Being the Producer of Your own Happiness

As I get older, I see more and more of my friends getting into relationships. It seems like every other day someone else has a new boyfriend or girlfriend. I log on to Facebook and I see that someone on my friend list has changed their relationship status to “engaged.” I scroll down my feed and I see pictures of …

Loving Yourself

Do you remember the first time you had a crush? I know that I do. I was in the fourth grade and it was on this boy that I had known since the second grade. We went to school together, and the year that I first developed feelings for him we happened to be in the same class. I got …

The Slingshot

When I graduated from college, I was in a really dark place for about three years. I had dealt with depression since high school, but at age 22 it was only exacerbated by the fact that I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. The following lyrics from Avenue Q (a musical), sums up how I …

Memories

When you’re in college, a lot of people will tell you to cherish it because it’ll be the best years of your life. While I was still going through it, I would silently chuckle to myself whenever I heard someone tell me this. Nothing particularly excited ever happened to me, and it seemed like I was constantly stressed out by …