HOW TO SAY NO

Saturday, September 30, 2017


I came home one afternoon--how funny that I call it home now--and collapsed on my bed, exhausted. At that point, I’d been going pretty hard for a week and a half. The thing about the beginning of college is that there are so many things to do that you can’t help but feel pressured to do all of them, but there are so many of them that you physically can't.

TIME TO LIVE [college vlog]

Sunday, September 24, 2017


This past week, I gave myself permission to stop thinking about the future and to just live in the moment.

CAUGHT IN THE NARRATIVE

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


I’m not homesick yet, but I know I will be, and that’s when the fairytale will end.

THE COUNTDOWN DAY SEVENTEEN | I DON'T HAVE A VIDEO

Sunday, September 17, 2017

I don't have a video.

I filmed one, but I wasn't able to edit it in time.

So yeah. I don't have a video.

Also, I move in today. So that's cool. Thanks for sticking with me through this entire countdown. I can't believe we're finally here.

Yay!

THE COUNTDOWN DAY SIXTEEN | HERE WE ARE

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Snagging a moment of time to sit down and write this. Currently combatting a headache, but I can deal with headaches; it's migraines I can't stand. I know I'm going to forget something, but I hope it'll be something inconsequential, and not stupidly enormous, like shampoo. I've already packed my shampoo.

Tomorrow's the day!

THE COUNTDOWN DAY FIFTEEN | THAT TIME I WROTE FOR THE REBELUTION

Friday, September 15, 2017


Exciting news! My post “Why We Can’t Change the World” was published on The Rebelution :) Click HERE to check it out!

THE COUNTDOWN DAY FOURTEEN | THROW OUT THE JUNK

Thursday, September 14, 2017


I have three days until I move to San Diego, and my room is currently even more of a mess than it was before, but that’s okay. It’s okay, because I’m purging.

THE COUNTDOWN DAY THIRTEEN | RACHEL'S SUMMER RECAP

Wednesday, September 13, 2017


A few things I did this summer!


THE COUNTDOWN DAY TWELVE | MAGGIE STIEFVATER'S ADVICE ON WRITING

Tuesday, September 12, 2017


Maggie Stiefvater has some excellent writing advice. I spent quite some time on her site the other day, sifting through some of her posts. In fact, I liked them so much that I compiled a list of them on a Google Document for future perusal.

Here are some of my favorites:

THE COUNTDOWN DAY ELEVEN | A PEP TALK FOR MYSELF & A NOTE TO ALL THE HATERS

Monday, September 11, 2017


I had just flopped onto my bed when I realized that I still hadn’t written a blog post for tomorrow (or, rather, today, as it’s past two in the morning). I’d been up for hours trying to bang out some ideas for a novel o’ mine, and I had meant to write the post but then I didn’t until now.
Here is a pep talk for myself, with a note to all of the haters (of which there are few).

THE COUNTDOWN DAY TEN | GOD BLESS THIS CHAIR

Sunday, September 10, 2017


This post contains nothing deeper than a simple celebration of my new chair.

THE COUNTDOWN DAY NINE | ON IDEAS [con un video]

Saturday, September 9, 2017


I LOVE coming up with ideas.

THE COUNTDOWN DAY EIGHT | SOMETHING TO CHEER YOU UP

Friday, September 8, 2017


hi...


don’t forget to be happy.

THE COUNTDOWN DAY SEVEN | WHY I VLOG

Thursday, September 7, 2017


Vlogging, I’m told, has kind of a cringey connotation to it. And much of it is. I mean, I don’t want to watch a thirty-minute vlog of someone waking up, eating toast, going to the store, and watching TV. If I’m going to spend thirty minutes of my time watching something, it better be entertaining.

THE COUNTDOWN DAY SIX | WHY WE CAN'T CHANGE THE WORLD

Wednesday, September 6, 2017


We love feeling empowered.

THE COUNTDOWN DAY FIVE | THE PIZZA WARS

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

ABOUT THE COUNTDOWN
My brothers started school, and a lot of my friends have already begun college, but I go to a school that’s on the quarter system--which means I move in until September seventeenth. Because I have nothing to do, I decided to challenge myself to write and publish a blog post every single day, as well as come out with new videos every other day. It’s an avalanche of content that is most significant, for me, in the fact that I’m just trying to do it. I don’t really expect people to read it every single day or watch all the videos (although it’d be great if they do); I just want to work hard.

THE COUNTDOWN DAY FOUR | MY IDEAL BLOGGER PARTY

Monday, September 4, 2017


ABOUT THE COUNTDOWN
My brothers started school, and a lot of my friends have already begun college, but I go to a school that’s on the quarter system--which means I move in until September seventeenth. Because I have nothing to do, I decided to challenge myself to write and publish a blog post every single day, as well as come out with new videos every other day. It’s an avalanche of content that is most significant, for me, in the fact that I’m just trying to do it. I don’t really expect people to read it every single day or watch all the videos (although it’d be great if they do); I just want to work hard.

THE COUNTDOWN DAY THREE | CULTURE, CONSUMPTION, & CHRISTIANITY - CANDID CONVERSATIONS

Sunday, September 3, 2017


ABOUT THE COUNTDOWN
My brothers started school, and a lot of my friends have already begun college, but I go to a school that’s on the quarter system--which means I move in on September seventeenth. Because I have nothing to do, I decided to challenge myself to write and publish a blog post every single day, as well as come out with new videos every other day. It’s an avalanche of content that is most significant, for me, in the fact that I’m just trying to do it. I don’t really expect people to read it every single day or watch all the videos (although it’d be great if they do); I just want to work hard.

THE COUNTDOWN DAY TWO | FRESHMAN YEAR COLLEGE GOALS

Saturday, September 2, 2017


ABOUT THE COUNTDOWN
My brothers started school, and a lot of my friends have already begun college, but I go to a school that’s on the quarter system--which means I move in on September seventeenth. Because I have nothing to do, I decided to challenge myself to write and publish a blog post every single day, as well as come out with new videos every other day. It’s an avalanche of content that is most significant, for me, in the fact that I’m just trying to do it. I don’t really expect people to read it every single day or watch all the videos (although it’d be great if they do); I just want to work hard.

THE COUNTDOWN DAY ONE | ON "LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO" & SYMPATHIZING W/ TAYLOR SWIFT

Friday, September 1, 2017


ABOUT THE COUNTDOWN
My brothers started school this past Tuesday, and a lot of my friends have already begun college, but I go to a school that’s on the quarter system--which means I move in until September seventeenth, a whopping two and a half weeks from now. Because I have nothing to do, I decided to challenge myself to write and publish a blog post every single day, as well as come out with new videos every other day. It’s an avalanche of content that is most significant, for me, in the fact that I’m just trying to do it. I don’t really expect people to read it every single day or watch all the videos (although it’d be great if they do); I just want to work hard.

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