Searching for a Rainbow

Bad News speaks in a loud, blaring manner. It stands confidently on every street corner blasting a continuous stream of negativity through a large megaphone. If Bad News were a person, they would be obnoxious and bumbling with no sense of manners and a problematic lack of proper timing.

Unfortunately, due to their demanding presence, Bad News often blocks out Good News.

Good News stands off politely to the side just quietly trying to get a word in every now and then.

Because of their actual possession of manners and a quiet inside voice, we can sometimes feel as if Good News is absent. But don’t worry. Though Good News is sometimes overshadowed by Bad, it is quiet, yet persistent with its message. If you look hard enough, it is always there consistently speaking and softly shining.

So this is your reminder that Good is still out there. Don’t let the Bad News make you think otherwise.

You just need to find the rainbow inside of the storm.

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Anything, But Certainly NOT Everything

This past weekend I traded in the busy city life for a peaceful summer at the beach. My days have quickly gone from car horns and crowds of people to ocean waves and swarms of seagulls.

Though I find sunrises here especially beautiful and the air to be much sweeter, my brain has yet to fall into time with the peaceful lull of the tides. Instead, it’s been a bit of a jittery mess. Perhaps, I haven’t given it quite enough time to fully grasp the fact that I’m on vacation, but I’ve decided to blame it on the fact that I’m just experiencing my “Stages of Summer” process.

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Balancing Act

“Life is all about balance. Today I’ll eat this funnel cake, tomorrow I’ll eat a salad. See? Balance,” I say while eyeing a hot fudge sundae and fries.

So maybe that isn’t exactly how it should work, but my bad food decisions aside, I really do think that life is just one big balancing act.

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It’s kind of like constantly having to monitor a playground see-saw. If you add too much to one side, then it won’t be long before the other side is sent flying up into the air. Then after that, the rest is up to gravity to see how long it’ll take to crash and burn to the ground.  It’s a constant struggle of keeping both sides equal, so that no one flies up and no one falls down and everyone is happy.

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College Life in a Big Old City

I was never really too keen on the idea of the “typical college experience”, so when it came to picking out my future home, choosing to go to school in a city just seemed like the logical thing to do. And luckily, it has turned out to be a perfect fit. Honestly, I knew from the second that I drove into the Philly skyline and “Philadelphia Freedom” came on the radio, that it was meant to be.

Now I will totally be the first to admit that I’m lacking a bit in the department of “street smarts” and “common sense”, but hey, here I am nine months later, and I’d say I’m doing pretty darn swell. Cities can definitely be intimidating, but they can also be wonderful and magical and exciting and the perfect places to live.

So here are seven of the reasons why going to a city school is great.

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May Tea Talk: Sunny Disposition

Hello!

I’m a day late for the May “Tea Talk”, but I thought I’d make it up to you by sharing some very helpful life advice: It’s impossible to be sad when wearing a bright yellow dress made of flowers and sunshine.

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Life Updates:

This past week, I’ve started to pack up my things into a seemingly endless amount of boxes and bags. It’s actually quite surprising how much stuff I’ve managed to fit into our tiny, little, concrete-walled room. It’s also quite surprising how much I’m actually going to miss this tiny, little, concrete-walled room.

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