From the East to the West: What the Across-State Transition Is Really Like

Sometimes you don’t know there are better places for you other than the one you grew up in until you’re thrust into them. I’d never lived anywhere but the suburbs of Detroit, whether it be Birmingham or Troy, MI. These places were comfortable to me. I’d been on vacations, but those places never felt like […]

Some Essentials for Routine

Happy Thursday to you, Readers! Only one more day until Friday for ya, WAHOO!! So I’ve been in Ireland for a couple of weeks now, and have finally gotten into a routine. Classes have started, I know my way around the city (well, kind of), and I’m getting into the groove of cooking for myself. Saying […]

Family – Grateful to Have Something Worth Missing

For most people who leave home when going to college, family becomes something different. It’s hard to describe, because they’re the same people they were when you left, but you’re not seeing each other every morning in passing on the way to work or school anymore, or eating family meals together, and you’re not getting […]

The Must-Do’s of Fall Break

Fall Break – the first return home of the year for most students, smacked right in the beginning of the pumpkin-spiced season we all call fall. What does one do on this Fall Break? Here are a few must’s. Go apple/pumpkin picking.  This is clearly at the top of everyone’s to-do lists over break. Who […]

This Feels Like Home

I arrived home on Friday; I’ll be here for a week and two days. It feels different being home, even though most things have remained the same. There’s one building on the downtown strip that’s been demolished and there’s different pillows on the chairs on my front porch. There are many more things that have […]

Reflections From Home

Being home makes me wish I were still in high school. I guess that’s just because I have such an awesome family and I want to be around them more. I still love Hope… just hear me out ’till the end, trust me. So maybe you’re a senior in high school, which is who I’m thinking […]

Yeah, I Live by Detroit

I’m home, I’m home (for a little over three weeks)! The place I call home? Troy, a suburb located outside of Detroit. I spent a lot of time in Detroit growing up with both of my parents working in the city. I was actually born down there and went to day-care there! Occasionally, when I tell people […]

Post-Thanksgiving Coma

Happy Black Friday to all! Now that I am slowly waking up from my Thanksgiving coma from last night, I thought I’d write about my experiences you all. First off, Thanksgiving is one of the best holidays (other than Christmas, of course). This year in particular, I am extremely thankful for my family. Even though […]

Red, Read.

Red hair review, read book review. There’s not much more “red/read” around here than this. 1. Goldilocks turned to Little Red Riding Hood. Over the weekend, I went home (all the way to Iowa) and while I was visiting my family, I decided to dye my hair red. See ya later, blonde hair. Hello, red. […]