Summer Things {Part 1}

Summertime. A fun time. A great time. A time that somehow continues to slip by. I am currently sitting outside of the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas (my favorite study spot). A year ago, you could find me sitting on my couch in the DFW area. Oh, how things have changed. This summer […]

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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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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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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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Tragic Reality: 2017

2017: Natural disasters, mass shootings, presidential problems, foreign conflict. This year has been rough to say the least. I hate reading the news and see “death” and “accident” flash before my eyes; it’s heartbreaking. I express my sadness in poetry (nerd alert 😉 ), so here’s a Shakespearian sonnet — yes, I did follow iambic […]

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College So Far + Life Update

Yes, I did go around campus and force my friend take pictures of me. No, I am not ashamed. 😉 Hello, friends! I hope you all are well! I have so much going on in my life, but I wanted to check-in and tell you what I’m up to! So, it has been about a […]

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A Dessert

It’s no secret that I love to bake. What I love more than baking, however, is sharing baked goods with people. I am a firm believer that sharing a cake, brownies, or cookie with someone will instantly make that person’s day better. I mean, if you’re having a bad day and someone gives you a […]

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