Student Diaries · Words

BA or Bust: Fall 2016 Semester Begins

This is the first, in what I hope to make a semi-regular series of posts about my experience in academia. I’m currently in my first semester of my English major courses at CSDUH.  If you’re curious as to  how it’s taken me so long to get here (I am 29, working on a BA, after… Continue reading BA or Bust: Fall 2016 Semester Begins

jackie's journal · Words

Farewell, Nanny Jackie: leaving my job of 4 years

Last week, my job of nearly 4 years ended.  I’ve been a nanny for roughly six years, and when I was hired on with the Moran family I knew it was going to be a great fit.  The girls, Ryan and Megan, were both in middle school when I was hired, and I remember being surprised… Continue reading Farewell, Nanny Jackie: leaving my job of 4 years

Musings · Words

Why I Celebrate International Womens Day

Why I celebrate ‪#‎internationalwomensday‬ : Because I live in a society which flaunts it’s acceptance of gender inequalities in my face. Because Kylie Jenner is idolized by more teen girls than Malala Yousafzai is. Because Facebook floods my feed with the hashtag, whilst turning a blind eye to the countless cases of sexual harassment passing… Continue reading Why I Celebrate International Womens Day

Books · Words

Book Talk: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

With the recent passing of great American novelist Harper Lee, I thought it appropriate to share my thoughts on her most recently published work: Go Set a Watchman.  Harper Lee was massively influential to me, as a young reader (To Kill a Mockingbird rocked my socks in ninth grade) and I am forever grateful for her storytelling.… Continue reading Book Talk: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee