High School Friends

Today I met with a high school friend I haven’t seen in over 6 months. She was in different parts of the country and so was I, and the first time our free time overlapped was today in our hometown. We talked about so many things, so many worries and ideas and anxieties and excitements….

Things I Wish I Brought to College

After completing my first year at college in southern California, I realized┬áthere were a few things I missed that would’ve made my transition easier as well as daily life in general. Bringing the right things does not mean you need to bring tons of things. I definitely had accumulated way too many things, so much…

Should I Play Sports in College?

Throughout high school, I played lots of sports until I found my niche in Track and Field. I got pretty good by the time I was applying to colleges, and was recruited to run in college, thankfully. It’s been a year since that exchange, and I have completed one full year playing that sport (pre-season…

9 Productive Things to Do this Summer

Before the summer vacation, I find myself so anxious for a break. Finals, deadlines, moving out and a million other things weighed on my mind constantly, causing me to go to bed every night exhausted. Every night, I dreamt of summer. Once I’m here though, I feel bored after about a week. There’s only so…

Be More Confident: Learned Helplessness

I was listening to a podcast from collegeinfogeek.com (linked below) about learned helplessness. In it, the discussion goes into depth about an experiment that coins the term. The idea is that if something doesn’t work once for you, you won’t try it again even if it will work the second or third time. For example,…

A Major Tip for Worried Almost-Freshman

Hello everyone! I’m here to let you know, there’s no need to worry about your upcoming year. That may seem like hard advice to swallow given your current state of affairs. Your mind is probably boggling over the dorm situation, the classes, the potential friends and just, what daily life will look like. All this…