That morning, every light was green. Even this sign couldn’t alleviate the anxiety building up inside me. The butterflies had found their home in my stomach and I thought they would never leave. I got lost trying to find parking and it wasn’t until the next week that I realized there were parking lots all [...]

You’re an art major? Draw me something!

Being a fine arts major can be one of the hardest things to do. While many people think that it’s a continuation of the art classes they had in elementary school, nothing could be further from the truth. There are an unfortunate amount of misconceptions about art students and I’d like to take some time [...]

The Darkness

Like many people, including a growing number of adults, I suffer from depression. Most would never know, as I am a very happy person most of the time. I do not allow it to take as great of a hold on me anymore, a valuable skill I learned with age. I’m not going to try [...]


How can I thank you for reading my blog? How can I thank you for being so kind, so gentle while I shared my heart? There was of course, the fear that my writing about Mark wouldn’t be received well. It seems that was irrational, since so many of you reached out, shared the blog [...]


Death is a harsh thing to deal with. No matter your age, race, gender, or status in life~at one point or another, death touches us all. How we deal with death is often one of the most difficult challenges we face. Making it even harder, being a student who has recently lost someone can be [...]

In Memory of Mark

On September 9, Mark Trojan passed away. The go-to guy in the ADIM Department of the Essex Campus and beloved VP of the Dundalk CWA Local 2111, he left some big shoes to fill. Death is never easy and we all grieve differently. I’m a notoriously sensitive person with a tendency to work through my [...]

Moving On

With the summer having drawn to a close, many of last years graduates are headed off to their 4 year schools. The excitement of new things to come is coupled with a bittersweet feeling of leaving. Among those off to new adventures is my friend Xavier. I became friends with Xavier after getting to know [...]