“DeGraff? Good luck”

The Strip, the tunnel, the power grid, the gate, the homeless, the residents; valid reasons for people to wish me luck. However I didn’t want a “good luck” from anyone, I wanted a “congratulations”. For those of you who do not know, I was selected to be a resident assistant in DeGraff residence hall for Fall 2016-Spring 2017. The stigmas associated with DeGraff hall aren’t … Continue reading “DeGraff? Good luck”

Almost Everything – Wakey! Wakey!

I’m usually not one to put a song on repeat, because I have the tendency to get sick of songs if they become overplayed. However that’s not the case with Almost Everything. It’s been on repeat for the past three days, alternating here and there with some Relient K and twenty one pilots, but still it’s becoming quite overplayed. Yet I am still not tired … Continue reading Almost Everything – Wakey! Wakey!

“Everything is fine”

Sometimes we say everything will be fine when we know that it won’t be, just as a way to try and trick ourselves into thinking it will all work out. Sometimes we say everything’s fine when it only seems to be fine, and once again it’s a way of fooling ourselves. Sometimes we even say everything’s fine in our messed up, sarcastic tones to ignore the reality of our privileged lifestyles. And sometimes we say everything’s fine when we desperately want things not to be. Continue reading “Everything is fine”

•Life has a høpeful undertøne•

When I first heard twenty one pilots, I was some lonely girl in 2010 who had gone through a stupid little break up. I was trying on clothes and I heard Holding Onto You in a dressing room. I remember thinking to myself, “wow, okay, wow, I really like this song”. So I pulled out my phone and shazamed it. I saved it and listened to … Continue reading •Life has a høpeful undertøne•

High school fri(end)ships

You’ll have your high school friends. And if you’re lucky, you might even keep in touch or go to the same university or end up as roommates. But more often than not, you’ll lose touch. And when you reconnect over the summer or the breaks, you’ll discover that your text messages and facetimes and facebook pokes and snapchat streaks won’t match up to the new person they’ve become and the new person you’ve become. That’s not to say you won’t keep some here and there; some people might surprise you. But in the meantime, be thankful for family, for college friendships, and for the whole life you have ahead of you to build and foster new friendships. Continue reading High school fri(end)ships

“I’ve gøt a migraine”

If you know anything about me, you know that I suffer from migraines. It’s not something that I wish upon anyone. It’s not something that I can just turn on or off. It’s not something that I can see coming, or can try to prevent. It’s something that just happens, and it’s something that I just have to live with. Contrary to popular belief, migraines … Continue reading “I’ve gøt a migraine”

Break Every Chain

It’s no secret that this worship song is quickly becoming the new “Oceans”. It’s being played in every church, on every Christian radio station, and it’s even being featured on primetime television shows like The Voice. I first heard this song during a worship service, and from the moment the worship leader sang the first word, my hands were lifted. The lyrics were humbling, encouraging, … Continue reading Break Every Chain