Uncertain times and self deprecation: time to blog?

I used to be a pretty hopeful person. Always dreaming of something better, always taking steps to get there. It was easy when I was younger. I could compartmentalize the bad stuff and focus on the good. I could sleep at night. Now, being thrust into adulthood, I’m finding it harder and harder to keep…

Summer Vacation: An Ode to Peace

Summer vacation. Need I say more. I would say it’s the most wonderful time of the year personally, but I’m a Grinch when it comes to Christmas. I love the sun, sand, heat, bodies of water, and outdoors. All around, I think it’s a very relaxing season. That is, before I became a university student,…

Aman’s Kitchen Antics: Sweet & Simple

I love cooking and recently have been having a segment on my instagram stories (@amanmonkey) called “Aman’s Kitchen Antics” or “AKA”. I’ve decided to post my student friendly budget meals on here for a more permanent medium. Cooking helps me unwind and alleviates my anxiety. I love experimenting and creating good, wholesome food that is…

Thank you, next: A Letter to Past Friends

Thank you, next to all my past friends. Some taught me fun, some taught me rebellion, some showed me kindness, some showed me care, some showed me what it’s like to have someone always be there, and all taught me that people move on and things change Personally, being an only child, friends hold a…

Top 10 Coping Mechanisms for When My Anxiety Is Too Much

For the past week and half (roughly), my anxiety has been through the roof. There’s no one pinpoint of the source, it’s been a culmination of things. To be honest, this is the busiest I’ve been in awhile and I know it will just get busier and busier. I guess I’m writing this to really…

Boots: The Cat That Came to Be…and Broke His Hip

What would we name him? I was stuck on a human name like Frank or Gus. Matt suggested Boots. I said no. We named him Boots. I ended up loving the name. Everyone loves the name. First, for a kitten it’s fitting as in Puss in Boots. Second, he has four little white boots on his…

Gus: The Cat That Never Was

About two months ago we almost got a kitten. He was light grey with green eyes, fluffy fur and short little ears and small whiskers. The shelter had called him Goyle. After one visit, we named him Gus.  We were too late to adopt him that day because the shelter was closing. “Come back at…