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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

(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…

monday encouragement pt. 2

Suprise! It’s Monday again! Forgive me for my sass; even though it’s summer,  I know I’m feeling that Monday-slump. For those of you who don’t know, I’ve been working in an on-campus research lab this summer. One thing I’ve learned about research is things usually don’t work. You know your project is struggling when your…

kind words

If you haven’t already guessed from the title image of this post, in addition to sharing some of my favorite quotes this week, I’m going to explain my blog name. I’ve had a couple of friends ask me about it recently, and as I continue to put myself out here on the world-wide web I…

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…