it’s been a while

It’s been almost a month since I’ve written anything. Like usual, I’ve decided to start writing instead of doing the pile of work I have before me. As some of you may know, I’ve been taking a break from social media. I no longer have instagram on my phone (just through Easter), and I have…

resolutions

This morning, I had planned on going to one of my tried and true study spots. At the last second, I changed my mind and ended up at a rustic bakery and cafe. As it started to rain, I noticed I was the youngest person there. The place was filled with older people enjoying their morning…

seattle, wa.

It’s 2018 folks, and I had the wonderful opportunity to ring in the new year up north this year! I spent the last week outside of Seattle with my good friend Kimmie and her family so I thought I would share our adventures with you all. Our first day was spent at the Tacoma Glass…

looking back

When I was thinking about the upcoming year, I initially wanted to write and share bucket list with you all. I just wanted to look ahead to the future. I didn’t want to look at all the mess of this past year. This past year was an utter mess; it was filled with the highest…

soundtrack of a soul

I’ve been a bit of funk the past few weeks. Maybe it was just finals, or maybe it’s grief. Either way, I thought I would share with y’all some songs that fit the funk. I’ve shared some of these before but they still seemed fitting. Let It Matter by Johnnyswim The Age of Worry by…

how to survive finals week: winter edition

It’s the most stressful time of the year! And yes that was supposed to be read to the tune of a popular Christmas carol. I feel like winter finals are a beast all their own with the stress of the holiday season also looming over our heads. My problem this semester seems to be a…

blow us all away

I wasn’t planning on writing about this experience, but when the fifth person asked me today how it was and I still had no words, I knew I had to try and write it all down. If you know me, you know I’m not the type of person to “fangirl” over anything really. I do…

’tis the season

CHRISTMAS!!! THE SNOWS COMING DOWN… oh wait, not it’s not…because California. It has always been pretty difficult for me to get in the Christmas spirit. Maybe it’s partly because decorating was always seemed like a chore growing up, or (more likely) it’s because all the classic Christmas songs are about snow or love or whatever…

mid-week encouragement

It’s hump day friends, and with midterms this week and Thanksgiving right around the corner, today has been hella difficult. I went to Peet’s earlier in an attempt to study for my big, cumulative Hebrew quiz but, for a good twenty minutes I fell into a endless pinterest black-hole of encouraging quotes. Yes, I definitely…

vitamin sea

Have you ever had that moment where you are having the absolute worst day, and an acquaintance (or even a friend) asks how you’re doing, and it takes every fiber of strength to not burst into tears? You see, I had that moment. I was walking down the main street on campus, and I was so…

staple wardrobe pieces

Fun Fact: younger Tori’s favorite TV shows included Project Runway and What Not to Wear. Unfortunately, being a full time student doesn’t leave time (or money for that matter) to be all that stylish all the time. I often find myself wearing the same pair of jeans with a t-shirt everyday. I want to start having…

honesty

We’ve hit the halfway point here at Point Loma. This semester has been a whirlwind of teaching myself calculus so I can do chemistry, listening to eleven minute Bob Dylan songs, and questioning whether or not this life is real or just a dream because Descartes. It’s been a challenging semester in more ways than…