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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Thanksgiving 2017

Hi friends! Do you notice anything different? Nothing. Wow. I changed the whole design of the blog! I have had the same pink/purple theme since 2014, and so I decided it was time to clean stuff up and make SOS more “me.” It’s still a work in progress, but I love this clean look. This […]

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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 Favorites

Hello, my wonderful friends! I have seriously had zero-time to bake. The problem isn’t that I don’t have time (I mean, I don’t but I sleep and encourage mental well-being — take care of yourself). Baking is equal to measuring ingredients, mixing, cleaning, developing they’re are so many components, and while I truly love it, […]

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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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