What am I when I’m no longer a student? #graduationfears

There will come a day in 2016 when I will no longer be able to use “student” as my go-to personal epithet. My Instagram bio currently begins by identifying myself as a “CSU English Lit & Spanish student,” and I often describe myself as a college student when I meet new people. I’m defined by what I study, but soon,… Continue reading What am I when I’m no longer a student? #graduationfears

On writing, motivation and seeking permission to create

This semester, I’ve been thinking a lot about why I write. My creative efforts have changed dramatically since I’ve been in college. I’m still a frequent journaler, but throughout my freshman year, I also wrote fiction and essays. I would read constantly, write enthusiastically and never tell anyone about any of it. And then during the summer before my sophomore year, I… Continue reading On writing, motivation and seeking permission to create

Notes on news editing: The one where I worry I’m not qualified to do my job

Allow me to begin this post with a disclaimer: I love my job in student media. I may be exhausted, but it’s the kind of exhaustion that fulfills me and allows me to curl up under a pile of blankets at the end of a (series of) long day(s) and think, this is what I’m supposed to be doing.… Continue reading Notes on news editing: The one where I worry I’m not qualified to do my job

Cliché “I only have a year until graduation” thoughts: A summary

Almost every day for the last few months, I’ve spent at least a few minutes consumed by thoughts of where I want to live after graduation. In the last year, I’ve been (literally) all over the place with ideas for the future: while studying abroad in Devonshire, England, I thought about moving to the UK to pursue a master’s… Continue reading Cliché “I only have a year until graduation” thoughts: A summary