Where We Are Now

October 31, 2012

Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

  I feel myself shake as I keep my hands steady on the pencil. My eyes stings as I hold back the tears with effort. I feel like I can't breathe, with every pant I give. My mind is blank and I have no idea what I am writing, until my dad comes in. "How ca...

Column: Make this year count

September 11, 2012

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My alarm clock went off. I looked over at the side table and realized this was the first time I’d woken up so early all summer. I was really tired; my mom had told me to go to sleep early last night but I was wide-awake until two in the morning. I slowly got out of bed and walked into the bathroom...

Personal Column: You are your biggest critic

April 24, 2012

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I just sat there in my room crying. It was another one of those nights that I felt worthless. I didn’t feel good enough. I didn’t feel like I belonged in this world. I am sure I share these feelings with more teenagers as well. I have self confidence issues from time to time as a teena...