Essays · Life & Stuff

How Family Affects Our Sense of Identity in Adulthood

*Part of the Identity Series* Intro Obviously, we know that our upbringing has a direct effect on who we are. In the Nurture versus Nature argument, I lean more towards Nurture. We are a product of our environment. I am kind because my mother showed me how to be kind. I am resilient because she… Continue reading How Family Affects Our Sense of Identity in Adulthood

Life & Stuff · Mental Health · Thought Capture

Cheer for Yourself

I will be honest, this post comes from a place of upset and is emotionally driven - but I felt it would be important to share. I look around my living room at home and you know what I see? Pictures of my brother's graduation, my mother's graduation, my sister's trampolining and gymnastics competition photos,… Continue reading Cheer for Yourself

"How Africa Changed Me" Chapters · Travel

“How Africa Changed Me” – Chapter 5

  Chapter 5 What I Was in For It seemed it wasn’t OK for me to hide in that back room forever though, where me and my tears could be left in peace. Instead, I had to get up and “bathe,” as they called it. You’d think this would excite me after the long, tiring… Continue reading “How Africa Changed Me” – Chapter 5

Life & Stuff · Mental Health · Updates

My Feelings About the Wolf Run

So yesterday, I completed the Spring Wolf Run. For those of you who don't know, the Wolf Run is a 10k obstacle run, featuring a lot of mud and water and big obstacles. It was torture! Here is what I've thought about the whole event from my personal experiences... Be more prepared I wasn't prepared… Continue reading My Feelings About the Wolf Run