I struggle with depression.
There are good days and bad days, which usually occur in clusters. During a period of good days, I’m on top of the world and can do all kinds of productive and interesting things. Continue reading “How To Successfully Manage Your Bullet Journal While Managing Depression”
Both my Geology Class and Geology Lab offered self guided field trips for extra credit. I’m the kind of student who takes advantage of extra credit every time it’s offered, regardless of how good my grades already are, so I did them.
I mapped out the points of interest, printed out the paperwork, and slapped them on a clipboard, then Dave and I hopped on the bus to downtown. He’s not a college student, but he and I share a fascination with cool stuff. Like rocks. Continue reading “Geology Class Field Trip”
At first I was happy to see that things went smoothly. I could do this on my own. Then I started making changes to improve things, and I was surprised that nothing blew up. One thing led to another, and I slowly grew a spine. Continue reading Ten Steps to Building Self-Confidence
Yesterday, the (adult) kiddo and I checked off a big item on our to-do list. We were starving afterward, but instead of grabbing a bite nearby in downtown Portland, we decided to check out a popular pub in Raleigh Hills.
I love the drive from downtown to this part of town: Zoom up Hwy 26 to the Sylvan exit, then gracefully fall down the hill on Scholls Ferry Road. If you have driven this route, you know what I mean when I say “gracefully fall down the hill.” If you’re not familiar with this section of Scholls Ferry Road, it’s a steep, curvy road with a 528ft drop in elevation along the 1.8 mile stretch of road from Hwy 26 down to the pub. In other words, it’s steep. And curvy. Did I mention curvy? Continue reading “McMenamin’s Pub – Raleigh Hills”
Is the back of your kitchen cupboards a black hole that swallows up canned goods and small packages? Have you ever gone grocery shopping for some basics that you swore you had, only to put them away and find a supply of it in the back of the cupboard? Yeah, me too. I hated it. It was also a royal pain in the tush to finagle the bottom can from a stack of cans three rows deep. But then I stole a genius organizing tip from my mom. Continue reading Genius Organizing Trick
Econ midterm tomorrow. This is my lunchtime study room. Life is good. PS: I love this class. PPS: One of my classmates complimented me on my notes. I find that amusing. Continue reading School Update
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. Continue reading Tuesday Attitudesday
Today’s pro tip is: When you’re dining in the cafeteria, pay attention. Watch for outliers: What items haven’t you seen there before? Which things would you … Continue reading College Food Pro Tip
A few years ago, I abruptly walked out of my old life and started over. From scratch. Continue reading The Backstory
It if’s important to you, you will find a way. If not, you will find an excuse. Continue reading Tuesday Attitudesday