Stop Telling Me Who To Become

July 24, 2014


I thought it would end in my senior year, but I was wrong. I was making casual conversation with a woman and she asked about post-grad plans. When I told her, she looked at me with disgust. You’re going to do what? I told her that I wanted to teach for a while then become […]

Posted in: Andrea Bazemore, College

How Binge Watching Law and Order Changed My Brain

July 20, 2014


Recently, I’ve been a little obsessed with crime television shows. It started when I was home for summer break with nothing to watch. I decided to view a section of Netflix I had never been interested in before.  Crime and Punishment Episode after episode, season after season, I watched criminals be arrested, prosecuted, and incarcerated. […]

Posted in: Andrea Bazemore, Film

The Positive Guide to Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

January 4, 2014


Every year, people make New Year’s resolution but fail. Why is it so hard to keep New Year’s resolutions? When we make resolutions, we are testing our stamina and willpower as a way to improve ourselves. Here are three tips to help you keep your New Year’s resolutions. When there’s a will, there’s a way. […]

Posted in: ChinLin

Lessons I Learned From a Drunk Driver

December 28, 2013


I’m not sure if he was drunk. There was no Breathalyzer test, no walk down a straight line, but I’m pretty sure driving down the wrong side of the road indicates some kind of intoxication. I was riding with my friend early in the morning after hanging out with my friends. We were both sober […]

Posted in: Andrea Bazemore, Health

Do Me a Favor, Have Family Meetings

December 23, 2013


Originally posted on Old View From The Sandbox:
Dealing with your entire family can be trying at times. The constant clashing of personalities inside the home along with external hardships is exhausting. That’s why it’s important to sit down with the family every once in a while and have a family meeting  What is it?…

Posted in: Quote of the Day

The Positive Guide to a Vacation-less Winter Break

December 22, 2013


It’s mid-December and you’re finally done with school. You leave college to return home. Meanwhile, you have a handful of friends who are going on vacation during the one-month-long winter break and you’re spending the entire break at home in the comfort of your bedroom (and your parents’ delicious food). What’s the problem? You have […]

Posted in: ChinLin, Travel

How to give “the talk” to your teen

October 14, 2013


Originally posted on Old View From The Sandbox:
  There’s lots of anxiety on how to give “the talk” to your teenager. Most parents fear that they will say the wrong things, others hope that schools will cover the subject matter so they won’t have to. As a parent, it is your responsibility to make…

Posted in: Quote of the Day