Why I Write

Why I Write

With all the stresses in the world, I found my sanctuary.

With the semester almost over (thank goodness), I’ve been reflecting on the past couple months. Being a full-time college student, planning a wedding, trying to maintain a social life, and somewhere in the mix sleeping, you could say I’m pretty busy. In the middle of the semester, I took on this writing job as well, as if I needed ANOTHER thing to do. Honestly, it’s one of the best choices I’ve ever made.

My dream someday is to teach some sort of creative writing class and write novels on the side. Writing has always been an underlying passion of mine that I’ve never really taken up until now. I’ve always wanted to write but told myself I was never good enough and that I should do something else. For some reason though, the writing bug bit me this semester and it’s pretty much all I can think about. Whether it’s a new article topic that I want to write or a novel idea, I’m constantly thinking of writing.

So, I finally gave into the urge. I don’t write nearly as much as I want to, due to my demanding schedule, but I write as often as I can. Writing gives me a sense of accomplishment that nothing else does. I feel like myself when I write. I’m able to express myself in a way that I never thought was possible. There is nothing better than being inspired and writing about it. One night I was trying to figure out what to write about, since deadline day was soon approaching, and BAM—an idea popped into my head. I quickly pulled up a blank Word document and the next thing I knew, I filled up a page!! I was so excited and wanted to tell someone that I wrote something, but it was 3 a.m. so I had a mini dance party by myself.

Unfortunately, there’s this thing called “Writer’s Block." I will stare at a Word document for HOURS and I will think of nothing to write about. It’s the worst feeling in the world! I’ve learned to set the piece (or the lack thereof) aside and clear my head. An idea will eventually come and the magic of writing takes over again.

Yes, I’m very busy and stressed most of the time, but I write to relieve that stress. I write to fulfill my dream. I write to become better. And most importantly, I write because I love it. The moral of the story is to do what you love. If it’s math, do it! If teaching is your dream, do it! No matter what people tell you, you should do what you love. There is nothing more fulfilling than that.

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Hygge What is it?

A term you’ve probably seen plastered over countless Pinterest boards and featured in this New Yorker article, “hygge, (pronounced hoo-guh) is a Danish term used to explain the feeling of contentment, well-being, and coziness. Though it has no true English translation, it’s gained massive popularity over the past few years.

Winter is the most hygge time of the year. This concept is all about the warm and fuzzy side of life: cozy slippers, roaring fireplaces, and soft blankets. But it’s so much more than that. It can be found in a cup of tea, while sitting with loved ones, or inside the crackling of a candle wick.

Adding warmth to your life is simpler than you think. I wrote this hygge-inspired article for an introduction to sprucing up your bedroom. If you want to make any space a bit cozier and content, add fuzzy pillows, soft rugs, softly dimmed string lights, and a couple of close friends (or your pet!).

Most importantly, hygge focuses on the present. Today, we’re drowning under a siege of notifications and it seems that our surrounding technology is inescapable. “But what about my followers?” Uhh, do you remember your real friends? As much as our lives do center around technology, we’re doing nothing but good when we take a break from technology. Put down the phone, power down your laptop, and enter the present. Curl up with a good book by the fire. Go to dinner with your family. Have a tech-free game night. Little things throughout the day can make you feel more connected without feeling like you NEED your phone.

This warm and fuzzy concept isn’t new, but platforms like Pinterest and Facebook have made it more accessible to the masses.

With so many holistic concepts like natural medicine and clean eating entering the mainstream, it’s no wonder that this Danish concept has gained so much popularity. It’s almost as is society is reverting back to a simpler time, which in my opinion, can do nothing but good.

Hygge helps us stay present, centered, and focused so that we can advance and better ourselves without forgetting the things that really matter. It’s so much more than blankets and lights.

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28 Things To Write About When You Don't Know What To Write About

Because writers block happens

So it's probably no surprise to anyone that sometimes a writer has no thoughts on what to write about. This week was one of those weeks for me. So this is what I came up with for this weeks article a nice list of things that can be written about when people aren't sure what to write about.

1. Your family

2. Your significant other

3. Why you love your major

4. Why you love your minor

5. Your best friend

6. Your ex-best friend

7. Your fur baby

8. A letter to the one that got away

9. A class that you love

10. A letter to the teacher/professor that changed your life.

11. Tattoo's

12. Your job

13. What you want your future to look like

14. Life lessons that your mom taught you

15. Your hate for the modern dating scene

16. Thoughts that you have going into a new semester

17. Thoughts you have as you're about to move into your first apartment

18. Student clubs

19. Why it's important to have an organized planner

20. Reasons to eat better

21. Thoughts that you have after getting a Fitbit

22. Pet peeves

23. Why you think your letter to Hogwarts is still coming

24. Your hate for men that aren't truthful from the start on what they want

25. Why it's important to have really good friends in your life.

26. Netflix shows worth binge-watching

27. Books worth reading

28. Thoughts on things happening in the world

Hopefully next time you or I have a hard time coming up with something to write about this list will help us even if we don't use something on this list maybe it will spark something else that you can write about.

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