COVID: The lasting impact
The impact of COVID-19 is wide-reaching. From the social impact many college-students have felt to the lasting mental impact; COVID-19 has made its presence felt. COVID has been difficult. I have gotten better at not stressing as much about the little things or about the unknown. You could say that I’m getting better at going…
COVID: What is there to be worried about?
At the beginning of COVID, my mental health began to take a toll. COVID created a lot of life changes from my study abroad trip being canceled, moving home from college, and learning to work an environment where both of my parents and I were forced to share a small space for work, college, and…
COVID: The social side
I remember being told we had an extended spring break. Naturally, we were all so excited! I mean, we were in Florida. What better place to be “stuck” for spring break? It was not long after the first announcement that we got told we had to leave the tournament we were playing in. Looking back,…
College Student’s Mental Health & COVID: A mini series
Through a series of posts, I want to share the experiences those who have felt the effects of the Coronavirus in a unique way. Join me, as I learn about the impact COVID-19 has had on our beloved college-students and how we can learn from their experiences.
“Fall” into Self-love
October has always been a big month. For the past four consecutive Octobers I have either ran a half marathon, ran a full marathon, or taken a trip somewhere. Last week my fit friend and I celebrated our two-year anniversary of running the Mankato marathon. WOW. Two years. What seems like yesterday and forever ago…
Sticking it Out
Every morning, rain or shine, blizzard or polar vortex weather, Hector wakes up around six. He starts his day by climbing into my bed, nudging me with his wet nose, and snuggling against me. Hector proceeds to wake up by yawning and stretching next to me. And on occasion, he will sneeze all over my…
Mamba, Thank you.
I have been thinking about this post for a long time (ironically enough, for 24 days exactly). While I do not expect to post anything you probably have not already read, I want to contribute to the conversation about Kobe and Gigi. As a disclaimer, I am not discounting the tragedy in any way by…
Miles of Awareness
As some of you may know, I have been fundraising for Suicide Awareness and Prevention initiatives. While this might just seem like an excuse to talk more about how I run, I swear it is something more. Suicide is something that has impacted us all in one way or another. Some of us have lost…
Athletes in the “Real” World
Do you remember in high school when your teachers and parents would encourage you to join extracurriculars or find a part-time job to “prepare you for the real world”? Or if you attended post-secondary school, you might have had a professor who encouraged you to get work experience. The same professor may have helped you…