A Mental Prison

Please also read: re: A Mental Prison To the reader: I wrote the majority of this essay before I left the university after my Spring 2018 semester. I was asked my opinion on how the school could better address the existing and largely ignored stresses of being a student at Truman State University. However, as… Continue reading A Mental Prison

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A Broke Spring Break: The Finale

My final day in Chicago has taught me a lot. From sore feet to rumbling bellies, sometimes life is full of compromises. But that's not necessarily a bad thing -- I got as much out of my time in Chicago for myself as anyone else, if not more. It served as a reflective period as well as an eye-opening week. Take the initiative, experience the world.

A Broke Spring Break: Day 1

The first day of solo travel to Chicago was an interesting experience. From strange people riding the bus to spectacular sights, my first several hours in the great city of Chicago has me awe struck. Amazing architecture, a bustling city life, and so much to do for free has me hooked already. I wonder where the next several days will take me!

A Broke Spring Break: The Packing Process

Excited to go to Chicago over spring break alone, I show you just how simple packing for a trip really is. There's no need to bring everything you have in your home because most of it really isn't needed. Sacrificing convenience and comfort for experience is well worth it.