Evolving Emotions: Anticipation

Looking ahead to the summer and Fall 2023 semester is intimidating but exciting! Don’t forget to live in the moment, learn all you can, and try to have fun in the process!

The best is yet to come. -Frank Sinatra
Pleasure is found first in anticipation, later in memory. -Gustave Flaubert
Vorfreude (n.) the joyful, intense anticipation that comes from imagining future pleasures. -Matilda Tornquist

Evolving Emotions: Trust

Trust is pivotally important in relationships and in life. Cherish and protect it in yourself, and be cautious of others.

Trust your gut! If something feels not-quite-right, it probably isn’t.
This is good advice. However, I’ve also heard the opposite. People show you who they are. Sometimes we choose to stay blind to what’s right in front of us.















Trust the process! We are always growing and evolving. As long as you keep going, you’ll get there. 🙂

Evolving Emotions: Love

So much of the art put out into the world is about art. But what can it tell us?

I found this quote to be absolutely beautiful. It’s a tragedy to be singed and scarred. It’s another to wonder if things could’ve been different if given another chance.
PLEASE DON’T SETTLE! That’s all I’m going to say on that one. :^)



















You make up one half of a relationship and should therefore be equally valued within it. Your opinions, ideas, knowledge, and consent matter. If they are reluctant to hear it or act with intentional disregard, that isn’t love.

Evolving Emotions: Anger

Thoughts on Anger

“Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.” -Buddha











“Anger is sadness that had nowhere to go for a very long time.” -TheMindsJournal










“Don’t be angry with people who don’t have the capacity to change.” -IHearts143Quotes

Evolving Emotions: Surprise

Whether you regard it as a blessing or a curse, life is unpredictable! Anything can happen so you might as well enjoy the ride!
I’m certain you’ve heard some variation of this: The one for you will arrive when you least expect it. If it is said enough, perhaps there is truth to it?

Life will always be filled to the brim with unexpected possibilities. Fighting the current won’t do you good, so go with the flow!







Virus, pandemic, protests, riots, a “new normal,” masks, return, renewal, election, politics, war, shootings, abortion, cont.

Evolving Emotions: Fear

Imposter syndrome, overthinking, and self-sabotage are among the many struggles faced by all people. When possible, take the leap and believe that you can. You are capable but must convince yourself of it for anything to be attempted and achieved.


This is the final installment of “Fear.” The topics of self-sabotage, calming reminders, and a touch of motivation are vitally important to discuss, especially in an academic context. I hope that you stay determined and chase what you want in life. You deserve it!





We’ve all been there: Hyperventilating in a corner or utterly hysterical over circumstances out of our hands. Just remember, you have lungs. So, take in some air, find some steady ground, and tread onward.
Is there a thought, goal, or dream cowering in the recesses of your mind collecting fictional dust? Perhaps taking it from the shadows and pursuing it without fear of unpleasant outcomes may be better than clogging your head with dust bunnies?