The End of an Era

On Saturday I graduated from Kent State, the place that has inspired more growth and change within me than anywhere else I have been. As expected, my four years here flew by and, while I complained plenty about how much I wanted to be done with school, a small part of me will always be … Continue reading The End of an Era

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I’ve Been Angry

I'm a pretty chill person. I don't enjoy confrontation and I'm happiest when relaxing or hiking outside on a nice day. For years I've been proud of that fact—I think life is far too short to spend all my time being upset or stressed or worried. Lately, though, I've been angry. I've been angry about … Continue reading I’ve Been Angry

Why Menstrual Cups Are Objectively the Best

If talking about periods bothers you, then I would suggest you stop reading right now. If talking about periods bothers you, I would also suggest that you educate yourself and reflect on why you're uncomfortable talking about a normal bodily function—but that's a different topic entirely. As with most of the female population, I started … Continue reading Why Menstrual Cups Are Objectively the Best

Halloween Blues

It's October 28th—the day of the much anticipated Kent Halloween. Throngs of people will flood the streets of downtown Kent for a night of drunken revelry, a night that doesn't judge for even the strangest of clothes. There will be police mingling with the costumed public to ensure that things don't get out of hand, … Continue reading Halloween Blues

Contentment

I'm sitting on the couch, looking at my new apartment's damaged ceiling. The day we moved in a waterline burst, causing a massive leak. The problem was eventually fixed, but not until many containers of water had been dumped and the ceiling started to cave in. It's in the process of being repaired, but it … Continue reading Contentment

My First Time Flying

Every time that I mention I've never been on an airplane I'm met with surprise—it seems like most people started traveling by plane when they were kids or teenagers. We always drove to reach our family vacation destinations because it's much cheaper than flying. I enjoy the driving anyway. I have many fond memories of … Continue reading My First Time Flying

Some Thoughts on Life

Do you ever just want to go away? Pack up all of your things, say goodbye to no one, and vanish? Every so often I daydream about doing something like this, dropping off the grid and becoming a new person in a different place. This idea is appealing for many reasons: I could leave all … Continue reading Some Thoughts on Life

21 Goals After 21 Years

2 days ago, on July 13, 2017, I turned 21. There are a lot of age milestones in a young person's life - 13 is finally gaining the status of "teenager," 16 is license time (in America anyway), and 18 is finally reaching adulthood - but I feel like I always viewed 21 as the … Continue reading 21 Goals After 21 Years

5 Tips for Going Vegan

I've been at this vegan thing for close to four months now and, while there's still a lot for me to learn, I wanted to talk about some of the things that made the transition from a typical American diet to a totally plant-based one easier for me. When you're first starting out it can … Continue reading 5 Tips for Going Vegan

My Fling with Tinder

I thought about you from time to time for quite a while, but always kept my distance. It seemed like people always said you were a bad idea, especially if I was looking for a relationship. It was no surprise to me; I knew you had a reputation for casual hookups. So I stayed away, … Continue reading My Fling with Tinder