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My Unraveling (And How My Cat Put Me Back Together)

When I was growing up, I was known as the smart kid. The kid who got A’s in nearly every class. The kid who aced tests without studying. Sure, I’ve had my fair share of detentions for missed assignments, but I was always able to catch up before the end of the semester. I was like a crocheted blanket. Sure I had some skipped stitches and missteps, but overall, I […]

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Branch Out!

Freshman year was a weird one. I was the shy kid who did not do much but sit in his dorm room and watch TV and play video games. I met a few people on my dorm floor, but nobody really stuck. I would try to converse with different people in class, or at the dining halls but I just could not find that group of buddies that I wanted […]

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Find Your Drive

Coming into college I had no idea what I wanted to do, I bounced around a bit but more and more I kept finding that I was unable to find something that really inspired me.   For you math majors out their I’ll break my sophomore year down in terms you may understand better:  (Aimlessness + Freedom) - (going to class / not studying) x depression binge watching shows and […]

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The Circle Shrinks

Many people have told me that once you hit college your inner circle gets smaller. I didn’t believe them … how could it get smaller than it already was? Recently I’ve found they may have been correct. In the summer before my freshman year I had multiple groups that I regularly hung out with. Some were more of a shut in introverted type, one that consisted of party animals, and […]

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Shifting Gears

Shifting gears   I went from lugging 80lb wire spools up to the 4th floor of a new apartment complex, pale from inhaling wood shavings, to carrying a 5lb backpack and going to class in 68 degree air conditioning. The change has been drastic.    Back in the day:                                            […]

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What Dreams are Made of

One of my earliest childhood memories was watching The Lizzie McGuire Movie on Disney. I loved to imagine myself a little bit older, in Italy. I held onto that dream for years, until I found out that people can actually pay to learn while studying abroad, and I knew that dream can become a reality. I spent years saving up and figuring out a plan. I was going no matter […]

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Alone on Thanksgiving

It's Thanksgiving morning. I’m sitting alone in my four-bedroom apartment, not a soul in sight. Pretty sad, huh? Only 19 years old, already spending the holidays by myself 500 miles away from home. It’s okay though. I'm doing my best Thanksgiving impression, minus the family part. I’m still glued to the couch watching football. I do that every year, just ask my mom. I’m making myself a nice four-course meal […]

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Mask On, Mask Off

"It was the best of times and the worst of times." - Charles Dickens This perfectly describes my sophomore year experience at UNL.  I moved into the dorms as a freshman during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, excited for my first year of college and living on my own. However, the pandemic continued throughout the year and I lost motivation for school with online classes and minimal human […]

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