Is Tidying Really Life-Changing? KonMari in Theory & Practice

I caught the tidying bug! I finally dove into Marie Kondō's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (2014), and it was definitely worth experiencing. Of course, I heard all about the KonMari craze from social media and Netflix, and I read the reviews: the mostly good, the occasional bad, and the seldom ugly (though unfortunately, … Continue reading Is Tidying Really Life-Changing? KonMari in Theory & Practice

College Budget? Avoid Eating Only Ramen With This One Website

Being in college comes with a lot of challenges, many of which are financial. I remember moving into my first apartment a year ago and having a real fear that I wasn't going to be able to afford to eat. I woefully looked at my collection of instant ramen noodles and felt a little hopeless. … Continue reading College Budget? Avoid Eating Only Ramen With This One Website

Some Thoughts About Poetry

This quarter, I decided to try out an Intro to Creative Writing Class and honestly, it was an incredible decision. I've always loved creative writing and I used to draft stories all the time. In high school, I wrote a rough draft of a manuscript for a dystopian novel that was over 300 pages long. … Continue reading Some Thoughts About Poetry

Starting Off My Quarter

So, it's been a while since I've posted anything, whoops. Hopefully I can get back into the swing of things and get back on schedule. Fall 2017! It's here! Classes have begun, my residents are all settled in, and I'm currently working my 4AM desk shift. I got roughly 3.5 hours of sleep last night … Continue reading Starting Off My Quarter

5 Ways to Make the Most Out of an Internship

So, I totally forgot to post last night, whoops! Better late then never? I feel like excuses are useless on a personal blog, but I'm gonna explain anyway. It's the last week of a super challenging online course I've been doing, so I've mostly been preoccupied with that. It's also the last week of my … Continue reading 5 Ways to Make the Most Out of an Internship

How to Make Assigned Readings Suck Less

I'm honestly the worst when it comes to assigned readings, but I have a couple of tricks to make it not so terrible. Read on to find some of these techniques!

4 Pictures That Define Cosmopolitanism

For the past four weeks, I've been taking an online class called Culture & Identity in World Politics through my school, the University of Denver. Throughout the course, we've been reading about and discussing what makes up an identity, what makes us who we are, and how it applies to the rest of the world.

We're concluding the course on cosmopolitanism, a school of thought that basically means you don't identify with any one place or culture, but rather you consider yourself a citizen of the world.

Our final assignment is to compile a set of images that representing cosmopolitanism. Here are four photos that represent cosmopolitanism.