The New Show 'Shrill' On Hulu Speaks Levels To Me

The New Hulu Show 'Shrill' Is All Too Real For Me But It's Also Amazing

If you haven't seen this show don't walk, run to go watch it now!


Alright y'all please go watch this show. It's funny and cute and sad and oh so true all at the same time. Props to Hulu because they did an outstanding job with this series. This show spoke to me on so many levels it is insane.

For basically my whole life I've been bigger. Obviously, now that I'm working out and watching what I eat I'm losing weight and inches month by month. Even after I lose the weight I want to lose, I will still have a fuller figure and I'm OK with that. I think I was just naturally born with a bigger frame and curves. I will always have them.

Watching this show was honestly like watching my life unfold before my eyes. In the show, Aidy Bryant's character, Annie, is a fun loving, smart and funny young woman. She struggles with seeing her self-worth so despite not seeing her self-worth she dates and sleeps with men who don't treat her right. Hello, Palmer, you went through that phase 3 years ago.

In the show, she is not trying to change her body but she is trying to change her life. Her progression shows her becoming more confident than ever and that speaks levels to me. Now that I am finally becoming the confident women I always wanted to be, I binged the whole show in 24 hours (oops, not sorry). Seriously though, If you've ever been remotely having thoughts like this or you just need a reminder that you're beautiful in every way and you're smart and funny and awesome go binge this series!

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On June 22nd I Celebrated My 22nd

*Insert cliche Taylor Swift song "22"*


It's about time I turn 22. I've been told that after your 21st birthday, the years begin to fly past you in a blur. I don't know if I agree, but I can definitely say that I don't feel 22. Sometimes I look around at all the people who are freshmen in college, or juniors in high school, and I begin to reminisce about when I was their age. One thing getting older does do is make you a skeptical, cynical person.

I've thought a lot about my birthday as another day that I get to eat cake because let's face it, I'm not really here for anything else, except maybe a shot. I remember celebrating my birthday when I was younger was much different from what it turned into after I turned 20. Back in the day, I would celebrate my birthday with a pool party. Pizza, chips, cake, and soda. A few balloons and candles and that was it. I'd only invite my closest friends and we'd have so much fun.

I miss that kind of birthday. The kind you pick out an outfit for days prior, the kind you get so excited for and can't sleep, the kind that makes you feel special. It doesn't feel like that anymore. What it feels like now is, "welp, there goes another year." This line is also applicable to New Year's Eve, but we'll cross that bridge six months from now.

My birthday is pretty uneventful. It feels like the spark is gone, the excitement is gone. I wish I could feel happy that I'm turning 22, but I also know that it's just a reality that we all get older and things like birthdays begin to feel strange. You're faced to realize that you're supposed to have gained another year of experience and intelligence in the aspects of life, but it's almost like you feel the same.

It's safe to say that this has been a bit of an existential-crisis-themed birthday, but I'm just a little scared of getting older. I think we all reach a point where you realize you aren't invincible anymore. It's time to see what's in store for the future, what your career goals are, where you plan to move to after graduation, how to eat better, and how to feel like you've reached your full potential. It's a bittersweet moment in my life, but I'm ready to see what's next.

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Poetry On Odyssey: The Light That Is Manhattan

A poem about anticipation.


Almost there.

The subway station is cold and narrow

But the staircase is just ahead.

No more corners, maps, or the like,

Just the light at the top of the stairs.

They say this city is filled with dreams.

Desires that may not even exist yet.

Dreams that have yet to be achieved,

or so the glow in front of me says.

The wonder builds as the ambiguous light at the top of the

Subway station stairs get brighter.

These steps are a two way street of

Excitement up

Fulfillment down.

May this light soon turn into

Roaring streets

Calm corners

Tranquil parks, and

dreams obtained.

The bright light I see in front of me is the glow of the city.

32 steps and I'm home.

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