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This One Doesn’t Have a Title

The kids went back to school today and I did not. It feels weird not having to prepare a first day of school outfit or color code my notebooks or give myself several pep talks so I can make it through reading five syllabuses. I didn't have to catch a bus to campus or study… Continue reading This One Doesn’t Have a Title

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Tinder is the Worst Thing Since Unsliced Bread

I'm ashamed of myself. I made a mistake. I downloaded Tinder and I will never be the same. I really only joined Tinder to meet people and troll the guys who got pushy and annoying. (Also because my roommate always had funny stories to tell me about the people she met on there.) I wanted… Continue reading Tinder is the Worst Thing Since Unsliced Bread

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Ice Cream Antisocial

I don't normally go out of my way to start conversations with strangers. When I do, I can usually tell right away if they are the sort of person I affiliate myself with. Nine times out of ten, they aren't. My apartment complex hosts events in their Clubhouse pretty often. I'm usually in class when… Continue reading Ice Cream Antisocial

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It’s 1 AM and the Police are Shutting Down a Party

I'd had a personal internalized vendetta against the obnoxious idiots who lived in the apartment below me. A vendetta that included complaining to my roommates and mumbling to myself and not addressing the situation like a responsible adult should. But it's finally happening! And I didn't have to do it! Someone else finally worked up… Continue reading It’s 1 AM and the Police are Shutting Down a Party

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It’s 5 AM and My Neighbors Won’t Shut Up

I don't even live on campus, so I don't know why this is, but somehow my downstairs neighbors are the loudest people in my apartment complex. This perplexes me because up until about 2 weeks ago, I didn't even know anyone was living down there. My upstairs neighbors, the stampede of high heel-wearing wild animals… Continue reading It’s 5 AM and My Neighbors Won’t Shut Up

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I’m a College Graduate and Everything Feels the Same

College graduation: The pinnacle of undergrad achievement. The ceremony where I would finally get the approximately three seconds of recognition I didn't really deserve. In the weeks leading up to the ceremony, I had been scrambling to finish all of my final essays and counting down the days for the torture to finally end. I… Continue reading I’m a College Graduate and Everything Feels the Same

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Losing God in a House of Prayer

I was brought up in a Christian church, so from a young age, my Sundays revolved around a belief in God that I didn’t question. Every summer, I would go away to a religious camp for one week in July. It was there I that felt closest to God, and it was there I discovered… Continue reading Losing God in a House of Prayer

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Cold-Blooded Interview

If I thought my chances of getting this internship were good prior to this phone call, I have lost the will to live since hanging up the phone. I had practiced for this interview. I memorized my top three strengths and weaknesses, why I was a good fit for the job, and I was ready… Continue reading Cold-Blooded Interview

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This is How I Die

I looked around frantically with tears in my eyes. There was no one around to help me. I was going to have to do this alone. I looked in front of me. I begged them not to do it. It was to no avail. They pulled back their arm and let the ball fly. I… Continue reading This is How I Die

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My First College Party

I had never wanted to attend a college party. Nothing about them sounded like a good time to me. The scent of marijuana wafting through the air, drunk kids puking into bushes outside, girls scream-giggling at anything a dumb frat boy said, heavy bass and poor music assaulting my eardrums, the taste of cheap beer,… Continue reading My First College Party