Black Lives Matter – A History of Systemic Racism and What We Can Do Now

Hello, lovely readers. This post is my long-awaited (and just plain long) take on the current nationwide campaign against racism. The discord in the US over racially-based prejudices is rampant, and considered a hot-button topic for discussion in the present day. I would be remiss if I didn’t reference it in some form, and asContinue reading “Black Lives Matter – A History of Systemic Racism and What We Can Do Now”

On the Pandemic – Could This Have Been Prevented?

Hello, dear readers. I want to apologize for my hiatus on this blog — so much craziness has occurred over the past few months. Despite having virtually nothing to do…I’ve been overwhelmed. This pandemic has hit us all in ways we never could’ve expected. And given that this isn’t the first disease to take onContinue reading “On the Pandemic – Could This Have Been Prevented?”

Letting Go – Knowing When Relationships Have to End

Howdy, dear readers, and welcome to today’s discussion on a topic I know all too well – letting go of relationships. It’s hard. It’s painful. It’s sad. But at certain points, it’s necessary. Learning to let go of the past and move on is difficult, especially in high school when it can seem so hardContinue reading “Letting Go – Knowing When Relationships Have to End”

Breaking – Coping with Covid Losses

It’s not even noon yet and I’ve already cried six times today. Which must be some kind of record for me, because I rarely cry. I cried myself to sleep at midnight, woke up crying at three, and bawled for a solid half hour this morning before managing to calm myself down briefly, and cryingContinue reading “Breaking – Coping with Covid Losses”

Being a Woman

Good afternoon, dear readers. Allow me to forewarn you; this post is not going to be lighthearted. My usual snark and cynicism will have decreased substantially, because for International Women’s Day, I’ve decided to discuss my experiences with being a woman. If you’re not wanting to hear about that kind of thing, this post mayContinue reading “Being a Woman”

That Time I Was Bested By Six Toddlers

Bonjour, dear humans, and welcome to the most ridiculous day of my life.  For those of you who’ve parented or cared for toddlers, this story will not come as a surprise. It may even seem like your average Tuesday. But for the rest who don’t know the insanity that is frequently interacting with two-year-olds, buckleContinue reading “That Time I Was Bested By Six Toddlers”

Wellness: Expectations vs. Reality

Hello dear readers, and welcome to another day of our crusade for improved mental health! But what exactly does that look like? What does it mean to improve your mental health, and how do you go about doing it?  We’ve all seen the endless Instagram posts glorifying yoga, good food, meditation, and a myriad ofContinue reading “Wellness: Expectations vs. Reality”

Overworked – The Legend of Teenage Burnouts

Yes indeed, everyone. It’s that time again.  That time where all mental peace and motivational quotes are thrown out the window and replaced by gallons of caffeine and anti-depressants mashed together in a delicious I’m-dying-but-forcing-myself-to-be-alive sundae. That time where yours truly wakes up in the morning and promptly has a mental screaming fit about howContinue reading “Overworked – The Legend of Teenage Burnouts”