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I'm a California girl who wears her heart on her sleeve and always has her head in the clouds. I currently live in the Netherlands and am attending university at a small honors liberal arts college in the south. I have an artist's soul, a corny sense of humor, and a ravenous mind that hunts down the meaning of life everywhere I go. I love traveling, learning, questioning, experiencing, and am an anthropology and political science major who loves to write and make up stories about the absurdity of the world we live in. Like reading my posts? Please follow!

Not a Work of Art

“Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end”–Alex quoting John Lennon Happy December! Last time I wrote, I wasn’t in a good place. My control issues were controlling me, and nothing was going my way. All I wanted to do was throw in the towel, kiss Ireland goodbye,…

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Beauty & The Blues

In a melodramatic kind of way, you could say I’m going through my Blue Period. Usually when I’m going through harder times, it’s counterbalanced with something good in another part of my life to feed off of. But this is the first time where everything seems to have gone monochromatic, and I’m getting tired and frustrated…

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Cogito, ergo, sum

You’ve heard it everywhere: the story that you tell yourself, or the story that you tell others about yourself, greatly impacts how you view yourself, what you believe to be true about yourself. And you act on your beliefs. I think, therefore I am in this case has never been truer. And if we want…

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Above & Below Average

Yesterday I sat myself down to calculate my average weekly/monthly earnings from working in this cafe. I did it to include and exclude my tips. Additionally, I noticed on my payslip that I don’t think I earn enough to be taxed anything…my first indicator that I am below the Irish poverty level. I did some…

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