Vents by Jess: Feeling overwhelmed, spreading yourself too thin, and some advice to current students

I have never been more ready for a semester to be over. I know I say that every semester, but this one is different. Granted, they’re all different. College is like a video game; each semester, a new level. And with each new level, the difficulty increases. Until you ultimately lose all your lives and it’s game over. Okay, that was a tad dramatic, but … Continue reading Vents by Jess: Feeling overwhelmed, spreading yourself too thin, and some advice to current students

Review: December Boxycharm

Something I’m going to start doing monthly is reviewing my Boxycharm box! I’ve been subscribed to this box since about May, so I might as well review the contents each month and spill the tea on the products one might encounter if they purchase a Boxycharm subscription (the value is seriously insane). For those of you who are unfamiliar, Boxycharm is a monthly subscription service … Continue reading Review: December Boxycharm

My Second Time Seeing Hobo Johnson in Concert

It’s been over two weeks now… and I still can’t get over it. I don’t even know WHERE to begin; I just knew I wanted to write this. I guess I’ll start with proclaiming my undying love for Frank. His stage name is Hobo Johnson and contradictory to what you might assume, he is in fact *not* a hobo… anymore. Well, he was wearing the … Continue reading My Second Time Seeing Hobo Johnson in Concert

The Blogger Recognition Award

A lovely thank you to both Aqsa and Liv for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award! Not only am I honored that they think I’m deserving, but I highly recommend you check out their fabulous blogs as well. They’re both great at what they do, and I enjoy reading their posts. The rules of The Blogger Recognition are: Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide … Continue reading The Blogger Recognition Award

Letter to My Current Self

Dear current self, I have been avoiding writing this letter (even though I’ve been meaning to get around to it) simply because it’s going to be a tough one. It’s not easy to talk to yourself in this way. It takes a certain amount of intense introspection that, frankly, knowing how I am, not only terrifies and intimidates me, but exhausts me as well. And … Continue reading Letter to My Current Self

Letter to My Younger Self

To a younger Jess… To the Jess who thought she was not beautiful. To the Jess who was absolutely convinced she would never find love. To the Jess who dreamed endlessly and dangerously. This is to you. You’re not ugly. I know middle school is filled with insecurities and negative opinions of your physical appearance. I know that you are beyond convinced that you are nowhere … Continue reading Letter to My Younger Self

Thoughts on ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’

Die-hard fans (such as myself) found themselves back in Stars Hollow catching up with our favorite dynamic duo once more as of November 25th. I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t binge watch the whole thing in one sitting until it was nearly two in the morning. Because I did all right, and let me tell you. Sleep deprivation + the last four words … Continue reading Thoughts on ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’

The Fear of Missing Out in the Internet Age

In an age governed by social media, the fear of missing out (perhaps better known as FOMO) is more prevalent now than ever. And it makes sense. Think about your own use of the internet and how often you find yourself scrolling through news feeds and timelines. We feel the need to constantly update ourselves with information when it comes to what others are doing, what … Continue reading The Fear of Missing Out in the Internet Age