I’ve mentioned my ADHD a few times on this blog, but unless you really know me, it’s not very obvious: I’m better at remembering obligations than most of my friends; I’m fairly low-energy, although that has more to do with my constant state of exhaustion; and I’ve been on the Honor Roll and Dean’s List for most of my life. I get good grades, do my readings, keep some semblance of a social life, and somehow find time to keep this blog, continue a novel, and occasionally hold a job. How do I do it, you may ask?
The truth is, I don’t.
Read More ADHD and Me: University and Living with Neurodivergence
Recently, I left for a four-month exchange to the University of Liverpool. It’s been an interesting experience so far, with both ups and downs, and I wanted to document it. So here it is: the first edition of my Study Abroad Diaries, coming to you monthly because I’m lazy and easily overwhelmed.
Read More Study Abroad Diaries 1: January (London, Liverpool & Settling In)
My second year of university was one of the hardest and most stressful times of my life. But it was also one of the most fun times, too. I went out with friends and met new people and went to new places and opened up a little bit more. I even got the chance to share my work with others a couple times. I may have been back at home, but I was probably the most open, and, despite the stress, probably the happiest I’d been in my life.
Read More Thoughts After Second Year
Here’s the thing: I’m nineteen years old and finishing up my second year of university, and 95% of the time, I have no clue what I’m doing. I’m not that all-knowing, responsible adult I thought I would be thirteen years ago. I’m not a capital-A Adult, and I don’t think I ever will be.
Read More PSA: It’s Okay to Not Know What You’re Doing
As my exams approach, I’ve been thinking a lot about the way I study (and stressing out), and I figured I’d share my methods in case they help anyone with theirs. Let’s get started.
Read More How I Study for My University Exams
Going to university was certainly a learning curve for me. I had a lot of ups and downs during my freshman year, but one of the hardest parts turned out to be readjusting to life at home once the year ended. But I learned a lot over these last four months, and I want to share it here.
Read More Four Lessons I Learned in the Summer After My First Year of College
I’ve changed over the past year. They probably have, too. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that people aren’t just one thing. Very rarely is anyone completely good or completely bad, but it’s tempting to think that people who treat you bad are evil. But that’s just not true. Good people can do bad things; bad people can do good things. Bad people can also have bad things done to them. Both can exist at the same time.
Read More Thoughts After High School: Humans Are Messy and Complex
On Thursday, I finished my first year of university. I’m not going to tell you that it was perfect, or amazing, or whatever else. Because truth was, it wasn’t. At times, it honestly sucked. There were several times throughout the year that assignments nearly overwhelmed me. Hey, last week I had four exams within five […]
Read More A Year of University in Pictures
I’ve talked about several different endings on this blog: the ending of the first draft of my novel VINDICTA, the ending of high school, and the ending of any semblance of safety for minorities in the US. Here’s another one to add to the list: the ending of my first year of university.
Read More On Endings: First Year University Edition
It doesn’t matter if you’re used to living with a bunch of people; you’re not going to be prepared. I’m an only child, but I grew up spending Christmas at my family chalet every year with six other people, not including my parents. And when I went to Greece last year, I spent a week […]
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