A New Journey

As summer winds down and my incredible NYC internship comes to an end, I find myself embarking on a new journey of sorts. One that’s sure to be filled with its own challenges and stresses, but also extremely rewarding in its own right. That journey I’m referring to is senior year. It seemed so far away […]

2016 \\ A New Year

2016   A New Year   A new chapter in each of our stories- one filled with infinite possibilities and endless opportunities.   It represents a clean slate for all of your dreams, goals, and aspirations.   It represents forgiveness—to yourself, to others, to friends, and to family. You learn to leave behind the past […]

Home for the Weekend

After spending the past five days at home for Thanksgiving, celebrating with family and friends, my stomach is very grateful and my suitcase even more so since it’s packed to the brim with food (I kid you not, there’s more food in there than clothes), but above all, my heart is full of love- for […]

Gratitude Heals

On my lengthy journey home from school for Thanksgiving this year, I spent most of that time lost in thought. Thoughts about the semester and how it’s quickly coming to an end, about friendships- old and new and how much each and every one means to me, and about the value of one year’s time. […]

Happiness Is…

With the new school year underway, I figured it’d be a great time to do Round 2 of my “Happiness Is” series.  I realized I haven’t posted in a while, so I compiled a list of things that have made life a little brighter and this semester a little more bearable over these past few […]

Why Wait?

This weekend turned out to be quite the profound one.  It all started Friday evening with Brandon Stanton’s (aka the incredible storyteller/creative mastermind/photographic genius behind HONY) utterly inspirational presentation.  I had no idea what to expect at this talk, but it ended up being one of the most pivotal talks of my college career so […]

Adult Things

Happy Monday morning to all- hope you’re enjoying the long weekend!  The weather’s been glorious so far, so I’m hoping to take advantage of that today to explore the great outdoors.  Today’s Scenes from the Weekend is a bit unconventional, I guess you could say, but read on and you’ll find out why!   I’m […]

Scenes from the Weekend 08.31.15

One of my biggest non-academic goals that I set for myself at the beginning of this semester was to make the most of these next four months while I’m here on campus.  As cheesy as it sounds, there’s nothing worse than focusing so intently on school to realize that four months of your life just whizzed […]

A Summer Reflection

Tomorrow morning, I am heading back up to Ithaca to start my Junior year.  My bags are all packed, the car is all loaded, and all that’s left to do is make the actual drive up.     With first-day jitters keeping me up and thoughts running like crazy, I figured a late-night writing session […]

Empower, Inspire, and Uplift

There’s something about spending a few moments of solitude at the sea that does the soul wonders.  I savor moments of quiet solitude, for those are the times where I can truly process my thoughts.  Those thoughts flow unfiltered through my mind, and sometimes they can turn into a wonderful piece of writing, like the […]