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The STRUGGLE(s) of my (and probably yours, too) Life While in College (or anywhere else)

Academics are hard, but by far, they aren't the hardest part. Personally, the hardest thing is emotional stress. That's everywhere. This doesn't mean that I'm upset that I made a C- in one of my major classes, and now I think I'm not as smart as I "used to be." This doesn't mean that I'm … Continue reading The STRUGGLE(s) of my (and probably yours, too) Life While in College (or anywhere else)

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FFfAW Challenge #201: Punishment

Photo provided by H.R.R Gorman. Thanks a lot! "Yes, ma... Don't worry, I'll keep the house under control... Okay, love you too... Alright, bye." I hung up. I looked at my brother, who already had his phone in his hand. "Dante, what are you doing? Ma told us no parties!" "I'm calling over some friends. Don't worry about it." Dante smirked. "Dante, … Continue reading FFfAW Challenge #201: Punishment

FFfAW Challenge #196: I Knew

Photo provided by Akshata Ram I knew that it wasn't much. My kids always came back home from school -- whining, crying, beaten up. They believed they were different from the other kids because our family wasn't as financially blessed. What would they think now? They would go back to school, and the teacher would ask: "So what did … Continue reading FFfAW Challenge #196: I Knew

Sunday Photo Fiction: Forever a Failure

Photo credit: Susan Spaulding When it came to my family, I was a failure. My siblings were expert swimmers, and my parents won swimming championships throughout their lives. My family was always drowned with praise, but whenever people looked at me, I was the black sheep- I couldn't swim. Despite that, there was one thing … Continue reading Sunday Photo Fiction: Forever a Failure

A Day of College: Exam Season (+ Helpful Exam Tips)!

It's that time of the month. Exam season is here, and every college student (a few highschoolers, too) right now is trembling in a corner, crying, or feeling an extreme wave of de-motivation. If you're like me, you're probably feeling a bit of both. If you're in the 10% (not a real statistic) that formulate … Continue reading A Day of College: Exam Season (+ Helpful Exam Tips)!