My First Night of College, Not Like The Movies

https://youtu.be/f4ugCMfyhC8 In today's video, I recall my first night of college and the embarrassing way I introduced myself to my dorm floor. I moved away to college for the first time in the fall of 2014. The university I attended offered to move in students the day before the official move-in date if for some reason …

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DEALING WITH POST-GRADUATION BLUES | SELF-LOVE SUNDAY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lyl8OjHk0_A Self-Love Sunday is a day to chat about positivity, self-acceptance, growth and self-love. In today's video, I discuss the feeling of "post-graduation blues" which is an emotional lull and a feeling of directionlessness following major life changes. I then deliver practical advice to attack it. My last three-and-a-half years were dominated by a five-class …

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Journalism, A Worthless Degree?

Your father says a degree in journalism promises a less secure future than degrees in STEM. Your mother thinks an art degree will keep you safe from the dangerous assignments journalists undertake. This 2012 article by Forbes comments on a report by Career Cast that lists journalism as the fifth worst job, above oil riggers …

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The College Essay I Would Write Now

I wrote my college essay the spring of my junior year of high school. My college advisor took one look at my first draft and told me to write something else. My first draft was about my anorexia and depression. More specifically, it was about the dehumanizing recovery process in the hospital. I described being …

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Strength in Numbers: How it feels to be 19

In this series, "How it feels to be..." I interview humans at different ages and stages of life. In this episode, I interview my 19-year-old sister about how it feels to be Alexa Morin. We are sitting across one another with puzzle pieces laid out on the table before us. Alexa is wearing a white …

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College Series: Done with Dorm Life

This past Wednesday marked my last day of the traditional college experience. On Wednesday afternoon I took my last final of the 2017 Spring semester, packed up my dorm, and drove off campus for the last time this year. As I left, I left behind some of the independence that comes with being a young …

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