It has been a really eventful and rough week. I really hope that I am catching a proper break, now. While recovering from the week’s events, I have been drinking a lot of tea. Green, oolong, white, black … I do not discriminate. Of course, although it is a low-cost coping method, it does not come free. I have the privilege of making tea whenever I please, because I have constant access to clean, running water. Click the title to find out what other activities we take for granted in our day to day lives!
Have you ever felt like you needed a “pause” button in life? One of my favorite pastimes as a child was watching Disney’s Aladdin. I would watch it, Every. Single. Day. In order to make my VHS-watching experience much smoother, I would rewind and pause my tape right at the beginning of the movie to skip all the ads at the beginning of the VHS. This week, I took care of myself in much of the same way. Click the title to read the full story!
We’ve already established that I was a terrible student when I was growing up. We don’t need to continue on about how I would claim to have “forgotten” my homework or how I would drop my progress reports behind the couch so my parents wouldn't know about my grades. I loved to learn and was always knowledge-hungry while growing up. Unfortunately, the system that facilitated my learning definitely wasn’t a good fit for me. University was still not the ideal style of learning for me, but it provided me with invaluable experience and opportunities to be a positive influence within my circle of influence. This is a gift that only the most privileged have. Click the title to read the full post!
This previous week has been quite the challenge. I went from taking a week-long break from my bronchospasms to trying to regain some sense of normalcy in both my professional and personal life. It has been a bit of a struggle, but I have found a way to do it and finish the 5K test at the end of base training. Click the title to read more about my progress!
I was a chronic procrastinator and homework skipper for most of my school years. I may not look like it, but my grades sucked. I was disappointed in myself for the first eighteen years of my life. In university, I abandoned my destructive habit because of my very first professor, John. The day I turned in a half-finished project, he said some sharp words to change my mindset. Today, I have taken some necessary steps to improve my motivation to stay committed to my projects. Click the title to read about how I did it!