Don’t Spread Yourself Too Thin

There is an expectation as you get older to take part in all sorts of obligations. On top of your school work, you’ll also need to be in a number of different clubs. Then, on top of that, you’ll be expected to be a leader of at least one club—depending on if you are applying…

Trust Life’s Unexpected Turns

There will come a time in your life when something unexpected happens that changes the route your life was previously on. In fact, odds are that this will happen multiple times. When I was a freshman in college, I had plans to be a big-time political news commentator. I had big opinions, and I wanted…

Finding Hope in the Midst of Tragedy

As I write this, the Holy Fire in Southern California is blazing away not far from my parents’ backyard. I hope, hope, hope, and pray that by the time this is published the fire is mostly contained or completely extinguished. My heart breaks thinking about all of the wildlife being displaced, fighting for their lives….

Finding Your Sunshine: Tips to Improve Your Mood

If you’re anything like me, sometimes you just get in a funk. You could be stressed about work or school or sad about a friend or family issue, or sometimes you don’t even know what’s wrong—you’re just not in a happy place. Below are some tips that almost always improve my mood during those times….

Facing Rejection Like a Champ

I know it’s trashy, but I live for my weekly viewing of The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, or—the king of them all—Bachelor in Paradise. Maybe it’s because I live a boring and drama-free life compared to the people who go on these shows, but sometimes after a stressful week, nothing can make you feel better about…