The Lifelong Search for Joy (Not Happiness)

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For a lot of teenagers, there’s nothing they want more than a shiny new car for their 16th birthday. Or at least, a shiny new piece of plastic that allows them to legally drive. Me on the other hand? I wanted absolutely nothing to do with driving—I loved the company of my parents as chauffeurs, and I never felt embarrassed by their presence. Most of all, I feared the power and responsibility of maneuvering a very expensive toy on the roads (especially with all the inattentive drivers who spend more time looking at their phones than their rearview mirrors). One of the first times I drove with my mom on a permit to obtain the required hours, my left leg twitched uncontrollably—and a lot. It felt numb by the time I made it to my destination! That’s how scared I felt.

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How D’Orsay Flats Can Be Your Secret Weapon as a Short Girl

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I’m only 5’5”, which isn’t horrible, but when compared to a tall family of 6-feet-and-up it seems pretty bad. And I always think my legs in particular look super short. So what is a short girl to do to look taller? Wearing heels all the time is completely unrealistic, not to mention, uncomfortable and bad for your feet. That’s why d’orsay flats are your next best option. 🙂 Continue reading

Say No to Senioritis

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If you’re a senior in high school (or even college, for that matter), you’ve probably been battling a lack of motivation for the last few months—the dreaded senioritis. I get it, I feel it too. Even if you’re not a senior, it can be really hard as a student to find the motivation and focus to push through the last bit of the school year before entering summer break. I admit to having senioritis; I don’t want to do any of my homework and would rather add extra stress by procrastinating to the period before an assignment is do. Unfortunately, there’s not a whole lot I can tell myself to change my mindset, and there’s even less I can tell you to help get you back on track. But I do know this: senioritis comes from the monotony of doing the same thing over and over again each day. High school just gets old after doing it for four years. So while I may not be able to help you stay interested in keeping your grades up, I do have some fun ideas for breaking that tediousness and helping you enjoy your final time as a high schooler. Continue reading