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Second Year Recap

I remember towards the end of my senior year of high school, Sister Carol asked my class to reflect on how we had changed over the course of our four years at Bayview. While we all agreed we were the same people, the growth we had undergone was so drastic that we would not have…

De-stressed

I don’t remember ever not being stressed around this time of year. Last year I was worried about passing AP exams, finding a prom dress and date, picking a college, preparing for graduation, etc. Compared to that, this year is much more manageable. However, that doesn’t mean I’m not still stressed. I have no idea what I will receive…

Lenten Sacrifice

I can’t believe tomorrow is Ash Wednesday! For the past week or so, I’ve been thinking about what to give up this year. Every year, thinking of something seems to get more and more difficult. I’m beyond the point of giving up something frivolous such as chocolate or sugar, especially since giving up one of those things…

19th Birthday Bucket List

Today is my nineteenth birthday and I decided to make a bucket list for this year; nineteen things I want to do before my teenage years kick the bucket! Ride on the beach Climb more mountains Leave the country at some point Do some serious showing Continue to narrow down what I might want to do with my life…

New Beginnings

Starting a new semester and schedule is never easy; in fact, it’s quite a challenge. Nobody likes change, especially change that comes with so much pressure. Coming back to school after winter break was a challenge. Knowing I’d be going back to a brand new routine, topped with cooking for myself, doing dishes and being on…

Snow Day Shenanigans

Sometimes I hit a figurative wall and need to release excess energy while getting some fresh air. It feels good to relax, climb a tree and play outside in the snow. Although it’s freezing, it’s exhilarating and fun. The older I get, the more frequently I forget to have fun. As ridiculous as this may sound, having…