My Goals for 2020 (and Decade Resolutions)

Happy New Year, everyone! It’s so hard to believe that it’s already 2020. The changeover from 2009 to 2010 is the first decade change I personally remember, but this one feels even stranger. Last decade change, I was still in elementary school. This decade change, I’m an adult – in grad school. I thought it’d be fun to do a post on goals for this … Continue reading My Goals for 2020 (and Decade Resolutions)

When You Feel Stuck in a Rut…

It’s hard to believe it’s already December! Today, I wanted to write about why I’ve been so negligent at blogging this year. To put it simply, I’ve been going through depression. I never fully understood depression in the past. I always thought people were overreacting or stressing out, but now I get it. I’m by no means a medical expert nor do I want to … Continue reading When You Feel Stuck in a Rut…

The Lyrics of Patriotic Songs May Surprise You

Originally posted on Live So Fully:
Iwo Jima Memorial in Washington D.C. (photo by RaeAnn Jent) Hey everyone, I hope your Fourth of July is off to a great start. Happy 242nd Birthday, America! One of my favorite parts of the Fourth of July or Memorial Day are patriotic songs. No kidding, I used to march around the house singing You’re a Grand Old Flag while waving… Continue reading The Lyrics of Patriotic Songs May Surprise You

Getting Back Into Exercising after an Injury

This past December, I fell down my basement stairs and had a horrible left-side skull fracture. To be honest, the situation could’ve been much worse. But the fall still left me with some repercussions – two scars on my leg that are fading, but I don’t know if they’ll go away and a lovely scar near my right eyebrow. I’ve come to terms with those, … Continue reading Getting Back Into Exercising after an Injury

All That is Mine is Yours – A Lesson from the Prodigal Son Parable

Growing up, did you have a sibling who was “the favorite”? Or a friend who got into some bad situations and then gained everyone’s attention when they decided to leave the mess? If you’ve ever read the story of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15, who do you most identify with? For me, it’s the older brother. It’s incredible the amount of forgiveness and love … Continue reading All That is Mine is Yours – A Lesson from the Prodigal Son Parable

3 Ways to Eat Healthy Beyond Salad

Hey everyone, I have a confession to make: I hate salad. Well, lettuce specifically. (This may seem weird, but it’s true. I’ve been that way my whole life.) For years I was under the impression that salad was the food of choice for dieting and it was impossible to be fully healthy without eating salad. But thankfully that’s not the case! Now, don’t get me … Continue reading 3 Ways to Eat Healthy Beyond Salad

3 Ways to Be More Productive with Your Time

Hey everyone, Do you ever find yourself too busy to do what needs to be done? If you’re like me, you can’t seem to find time to finish projects, but have more than enough time to watch YouTube? It’s a real struggle, I get it. I’m nowhere near mastering time management, but here are some steps I’m taking to be wiser with my time. Maybe … Continue reading 3 Ways to Be More Productive with Your Time

Where Should Christians Stand Politically? – An Analysis of Keller’s Opinion Piece

Hey everyone, I apologize for not writing in a while. Once the semester starts, I don’t always focus on blogging as much as I should. But yesterday, I read a New York Times article by Timothy Keller called “How Do Christians Fit Into the Two-Party System: They Don’t”. Here’s a link to the article, if you’d like to check it out. Politics can easily become a … Continue reading Where Should Christians Stand Politically? – An Analysis of Keller’s Opinion Piece

3 Ways to Avoid Pulling an All-Nighter

Hey everyone, I hope your day is going well so far. The semester is in full swing and I apologize for not blogging in a while. College students are notorious for pulling “all-nighters”, sometimes multiple days of a week. I’ve actually never done an “all-nighter” before, but have witnessed how draining they can be on friends. So if you’re tired of being overwhelmed by a … Continue reading 3 Ways to Avoid Pulling an All-Nighter

3 Ways to Stop Procrastinating

Hey everyone, I hope your week is going well. I’m headed to Canada tomorrow (Lord-willing and the creek don’t rise) for the Stratford Shakespeare festival. Super excited about that! Can you remember the last time you procrastinated? Maybe you pulled all-nighters multiple times? I think procrastination has affected us all at some point or another. So how do you overcome the desire to procrastinate? Here … Continue reading 3 Ways to Stop Procrastinating