• Lifestyle

    Thoughts on Minimalism

    I have been hesitant to write this post. For whatever reason, I haven’t been able to put the words together to describe how I feel about minimalism. Minimalism has become more well-known in the past year because of a Netflix documentary and an abundant amount of minimalists and minimalism ideas on social media. I was never one to have a bunch of stuff I don’t need. I have always valued my happiness and quality of life over material possessions. My parents taught me and my sister to not hold onto things and we regularly donated possessions to charity. I always thought minimalism was referring to white and gray interior design, almost like…

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    What I Have Learned From Being a Caregiver 

    I have been a personal aid for about 6 months. Whenever I tell someone what my job is they always reply with: “I really respect people like you.” or “It takes a special kind of person to do something like that”. I assist a woman with disabilities. I help her with basic activities of daily living. It’s not always easy and it’s not always fun. Sometimes I’m quick to get pessimistic and frustrated, but this experience has taught me a few things. Not all disabilities are physical. I was technically hired to assist this woman because of her various health problems. Sometimes it’s hard to pick up on mental and…

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    Finding New Inspiration

    Exhausted, fed-up, and barely functioning. Recently, I have experienced a low-point. I am not saying I’m depressed because I am far from it. People go through ups and downs and it’s perfectly normal, but lately it’s been hard for me to get excited about basically anything. Constantly switching between class and work has definitely taken a toll on me. Anything outside of school and work seems like a chore even if it is a social event. While I am not completely out of this funk–finding new hobbies, and analyzing my attitude has improved my drive a great deal. Changing your attitude is easier said than done and it is something…