March 11, 2016

      I consider myself the type of person to give 110% in any relationship, even if it’s failing. The thing is, I don’t give up on people. That’s just not me. But unbelievably (and you can ask anyone I dated up until my junior year of high school to confirm) past boyfriends have told me that they didn’t think I cared about them.

      Now I’ve always considered myself a caring person, so this completely took me by surprise. Then surprise became a reality check a few years down the road.

I learned how to love.

      I’m not saying this is going to be the answer to all your life problems. It won’t teach you what love is to you or how you feel when you’re truly in love with someone, but it will show you how to constantly show...

February 20, 2016

      As a female, I am no stranger to being put in a position where one of my guy friends has to act as my "boyfriend" in social scenarios. I know that many other women my age have been put there too when a strange guy won't leave them alone. This situation is honestly so common that your guy friends won't even question it and you may be wondering where I could be possibly taking this. Having a fake boyfriend may seem harmless, but in reality, it unveils a darker side to society.

      The fact that we must fake having a boyfriend in order to feel safe from harassment from random men is messed up, and I didn't realize this until recently. 

      This shows that the random guy respects the other guy and...

January 28, 2016

      Aside from simply aspiring to be a genuinely nice person, following the Golden Rule can help you leverage the connections you make throughout your life, and can drastically impact your future.

      Why, you may ask? Because eventually in one way or another, you’ll need people. You’ll need help. Connections. A friend. It’s very difficult going through life trying to do everything on your own.

      I have first-hand experience on how this can pay off in the job world. In fact, I’d say 90% of people who I know that had jobs right out of college got them through some connection they had already made. I may not have ever found out about the company I now work for (and love my job at!) if it hadn’t been for someone I kn...

January 7, 2016

      I have no shame in admitting that I was the girl who visited her college town two months after graduation, walked up to her old house, and started crying. 

      That may not come as a surprise to anyone who knew me in college, but honestly, I wasn't always in love with Pullman, WA. In fact, I hated it so much my freshman year that I considered dropping out and going to school somewhere closer to home. But, as graduation neared, I realized how fortunate I was to be attending a university that students can't wait to return to; literally hoping that break passed by quickly. I had found "my people", I was safe and happy, and I finally had things figured out. 

      But of course, all g...

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