The power to both love and destroy

The power to both love and destroy

There will be one person, or multiple people, in life who hold your heart. They are capable of holding it for months, years, and possibly forever. Life seems simple when you find your person, because you no longer have to battle through everything alone. The person who holds your heart holds a piece of you [...]

Pain is inevitable, but so is happiness.

Pain is inevitable, but so is happiness.

Too often we define our lives by our disappointments. Our failed attempts to control things that simply can't be controlled. Our emotions, our heartbreaks, our "you're not good enough" stories. Too often we place the world on our shoulders, attempting to solve problems that simply can't be solved in the moment, or ever. We feel, [...]

Love will always be more powerful than ignorance

Love will always be more powerful than ignorance

When I was in elementary school, my aunt had a friend named Joan*. I have vivid memories of Joan pushing me on the swings at the park. "Higher! Higher!" I would proclaim. My feet swung back and forth, then I'd proceed to flail myself off, attempting to land, but it usually resulted in skinned knees and Barbie [...]

Why the F*CK is dating a lot of people a bad thing?

Why the F*CK is dating a lot of people a bad thing?

Our 20's is a time for us to be selfish, to take risks. It's a time to travel the world, move to a different city, see what the world has to offer outside of our comfort zones. It's a time to find yourself, a time to begin your journey in the reality that we spent our [...]

St. Patrick’s Day Collins

St. Patrick’s Day Collins

Age is just a number...right? March 17, 2013. It was St. Patrick's Day in Boston, the day after my 20th birthday. A few friends and I trekked into the city to catch the parade, although the parade was hardly the center of our focus. We filled our styrofoam Dunkie's cups with strange concoctions, probably some combination of [...]

8 Types of People You Can Live Without

8 Types of People You Can Live Without

Destiny may decide who comes into your life, but it certainly doesn't decide who stays. People walk in and out of our lives every single day, some leaving more of a lasting impact than others. Some relationships we are simply forced to let go of, even though we may attempt to salvage what remains. Others [...]

Let’s stop letting a double tap make us feel beautiful

Let’s stop letting a double tap make us feel beautiful

You get ready for class, feeling confident about how you look. You spent a little extra time picking out an outfit, and maybe put on more makeup than usual. As you walk through campus, people are coming up behind you and tapping you twice, proclaiming, "I like you!" They then stick stars all over your [...]