Don’t Blink

When school started last week, I started to feel a little emotional. I realized that this was the first August since I was five years old that I was not going back to school. I graduated from MSU Denver last December, and I have been working in First Year Success since then.  When I graduated…

What Would You Do if You Broke Your Arm?

I never wanted to admit I had a problem. That I needed help. That I couldn’t handle things on my own. It felt like defeat, like I wasn’t good enough. Things would spiral and I couldn’t cope. I had felt this way for years, all throughout high school and college. I remember spending days on…

It’s Okay Not To Know (And Other Inevitably-Evident Truths)

  When I first started my college career, I didn’t really know what to expect. I am a first-generation college student, so I didn’t have the experience of my parents or family members to lean on. I couldn’t look to the people in my own house for guidance or answers when it came to the…

When Will My Hogwarts Acceptance Letter Arrive?

When I was twelve years old, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s (Philosopher’s, if you’re British) Stone came out. I remember my teacher handing it to me as a gift in the seventh grade, and me thinking, “Thanks,” and tossing it aside. It only took a couple of weeks for me to get it together and…