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Words from a wallflower

I’m in a completely different place than where I thought I would be by the end of the semester, and I couldn’t be happier about it. I’m a planner who sets goals and needs to know the details about the foreseeable future. Not everything went

Words from a wallflower

I have two bracelets in a jewelry box, one blue that says hope, courage, faith and one yellow that says livestrong. My dad and I wore these bracelets at all times after he was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer, promising each other that we would

Words from a wallflower

Two weekends ago, my family met up in Vegas to celebrate my stepdad’s birthday. It sounds like such a cliché that we spent a weekend in Vegas, but trust me, it didn’t consist of the normal tourist attractions, considering that my stepbrother and I are

Words from a wallflower

Halloween used to be a big deal to me. I would rush home from school to get my costume on before the sun even went down and impatiently wait until my parents told me it was time to go out with my friends. From the

Words from a wallflower

In my column last week, I mentioned The Perks of Being a Wallflower and how it inspired my column title. I relate to this movie because I feel like I’m a wallflower myself, a shy, quirky individual who just quietly observes. On a bigger scale

Words from a wallflower

There’s a scene in The Perks of Being a Wallflower (the movie that inspired my column title) where a character named Patrick holds up a graded rubric with a mediocre grade on it while letting out a deafening howl. He shouts, “C minus, ladies and

Words from a wallflower

…and they were roommates When I was dropped off at college, I had an overwhelming feeling of not knowing what to do. For 18 years I had lived at home with the same people. Then I was tossed into this entirely new world without them

Words from a wallflower

A couple weeks ago, I wrote a column that ended with taking time for yourself when life gets tough. Initially, I didn’t say what happened because I wasn’t ready. Now I am. My relationship of five years ended.  The breakup itself wasn’t abrupt. Things had been

Words from a wallflower

Five months ago, I didn’t have a plan for after graduation. There wasn’t a defining moment that I decided on law school. I signed up for a prep course, went through a whirlwind of studying, and took the LSAT this weekend. The LSAT is stressful

Words from a wallflower

Sometimes I feel like I’m in a soap opera with as much drama as I experience. Welcome to this week’s episode. I had an incident happen over the weekend that made me want to shut off the rest of the world. I needed to get