fleeing the nest

As of today, I move into my first apartment in two weeks. This is so scary for so many reasons. My biggest concerns, however, don't lie with "living on my own" or being homesick. Those things have never really phased me, even when I left for college the first time, I didn't really struggle with …

dealing with this

When I was growing up, I basically lived in the woods. Every day was spent climbing trees, building forts and fairyhouses, and just roaming around in nature. I was constantly covered in poison something -- oak, ivy, or sumac. Take your pick. My hands would swell, my face looked like a basketball, and every time, …

summer skincare

  The above picture is my skin a good 20 minutes after I woke up and washed it. As you can see, I don't have too many blemishes right now. However, the bad quality picture (android phones are seriously lacking) and the lighting reduces the redness by a lot. But my skin is soooooooo problematic. Let me …

a day off

The view from my webcam: aka sitting on Molly's kitchen floor in front of the screen door, taking in some good ol' vitamin D. I watched a video the other day focused entirely on how important vitamin D is, and how rare it is that most people get enough of it. While you wouldn't die …

freshman year recap

I grew up with the idea of college being pounded into my brain. Life after high school consisted of nothing more than going to university, majoring in sciences, and eventually becoming a vet. That was all I had.