend and slid by just to achieve the bare minimum to somebody who is in a constant state of stress and can’t think about anything other than school and getting out of college and being successful. I can’t really tell which version of myself I like…

day 9

About exactly a year ago, I thought my life was perfect. I had just put an end to my first long-term relationship that should’ve been over the second it started. It was forced and something that I didn’t want but something that I kept holding onto for about two and a half years because I…

day 7

I used to be genuinely proud of myself if I went two or three days in a row without drinking, so not drinking for a week feels like somewhat of a small accomplishment for me. Here’s what I learned: Feeling hurt and hopeless and lost is a really good starting point if you want to…

day 6

I don’t know if this is just the nature of the beast when it comes to quitting drinking but I’ve felt drastically different every day. Some days I feel hopeful about it, some days I feel depressed, some days I feel like nothing can stop me, and the emotion of the day today is just…

day 5

Do you want me to be completely honest? My internship was a bust, to make a long story short. It wasn’t all it was cracked up to be whatsoever. I showed up highly caffeinated and ready to go in my new pantsuit 15 minutes early just for them to forget that I was even coming…

day 4

Earlier today, I started writing a post for my blog and I was pretty proud of it at the time. It was positive and uplifting and really optimistic. I was going to finish and publish it when I got back from class. But after I got back and re-read it, I thought it sounded like…