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…

soundtrack to my life pt. 3

Junior year is now in full swing, we just finished our first five day week, and I’m currently dead. Because I have negative two free time to actually write fun things for y’all to read, I just thought I would share what I’ve been listening to recently (okay, that’s a lie… I am working on…

(pre)monday encouragement pt. 3

It’s Sunday night. Tomorrow is the first Monday I actually have class. That makes Monday just a little more intimidating in my opinion. With that in mind, I thought some pre-monday encouragement (that will hopefully carry over into Monday aswell) was necessary. Get ready to be encouraged! Best, Tori.

say yes

Whelp, NSO (New Student Orientation for you non-Lomans) started Friday, and man, I thought I was ready for this year (and I am) but I am so not ready for this summer to be over! While helping 188 freshman move-in I realized, it’s not that I don’t want school to start (seriously studying is my…

dallas, tx.

This past week I had the great pleasure of visiting my dear friend Christiana. We had a blast exploring Texas and binge-watching How I Met Your Mother! I’m by no stretch of the imagination a travel blogger, but I did want to share with you all some pictures from my amazing trip.  But before we…

summer reading list

Yes, I know it’s late July which is pretty darn close to the end of summer, so you’re probably thinking, “What the heck Tori? Why didn’t you share this with us in MAY?” (Okay, well maybe you’re not thinking that, but that’s what I’m going to pretend you’re thinking, so just go with it.) As…