Seeds of Patience

Impatiently waiting for my body to heal, I don’t think I’ve learned this lesson quite yet.  I wrote that sentiment two injuries ago, last February in another case of misdiagnosed stress-fractures. I guess you could say my life has been a series of stress-fractures, tectonic plates pushing against each other to make mountains out of …

At the crossroads: An environmental studies scholar on the precipice of graduation

I'm admittedly a little teary-eyed during my final move-in weekend before the last of my eight semesters is to dawn. Where did the time go? I've been blogging the entirety of my college career – a feat I never honestly thought I could accomplish, but here we are, 90 blog posts later. (Thanks for sticking …

Year in Review 2017

It's New Year's Day, and I'm scrolling through my journey's journals of the past 12 months. Come join me. I guess I really wanted to live in a big city here, but now I'm practically allergic to the fast pace of consumption and concrete – especially after reading this book. I thought I wanted to …

30 questions answered

I've been struggling through some crippling insecurities lately, always made manifest when my school-churning brain is 'at rest.' So, inspired by a fellow Bobcat blogger, I decided this morning to interject body/self positivity into the universe with the following questionnaire. How well could you answer these questions about yourself? When I wake up in the morning, …

Walk this way

"Those who are trying to transform a world are required to modify themselves in order to proceed within that world." -Sara Ahmed, Living a Feminist Life I walked across my apartment floor, for the first time in 4 months without pain, and it was glorious. My legs sill wobbly from disuse and wheelchair-fatigue, I felt like …