campus life

as i mentioned before, i was blessed with the privilege of being on-campus this semester, and it definitely was a ~different~ experience. but, everything happens for a reason, and i honestly could not have imagined my first semester of college going any better than it had gone. despite having to make friends with half-covered facesContinue reading “campus life”

service

in high school, i made a habit of volunteering at least once a week. although some of the work was challenging or tried my patience, i always left the service site feeling content, grateful, and full of God’s love. don’t we need those feelings now more than ever? plus, there is an abundance of waysContinue reading “service”

prayer & meditation

faith is probably the most important aspect of my life. i am very involved in my spiritual and religious communities, and it has given me a lot of inner peace during these trying times. my favorite ways to reflect and give thanks for all that is going right nowadays is prayer and adoration. doing theseContinue reading “prayer & meditation”

the economy

obviously, covid-19 has had an impact on the economy. it has caused many to lose jobs, while other industries are flourishing in response to the trends of purchases when the pandemic infected the country. we have been hearing about these adverse effects for the past months, but the intention of this post is to encourageContinue reading “the economy”

music

full disclosure: i have danced in the supermarket and many other public places hundreds of times because i’ve heard a good song. now that that’s out of the way, here is the rest of the post: i have experienced the healing powers of music for my entire life – i’ve found a thrilling yet comfortingContinue reading “music”

cooking

cooking is a fantastic stress reliever, plus you get a delicious treat to enjoy after you’re done! not to mention, quarantine is the perfect time to test out new recipes and develop your cooking skills because you have some time to spare! for those at home, there are so many creations and tasty recipes thatContinue reading “cooking”

mental health & resources

these times are stressful for everyone. i know many college students that are struggling with anxiety and depressive episodes because of the stressors of online learning, concern for the pandemic, the bombardment of the media, and the feeling of envy for those friends at college. it is important to note that everything happens for aContinue reading “mental health & resources”

facts about the pandemic and college

hey y’all! i don’t know about you, but the ambiguity and mystery of the pandemic have definitely caused me a lot of stress. on this post i will lay out the facts about the craziness of covid-19 with regards to college.  first things first, you are not alone! no matter where you are or whatContinue reading “facts about the pandemic and college”

introduction

hey! it’s your local pandemic-affected college student here to help you navigate through these stressful times! i am blessed to be on-campus this semester & i am seeing first-hand how COVID-19 is impacting the college community. and my friends, like many of you, are proud members of the at-home ‘zoom university’ class of 2024.  collegeContinue reading “introduction”