tgc’s guide to new year’s eve

When we are young, New Year’s Eve is more of a challenge than a celebration. We understand that we are meant to feel some kind of excitement, because we see the adults around us feeling it. However when the time comes, we never actually see the ball drop because our bodies won’t let us stay up past our internal 8 p.m. bedtimes. So we fall asleep on the couch in our pajamas, and angrily listen to stories about the ball drop the next morning. Continue reading


the ultimately awesome but completely clichéd Christmas bucket list

Christmas is the most wonderful time of year, just ask anyone. The holiday season has a tendency to make people the happiest they have been all year, just for the hell of it. I mean, all you have to do is stand next to a Santa statue or under some Christmas lights, and the next thing you know you’re hugging your neighbor and singing “I Wish You A Merry Christmas” at the top of your lungs. It’s contagious. And now that I’ve got this abundance of Christmas spirit, I’ve decided to put it to good use. Continue reading

the writer’s block club

For seven straight days, I was broken. Before you freak out and start leaving me frantic “ARE YOU OKAY?!!!!” comments, know it wasn’t the conventional kind of broken.

Since I have returned home from college for Christmas break, I haven’t written a thing. And worse than that? I haven’t taken any pictures. SEE? BROKEN! At first, I chalked it up to laziness. Then, it was a general need to de-stress after a hectic last two weeks of papers and finals. But alas, I have come to a new conclusion. Continue reading

in the blink of an eye

In my opinion, Thanksgiving is the forgotten middle child of holidays. Still reeling from Halloween, you get whisked away for a couple days to return back home to family and friends. But forget relaxing. No instead, you are filled with stress and anxiety over the upcoming work (assignments and finals in my case) due once you get back. Before you know it, the holiday is gone and you are right back to the daily grind. But while it’s there, Thanksgiving is magical. No matter what your family situation is, you can’t help but smile because you will inevitably be surrounded by people who you love. Continue reading