Reflections: More Violence, Less Lives

Not a dessert, just some thoughts. Sadness. Confusion. Heartbreak. On Wednesday, a gunman entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and pulled out a semiautomatic AR-15 rifle. With that weapon, suspect, Nikolas Cruz, killed 17 people. 17 people.  These people were children, brothers, sisters, students, faculty — human. This was the 18th school shooting in America for the […]

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January Things

I cannot believe that we are already in the month of February. Times flies when you’re having fun spending every waking minute reading your textbook, right? 😉 This month has been exciting and kind of blue. I love college, but coming back to Austin after winter break was so incredibly hard. I was so used […]

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Chocolate Chip Muffins

I am slightly obsessed with breakfast. Actually, I am obsessed with the morning. I love everything about the morning. Waking up, starting a new day, listening to my podcasts, and eating food. I just love the whole idea of a new day. There is so much to be done. There are endless possibilities. I sound […]

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Chocolate Oreo Balls

I love Oreo cookies. Not only are they delicious but they have childhood nostalgia wrapped into each layer. I remember opening up my lunch every day of 4th grade with a Ziploc bag of Oreo cookies hidden underneath my egg sandwich. Something so simple made me so happy. It’s the simple things, right? I like […]

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2017 Things

2017 is over. Wow. What a year. This year has been marked by assault, natural disasters, volatile political spheres, immense change — in my life and in the world. For me, this year, has been the most significant yet. Not only did I graduate high school, begin college, turn 18 — but I was aware. […]

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18 Lessons In 18 Years

Photo Credit: the lovely, Alex Hawes. I turn 18 today. What? I can’t believe it. I have lived for 6570 days — some good and some bad. Nevertheless, I have lived, survived, and learned. I have had the opportunity to be surrounded by a wonderful family, caring friends, and unlimited experiences. I am incredibly blessed. I […]

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First Semester in Review {Fall 2017}

I just finished my first semester of college! What? I could swear I just graduated from kindergarten. But, no. I just finished my very first semester of college in a new city, around new people, with new classes. All of the “newness” required an adjustment. I survived; I am alive. I wanted to write about […]

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