Are you too comfortable and just surviving?

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My last blog post was about the stress and pressure that comes with being a new graduate, and if you read it attentively, even through my optimistic words you’d notice that I was scared and panicky on the inside. I also discussed how I have the feeling that I always have an assignment or project... Read more »

Post collegiate stress and how to cope

Post collegiate stress and how to cope
Labor Day weekend is upon us, pumpkin spice lattes are hitting the coffee shops, and there’s a chill in the air that makes you want to wear all the dresses hanging in that mock cherrywood wardrobe of yours before the real autumn chill makes the fine hairs on your legs grow back quicker than usual.... Read more »

A time line of my love life

A time line of my love life
When I was six, I’d put aside all the numbered cards from my playing deck and lay out the face cards in a row as if I was a tarot card reader. I’d then pair up all the kings and queens together; spade with spade, diamond with diamond, clover with clover, and heart with heart.... Read more »
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My theory about pretty women

My theory about pretty women
As the years go on, I am more aware that I am figuring things out and seeing patterns within almost everything that occurs in my daily life. Everything ranging from why I always need to be on the go, to how sweets are my archenemy when I am trying to lose weight or tone up.... Read more »

I miss being confident

I miss being confident
Tonight’s ChicagoNow Blogapalooza-Hour has asked us to write about a person, place, or thing that we miss. Personally, I miss a lot of things like pumpkin muffins in the summer, my kitten who is no longer with me, my hair that is taking way too long to grow, my metabolism that isn’t as fast as... Read more »

Eid Mubarak! My reflection on Ramadan in India and in the U.S.

Eid Mubarak! My reflection on Ramadan in India and in the U.S.
With Ramadan (actually pronounced Rahmzahn) finally coming to a close and Eid fast approaching, my sister and I bustle around our kitchen like tasteful soldiers, chiffonading foods that are meant to be chopped and adding our final garnishes to dishes that still need the key ingredients. My sister and I can cook, don’t get me... Read more »
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The funniest things I've heard (Part II)

People say a lot of weird but awfully hilarious things when they’re wasted…or when they are sober when I think about my friends. I like to take the time to jot little tid bits and remarks down in my journal or in my phone when I hear them, so here is the latest batch of... Read more »

Are you cut out to have casual sex?

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A few weeks ago, I posted a status on my Facebook about how it’s gotten significantly easier to have casual sex for just kicks and giggles. Of course, it got a lot of hype. After reading the many responses, I think most of us boiled it down to this: If sex is consensual by both... Read more »

It's okay, I'm a woman

It's okay, I'm a woman
Ive been meaning to write a blog about women, especially because I’ve been called a feminist lately. When I attempted to defend myself and say that I am not a feminist, it didn’t help that I had just taken a Women’s Studies course. Not that I think there’s anything wrong with being a feminist, I... Read more »
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I've been told I'm crazy

I've been told I'm crazy
I’ve been told I’m crazy. I’ve been told that my actions are unfair and my thoughts irrational. But I remember being someone different. I remember holding someone’s hand and looking into their eyes, knowing that I was safe once. But I don’t remember how it feels to be secure. I remember the lie that shattered... Read more »
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    I'm a reader, writer, blabber and eater. Dear Bob, do i love to eat. I'm a student trying to squeeze my five and a halves through the door while wearing my shoes on the wrong foot. I mainly write short stories but am becoming quite comfortable with interviewing and writing reviews.

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