Which music artists have had the greatest impact on your life?

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On Twitter tonight, one of the trending hashtags was #TheseLyricsChangedMyLife. Being the music fiend that I am, I had to jump into that conversation. As the night went on, I started thinking about life and how music plays such a vital role in my survival. Music has always been my safe place, and I need… Continue reading Which music artists have had the greatest impact on your life?

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Four things you can learn from an over the hill pug

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Everyone, meet Pudgie. Pudgie is my roommate's dog. If you didn't know already, my roommate and I dated eons ago. Although I've always liked Pudgie, I wasn't as fond of her when my roommate & I were a thing. She seemed a little too spoiled for my liking. However, after a year of living with… Continue reading Four things you can learn from an over the hill pug

Letting go of toxic family members

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Although I grew up in the South where family is everything, I wasn’t born with the family bug. I was close to my immediate family growing up, but I never felt the need to develop that same bond with my extended family. The fact that all my aunts, uncles, and cousins lived hours away didn’t… Continue reading Letting go of toxic family members

How Missy Elliott can inspire us all to be a little bit kinder today

For a good hour last night, I was on cloud 9. The one and only Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott had actually liked the comment I left on her latest Instagram post. I couldn't believe it! Half of the time I comment on a stranger's post, they don't even acknowledge it. Celebrities....forget it! So, I was thrilled… Continue reading How Missy Elliott can inspire us all to be a little bit kinder today

The Luxury of Studying

I recently met this blogger on Twitter, and he invited me to check out his blog. He has some nice articles. As a current student myself, I can really appreciate this article, The Luxury of Studying. I, too, am guilty of feeling the dread of studying, especially the longer I am in school. I have to dig deep to keep myself motivated sometimes.

However, as this post highlights, it truly is a privilege to be able to go to college and study in the first place. So, I will keep this article in mind the next time I feel like tossing my school book across the room. 😉

Perpetual Change

At Georgia Tech, I am surrounded by students (myself included), who are consistently complaining about the amount of work they have to do or how much they are dreading the amount of studying that awaits them. It has become so commonplace to accept studying as an inevitable evil that dooms us all that many of us don’t even realize how much of a blessing it may actually be.

That’s right, studying is a privilege.

There are over 7 billion people on this planet. Out of them, over 1 billion people in developing countries live on $1.25 a day or less. 795 million people, or about one in nine people are not able to get enough to eat. 783 million do not have access to clean and safe water. The list could go on and on. But at the end of the day, all I have to worry about is doing well on my test.

Studying is a…

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Happiness (Part 1)

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Happiness is a choice. I have a wooden placard on the bottom of my entertainment center with that exact statement engraved on it. Although life can throw situations at us that cause uncontrollable unhappiness, for the most part, I truly do think happiness lies in our own hands. I've mentioned before that I battle with… Continue reading Happiness (Part 1)