Life

Why It’s Okay To Slow Down… And Breathe

If you’re hiking up a trail and you’ve got your head down the whole time, you’ll never be able to see how far you’ve come—or better yet, allow yourself to be in awe of the view. You might tell yourself that persisting forward will pay off. But eventually you’re going to topple over! On the …

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Life

Why You Should Be Taking Bigger Risks

Why take a risk when you have a stable option? Because it’s scary? Because it’s unpredictable? Why in the world would you want everything to be predictable? Surprises are the bomb diggity. If you’re already thinking no way, Song, you speak STUPIDITY… allow me to reason. And explain what wonders a risk can be in …

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Fashion

Pinstripe Pants and Life Updatre

Zara pants here // Bik Bok sweater here // Adidas sneakers here PHOTOS: Prudence Prescott Oh dear, it has been a while. Welcome back, Song! I know I’ve been terrible at keeping up with posting, but I promise I’ll update you with a list of petty excuses that have occupied my time. But first I need to …

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Books & Writing

Book Review: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Ooh yay, this is a bookworm moment! (First of many…) This might have topped my list at all-time favorite. Okay maybe not. But maybe. I already know I’m going to read it again. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson is an absolute must read. MUST. Necessary. Required (for life). It has everything from …

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Life

What I’ve Learned From Being Poor (My story after high school)

This is something that has been very difficult for me to open up about, but something I’ve wanted to write about for a very long time. And not because I’m embarrassed. Not at all. But because I don’t like receiving sympathy. I hate it. I’m not sure I could tell you exactly why. I think …

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Life

Why You Should Take a Gap Year

Ironic, because I was thrown into taking a gap year kicking and screaming. It was actually the end of the world. But there was something I didn’t know back then, and it was that taking a year off from school might be beneficial for me. The idea of a “break” didn’t seem okay at all. …

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Life

Is it THE Dream or is it YOUR Dream?

Is that what you really want? Is that what you want to do this most? Well, that’s the dream, isn’t it? Or is it? Just because “everyone” wants to be a movie star or win the lottery doesn’t mean you have to. So many time we use the dream as an excuse to reason why …

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Life

What I’m Frightened of the Most

I know not being successful is part of it but I’m not so sure it’s failure. Maybe it’s a fear of not being happy. That’s probably it. Fear of the dark. When someone asks you what you’re scared of, more likely than not, we say something like spiders or sharks. Maybe butterflies. I don’t know. …

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several ways to overcome writer's block when you can't write
Books & Writing

7 Ways to Overcome Writer’s Block

You sit down, stare at your computer screen for an hour, then realize you’ve written nothing at all. Your word count isn’t counting and you can’t walk away because then you would have just sat down for nothing in the first place, right? But maybe walking away is the best way to keep going. If …

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Life

My Biggest Insecurities

We all have them, whether they’re big, small, physical or not—they’re there. I may not have the same insecurities as you, but they are insecurities all the same. The funny thing is, most of our imperfections are only noticed by us. I’m always so surprised by what other people tell me they are insecure about, …

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