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…