As a college student who works about 25+ hours a week at 2 different jobs, spends all of her free time in the library studying, and holds positions in several organizations- it is really easy for me to feel bad for myself. This is especially true on Friday afternoons when I get out of class … More Opportunities
3 days of class, 2 shifts at work, 2 days of weekend, 3 days of finals, and a whole lot of studying are the only things standing in the way of summer freedom! As I think about all the things that I have learned this semester, I am also thinking about all of the hours … More the countdown continues
There are 8 days of class, 3 days of finals, and 4 days of weekend that stand between us and the ultimate freedom: summer break. As the semester draws to a close it is becoming increasingly hard to focus and find motivation to study for those last tests and write the last few papers. Hence the … More fighting for victory
“My grace is enough; it’s all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness.” “Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of God’s strength moving in on my weakness. Now I take limitations … More From weak to strong
The last month of life has been incredibly, undeniably, shockingly weird. Seriously. First, I got to spend a week in Belize doing the work that I want to be doing for the rest of my life. It was absolutely amazing and I loved every second of it. Then, there was this one situation that really … More Right here, right now
For any of who have not participated in greek life or are unfamiliar with some of its traditions, there is a HUGE event each year for the new members called the Big/Little Process and ultimately Big/Little Reveal. Basically, new members are assigned an older member who is already initiated into the organization as a “big … More I’m gonna be a big??
Well, today began the fourth week of the semester (what already??) and boy it is a crazy life that we live! Somedays I can’t catch my breath and some days seem to be four days long. It’s so incredibly easy to get bogged down and discouraged when there are so many things going on at … More class eat study work meetings study nap repeat
I wrote the following post when I was still in high school, and thinking about it today, it is just as pertinent now as it was then. Enjoy. As graduation gets closer everyday (61 and counting), I am constantly looking at the relationships I have formed with people throughout my highschool career. Some of them, … More Friendship
Recently, I was thinking about how COOL some of the women in my sorority are. Seriously, just so cool. The coolness emanates from their entire being. I said something about it to a close friend, and she said “Madison, I think you’re pretty cool like that.” I laughed and kind of shrugged it off, thinking … More Be Cool
As I am getting ready to head to bed for the night, I am thinking about my planner (again). It holds my homework information, exam dates, events, birthdays and anniversaries, and even what I plan on cooking for each meal throughout the week. I noticed today that I fill out every single section the same … More Routines, Goals, Etc.