Where Do I Start?

I have been a quiet person all my life. It’s not due to me being shy; it’s just that sometimes I simply don’t have anything to say. In high school, I was intertwined with the group of girls that would fight if someone looked at them the “wrong” way. I never participated in the fighting,…

Figuring Life Out

There are times when life just pushes us to the ground and there are those times when we just don’t want to get up. On the other hand there are times when life just feels amazing and everything is going great. Life is a roller coaster and we don’t know when there will be a…

A Post-Election Message from Dr. Jordan

Dear members of the MSU Denver community, Many of us are still processing Tuesday’s national election, and the next few days are likely to be filled with high emotion and, for many, anxiety. I want to affirm that MSU Denver is a place where we can hold deep divisions in opinion, but treat each other…

Sometimes it Takes Longer Than Expected

Voted most likely to not succeed in junior high school, I was always messing up.  Academically I was pretty sound, but I was always stirring up conflict as a young girl. It was probably because I was going through such a hard time with my parents being divorced and my father remarrying–I was caught in…

If Hobbits Can Do It, So Can You!

Hopefully I am correct in assuming that most individuals know the story of Bilbo Baggins, the brave hobbit that went on an adventure to assist his friends, Gandalf the Wizard and the dwarves of Erebor, to reclaim their home. Now, this topic for a blog may seem a little nerdy and far-fetched, but bear with…

Letters to Tariq

Denver, October 14th, 2016 Dear Tariq, First of all, let me tell you that I hope that you and your family are in good health and that you are enjoying your life in Amman.  It has been quite a long time since the last time we talked and since that day, many things have changed. …

Enough.

As a perfectionist in college, life is tough. I feel like anything I do, it will never be the best it can be; it’ll never live to my standards and there will always be more that could’ve been done. This applies to practically everything. It’ll never be enough for school, it’ll never be enough for…

My Inner Thoughts

As I thought about what topic to write about, I wanted to blog about something positive, happy and uplifting.  Although many of us are still getting to know each other, I believe most people can see that I am upbeat and positive.  I like to joke, engage in other people’s conversations, help myself to food…

Beautiful Sadness

At one point of your life have you ever felt like you were on top of the world, but also at another point felt the world crumbling down on you? Welcome to the amazing spectrums of emotions this world has to give you! There was a beautiful quote my man Butters from South Park says…

You Belong Here

  “It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you are not” ~ Denis Waitley My whole life I’ve been fortunate to be surrounded with people who are incredibly successful—teachers, professors, parents, and students —and here’s what I’ve learned:  very few think they deserve the life they have. If an…

Here Goes Nothing “I DO NOT write very well.”

That exact thought came to my head when they told me I would have to write a blog. A lot of ideas came to my head or should I say oodles of ideas, tons of ideas, mass amount of ideas …  I mean how do you choose when a thesaurus gives you a bunch of…

Being Strong Mentally and Physically

Throughout most of my life I have been an out of shape individual. I wasn’t very strong, my endurance was lacking, and I would be the last person to cross the finish line in a foot race. However, I always dreamt of being a large muscular person like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Silvester Stallone, or the one…