A Sticky Situation

Preface: This is a piece I wrote this semester that I thought was really funny. You might hate it -- I don't care, I'll still think it's funny. by Scout Petersen During my first-period physics class at Westside High School, my nostrils started to tingle. I made a few clockwise circles with my nose, hoping … Continue reading A Sticky Situation

why hostels are the BEST places to stay while traveling

After traveling on my own, I’ve learned that hotels actually blow chunks and hostels are where it’s at. That extra “s” is life changing. If you’d classify your lifestyle as hoity-toity, I would not advise you to stay in a hostel. They will not meet your needs, but they sure as hell exceed mine.

David Sedaris Remake

My most recent assignment in my Poetry 220 class was to pick an author or poem we particularly enjoy and attempt to recreate their piece. If you really know me, you'd be well aware that I'm obsessed with David Sedaris. If you haven't heard of him, plz keep reading because you will learn to love … Continue reading David Sedaris Remake

workouts for weaklings

Your WCW pays top dollar for an hour long workout class, shows up, and then does bare minimum in the back corner. It's me. I'm your WCW. I can practically hear the yoga mats fishtail across the gym floor as several perky middle aged women gladly assert their superiority in their strut toward the mirror. … Continue reading workouts for weaklings

be kind to your mind

In honor of World Mental Health Day, here are 6 ways to practice good mental health for yourself and others. 🙂 wash your sheets You & a clean bed. Name a better duo, I dare you. There's truly no better feeling than going to sleep in a warm and freshly made bed. A good nights … Continue reading be kind to your mind

wtf is a preset

I hate to be the one to break this to you guys but VSCO is a dying app. A fallen soldier, as one may say. Pouring one out for my first real editing app. RIP. Before you send me hate mail let me explain. VSCO is great. It's like the gateway drugs of editing apps. … Continue reading wtf is a preset

rock me like a hurricane

Anyone attending a college on the southern east coast knows the in's and out's of a hurricane, far too well. I'm 3 for 3 on evacuations, or "hurrications", as they're much better known on campus. An excuse to go visit your friends at other schools while a hurricane and it's impending doom force you to … Continue reading rock me like a hurricane

Best personality quizzes

"Do you enjoy being the center of attention?" Disagree, slightly disagree, neutral, slightly agree, agree. Well I can't say that I agree because that would make me sound full of myself, and while I am, I'm going to pretend like I'm not. Disagreeing would be a fat lie and in order for this BuzzFeed 7 … Continue reading Best personality quizzes

Spontaneity

spontaneity. that's what my blog posts are starting to feel like. For anyone who follows me on social media you likely know that I spent 6 weeks this summer in Australia. Studying and traveling abroad was amazing and I could go on for days telling you about all the adventures I had and insanely cool … Continue reading Spontaneity

Short Story #2

  Hair Cuts Helen looked over at the sleeping stranger. He was definitely drunk enough earlier in the night that he wouldn’t suspect her slipping a few sleeping pills in his drink, none of them ever did. She leaned over and tugged off a few strands of his hair. She couldn’t just cut off a … Continue reading Short Story #2

2nd arrow optional

There's a buddhist quote that goes, "any time we suffer misfortune, two arrows fly our way." The arrows are the emotional pain we feel inside, and they come in two waves. The first arrow is the initial pain we feel when something hurts us. I'll give you an example, say you drunk text your EX … Continue reading 2nd arrow optional

proposing a purpose

Tumblr is a social media that is seriously under appreciated. That website is full of poetic assholes that I want to be friends with. The other day I came across a quote that really hit home, and I wanted to share it with those of you who haven't yet discovered it via the internet. Sadly … Continue reading proposing a purpose

The College Dropout

Okay mom before you get scared of that title, I'm not dropping out. But I can't say that I haven't thought about it on numerous occasions. When I was in high school I remember hearing all of those ~scandalous~ rumors along the lines of, "did you hear so and so's brother dropped out of school?!" … Continue reading The College Dropout

social vulnerability

When you live in a dorm, or in an apartment, finding time and a space to cry is hard. That sounds ridiculous, but being able to cry and not having to explain yourself is the best. I'm not embarrassed to admit that I, without a doubt, need an hour to myself every single day. And … Continue reading social vulnerability