Social Media Fast

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I never realized just how much a person depends on social media until I decided to challenge myself this past week. Anyone who knows me knows my phone is practically super glued to my hand. My entire life depends on my phone. No, I’m not being dramatic. It’s true and when I explain why, you might think yours does too. Of course, my obsession with social media can be a bit excessive, but that’s what this generation is; social media has become the portal key to connecting with the rest of the world. Without it, we wouldn’t be as advanced as we’ve become. I’m not talking about how the newest Instagram story update that comes with different fonts can cure cancer. I’m talking about networking. Continue reading “Social Media Fast”

Sprightly’s Guide to: Anxiety

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It’s Saturday night and you’re out with your friends, music’s blaring and people are surrounding you, you have a drink in your hand and you’re laughing with your friends but moments later, your mind trails off. Music becomes quieter as you feel the bass booming through your chest, your heart rate starts picking up speed, all while your face morphed into a concerned expression. Suddenly, worrisome thoughts come tumbling through your brain: your plans for tomorrow that were poorly planned, a project that’s due, and even thoughts about an embarrassing conversation you had the day before makes a special appearance. You’re in deep now and it appears that nobody has noticed your derailment but yourself. “1, 2, 3, breathe”, you say to yourself and just like that you’re back in the conversation, for now. Continue reading “Sprightly’s Guide to: Anxiety”