Grades have always been important to me. I started taking college classes at the age of 15, and (finally) had my first summer off from classes just this past year. 144 credit hours later, I have a bachelor’s degree, and am two semesters shy of my second one. In my time at college, I have earned 35 A’s, 8 B’s, and 1 C. And I can tell you without a shred of doubt, that that one C taught me more than my 35 A’s and 8 B’s. Without further ado, here’s the tale of a princess sitting in her kingdom without a care in the world, only to become a damsel in distress. (Don’t worry, the story has a happy ending. And it’s also not that dramatic.)
I have been wanting to write this post for a long time now, but I never really felt that push to write it…until now. Recently, I came across a girl’s blog. I noticed straight away how similar we were: both southern, both blondes, both attending SEC universities, and both come from good families. Then I read it. The most striking similarity of all. My stomach dropped and my throat locked up. Because we are both survivors of an abusive relationship.
In all honesty, I’ve never really given safe rooms much thought. However, after all of the pure hatred I’ve seen from people surrounding this election, I can safely say (no pun intended) that on this Thanksgiving holiday, I’m eternally thankful for the safe rooms in my life.
The Chicago Cubs’ World Series win over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday marked a historical moment for the franchise. But it also marked a terrifying realization: We are now officially in the offseason. That’s right, we’ve entered that time of year again. No college baseball, no minor league baseball, and no major league baseball. No sounds of a ball cracking against a bat, no 7th inning stretch, and no ballpark food. Scary right? But no worries! I came up with a list of five things to keep you busy (or somewhat sane) during the offseason.