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    Mid-College Crisis: the solution installment


    I’m experiencing a break-down.

    Not a relationship-related, my-life-is-over-because-he-doesn’t-love-me type of thing. No, this is the big leagues. This is the real stuff. I’m having a break down because my life is not fulfilling me.

    That sounds so depressing and morbid. I don’t mean it in a horrible way, just a …

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    Case of the Mondays: Emotion Installment


    Life is short. Life is so tragically, painfully short.

    My emotions are heightened recently because of a few things. One, because I am taking a class on emotions, so I am hyper-aware of all of mine and when I am experiencing them. Two, because people close to me have lost …

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    Collecting V-Cards


    Happy Valentines Day!

    So today I thought I’d write about this holiday, which is debatebly the most useless one out there (although I am positive some of you readers would contest this). For the record, I have no problem with the concept of this holiday, and I am also not …

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    Seeking Connection


    I think I might be over this whole college thing.

    When I say that, I don’t mean the academic portion, although that can be draining. What I mean is that I’m over the college social life thing. I’m over the whole let’s-get-drunk-because-we-don’t-know-how-else-to-socialize thing. I’m over the surface-level communication and fake …

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    Patience may be a virtue, but I don’t have it


    Have you ever wanted something so badly, that you actually could feel your body tensing and itching? Your skin gets heated, and your cheeks turn red, and all you can think about is that one thing that you just absolutely have to have, right this second.

    Maybe that doesn’t happen …

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    Controversial Management


    You know, I don’t travel through life looking for enemies.

    I normally wake up every day and try to be the best person I can be. Does that mean I screw up sometimes? Absolutely. Does that mean I’m perfect and everyone should be like me? Absolutely not. But that does …

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    13 Resolutions for 2013


    Hello, blogging community! I have been slacking. It’s been about a month since I’ve last entered anything, so I apologize. Things have been crazy. Since it’s a new year, I thought I would make a post of 13 of my resolutions for the upcoming year. Some are silly, some are …

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    ‘Tis the Season: Must-do’s for the holidays


    It’s officially December! I am still in disbelief. Time flies.

    In the midst of cramming for finals and gift-shopping, I am posting a list of things that one MUST DO during this month. So if you need a break from studying, laundry, facebook, or something else, try out some things …

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    Puzzle Pieces


    Well, here it is. The one-week mark of my unanticipated life journey. And here they are, the tears I’ve been keeping back so heroically all week.

    This week has been good for me, and I’ve undoubtedly made progress. But I still hurt.

    Waking up, I’ve found, is the hardest part. …

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    The Healing Process


    Let’s face it: life sucks sometimes. The other day, I posted about an extremely personal topic. That took some bravery on my part. I had, and still don’t have, any idea who read it. I don’t even know if my (now ex) boyfriend read it. Probably not. But you know …

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    My Take on Internships


    Today I want to write about my opinion on internships.

    Say what you will about them, but I personally think colleges should add internship experience as a requirement to getting a degree. Because even though they aren’t “required”, if you don’t complete an internship before you graduate, good luck getting …

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    20 Things in 20 Years


    My 21st birthday is in three days. What a monumental age! It will definitely change my college social-life sphere. Instead of making a post that talks about how excited I am to legally drink, I decided to take a more reflective stance.

    I’ve been on this earth for 20 years. …

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    The Girl Who Cried Abroad



    Call me crazy, but going abroad was the biggest internal debate my brain has had to entertain for awhile. When asked the question: do you want to study abroad? My answer was obviously: yes. Yes, of course I want to study abroad. Yes, I’d love to travel and drink …

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    Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy


    Hello, blogging community! So I’ve been in hibernation for the past week…but I am back now, and I’m back with an invigorated spirit! So for today’s blog, I decided to make a collection of my favorite photos for the weekly photo challenge. This week’s photo challenge is happy. So the …

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    Wine Wednesday

    Hello, blogging community! So I haven’t blogged in about a week. It’s that point in the semester where everything happens at once and the work piles on; in addition to that, there are things like applying for study abroad, applying for internships, having a mid-college crisis about my choice of…
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    Ode to Fall


    Today I went on a nature walk in the woods. The weather was beautiful–about 65, sunny, clear skies, perfect fall colors. During my little reflection time, I came to a place of full appreciation for the Northeast’s fall. I understand that we get cold weather, but I honestly don’t think …

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    Three-Word Wednesday

    So for today, I chose to do the 3-word Wednesday challenge (this is awesome! Check out the site: http://www.threewordwednesday.com/). Every week, three new words are posted. You can do anything with them. These are the three words: Chance; noun: A possibility of something happening; the occurrence and development of events…
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    Excerpts from real life..what does that even mean?


    So I titled my blog “Peacock Feathers and Elephant Ears: Excerpts from Real Life”. Why would I do that? What the heck kind of title IS that? Well, for starters, I go to Skidmore. Extra artsy, abstract, we-combine-things-that-don’t-make-any-sense-to-anyone-except-us kind of people. Peacocks and elephants are my favorite animals. So there’s …

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    Blogging Virgin


    This will be considered my first “real” post–ever! I am new to blogging, and I am not counting my tiny entry that took all of thirty seconds to write. Today, I will actually make a post and put some information on the web for all of my followers (ha, ha) …

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    Hello world!


    This is my first-ever blog, so I am going to be updating and trying to figure out the process as quickly as possible. I am so excited to enter the blogging world!

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