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…

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…

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…

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…

san diego eats

Food is good. Food in San Diego is particularly good. Try new things. And there you have it! Talk to you you guys next week!…… Okay, I’m joking…. but only slightly. If I’m being honest with y’all, I have had horrible writer’s block the past couple of weeks, but I also really just wanted to share…

soundtrack to my life pt. 2

Whelp, I’m twenty years old today. That’s right world, I’ve survived for two frickin’ decades. In commemoration of this vast accomplishment, I made a list of twenty songs that sort of sum up this past year (don’t take anything too literal though, some of these I just like a lot). So here you go! 20 Years…

making a new apartment a home

If you know me, you know that I really don’t like moving. That being said, it’s officially summer for me, which means moving…again. As a college student, I’m moving constantly. I often feel like I have no real place to call home because I dorm life basically equals a new room every six months. This…

how to survive finals week

Summer is only days away… unfortunately, those days contain some of the most challenging exams ever. I wouldn’t say I’m an expert on finals, but this is my fourth rodeo, so here are five tips for surviving FINALS WEEK: 1. Trust in all the hard work you’ve already put in. You worked hard to get where…