The First Day of Blogmas! | Blogmas Day 1

Happy December 12th! It’s officially the start of 12 Days of Blogmas! I know most participants of Blogmas opt to write the first 12 days of December, but I was so busy with school and finals to do that. However, I didn’t want to leave everybody hanging all December long, so Blogmas starts today. Like it or not, it’s happening. I haven’t done Blogmas…

My First Week of Classes at CSU

This past week seemed to drag on unlike any other week has. It was my first week of school since December of last year. Going from a community college, to no schooling, to a large university was very intimidating for me. I didn’t know what to expected. Fortunately enough, I didn’t have too hard of a time adjusting. Saturday 8/25 The Saturday before classes…

20 Things I Learned By 20

Today I have finally reached the end of my teen years! Happy birthday to me! After living 7,305 days I think I’ve picked up on a thing or two. I’ve compiled the best 20 lessons I’ve learned since I was brought to this Earth via stork. 1. Giving compliments never hurts! 2. Forgiveness is key. 3. Family over everything. 4. Some people who come…

1 Week to Move In Day!

There’s just one week until I move into my first apartment! I’m finally feeling all of the feelings-nerves, excitement, eagerness. I’m ready to move but I know it will be a long process of getting things moved in and get acclimated to the area. Since my last post updating everyone, a lot more has gotten done. My family and I have made several purchases…

Shopping for My First Apartment

Yet another apartment update post. Not a real long one, but it still counts for something, right? On Wednesday my sister and I went out to buy some things for my apartment. We went to Target and Walmart in hopes to find good deals for some of the things I needed. I tried my hardest to stick to the checklist I made, but sometimes…

Returning to University After Gap Semester

It’s no secret that I took a semester off of college this past spring. I’ve written about it briefly but never really addressed it beyond that. A lot went into making that decision, and I still believe it was the right one for me. In the time I took off, I was able to clear my head. I finally relieved myself from the stress…

One Last Dance

  This past weekend, I “went back to high school” and attended one last prom with my boyfriend. It was an amazing night, and definitely one that I’ll remember. Now, before I hear all the negativity about how “people who graduated high school should stay out of high school”, let me just clarify something- my boyfriend is a senior, and he asked me to…

Paying Homage to 2017

2017 is coming to a close, and judging by the millions of Odyssey articles I’m seeing on my Facebook newsfeed, a lot of us can agree that we took some brutal hits this year. My 2017 was full of bumpy roads- trials and tribulations. But with only a few more days left, I’ve looked back and been utterly thankful for the year that changed…

6,889 – An Internal Exposé

6, 889. 18 years, 10 months, 11 days. That is how long I have faced this world- the cheerful, the gloomy, the downright cruel. At least 12 of those years, I have been unhappy. That means that from the age of 6, I have been displeased, whether that be with myself or the world around me. Yes, that is a very young age to…

Journey: The Road to Health and Self-Love

Intro After forcing myself to become someone socially acceptable, I lost sight of who I truly was. I spent years collapsing when faced with peer pressure and it ultimately destroyed my confidence. After realizing what I had been doing to myself, I found the strength to correct myself and promote a healthier lifestyle. This has been a long journey, and I’m ready to share…