Being a teenager is tough. At school, we are trapped in a building with hundreds of other teens for hours on end. We’re expected to get along with them, we don’t have to necessarily like them, we just have to get along. That’s the hard part: getting along. It’s not that we can’t be nice,… Continue reading What’s the Difference Between Being “Fake” and “Nice?”
Hello friends! Today I’m going to address something that has been bothering me for a while and that I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. I’m sure we all know someone who seems to never have a bad day. They’re always annoyingly happy, and generally social, heck, they’re the center of every social group they… Continue reading What’s Behind the Smile?
I used to be very goal oriented, but high school has sucked that out of me. I am no longer motivated by simply wanting to achieve something. In fact, I’m barley motivated at all. Even in track I’m at the point where I don’t care about doing my best, and that makes me sad. In… Continue reading My March Goals
Today, for the first time this school year, I am taking a sick day. Now, I’ve come to school every day this year, through sickness and injury. Looking back, it’s ridiculous that I put myself through that. For perspective’s sake, I injured my hip during cross country season and couldn’t walk. Instead of just missing… Continue reading Missing School
In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’ve decided to address something that irks my friends and me: teen relationships, or lack there of. It’s no secret that it’s one of the most anticipated and disappointing part of teen years. Now, before we jump in, I just want to say that these are just my opinions and… Continue reading Teen Relationships
When someone is seeking comfort and advice, they are often told, “others have it worse” or “that’s not that bad, last year I…” These types of replies teach us to repress our feelings, because someone else is worse off. When I would cry over a scratch after falling, my grandmother would shoot back, “There are… Continue reading Your feelings are valid