In Honour of World Mental Health Day 2016: The Unconventional Accomplishment Resume

[EDIT, 10/10/16: HELLO FRIENDS. I've made my resume! You can read it here. It was a really fun exercise, and it reminded me of something important: even if I'd filled up ten times as many pages, I still couldn't write down every time I'd impacted my community/society/the world in a positive way. There's just too … Continue reading In Honour of World Mental Health Day 2016: The Unconventional Accomplishment Resume

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Living Your Art: My First Week of Fifth Year (and Why It’s Equally Awesome and Scary)

NB: this isn't just a "look at my cool new courses!" post. It's also a reflection on committing to your art in public, and on the personal and social stigmas attached to "being an artist" full-time. Because I can never make things simple. -- All right kiddos, full disclosure time: I'm an artist of all … Continue reading Living Your Art: My First Week of Fifth Year (and Why It’s Equally Awesome and Scary)

One Time-Tested Essay Writing Tip That Guarantees a Better Grade

As I've discussed on here before, I'm a straight-A student. Have been since high school. To me, it's become the norm to receive top marks in my classes--and more specifically, it's become regular practice to produce work that garners those top marks. As my partner says (oh-so flatteringly) to me regarding my writing, "your okay … Continue reading One Time-Tested Essay Writing Tip That Guarantees a Better Grade

19 Lessons I Am Learning From Writing My Book (Plus a Note on Honesty and Failing Expectation)

EDIT 08/05/2018: And now for the long-awaited Lesson #20: publishing a book is JUST AS HARD as writing one. But I did it. My debut novel, The Heretic's Guide to Homecoming, is now out in the world, waiting for you all to jump in and pick it apart for things I say on a daily … Continue reading 19 Lessons I Am Learning From Writing My Book (Plus a Note on Honesty and Failing Expectation)

Just The Facts, Ma’am: Working for Glendon’s Newspaper, Pro Tem (A 4-Year Review)

So you know how various academic and career advisors have been telling you to get involved in extracurricular activities since ten minutes before you were born? I used to not care. I wasn't involved in any clubs in elementary school, and in high school, while I was co-President of the Art Club for my final … Continue reading Just The Facts, Ma’am: Working for Glendon’s Newspaper, Pro Tem (A 4-Year Review)