1/7/2018, Open Letter

Hey all! Welcome back to my blog for another weekly open letter. As some of my readers might know, university started back up for me this past week! And boy, has it been an overwhelming start. I took a break from doing research for about a year, and I'm back in a lab to start …

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UBC Day #5 Post

Hi all! It's day 5 of the blogging challenge, and today I'm reflecting on how to deal when someone minimizes you or your abilities. This is something that every professional has been through at one point or another in their lives- again, it has to do with people feeling the need to push others down …

UBC Post #1- Finding Your Crowd

Hey everyone! In the month of January, I'm going to try to participate in the Ultimate Blog Challenge. I'd heard from other bloggers that participating in blog challenges was a great way to meet other bloggers, and I'm so glad I took their advice to try out this blog challenge! I've come across so many …

12/31, Open Letter

To my sweet readers, It's almost time to bid goodbye to 2017- we have less than 24 hours! I'm going to keep this final open letter for the year short and sweet. First of all, thank you all so much for supporting me and Handmade Hearts. This blog and the people that I've connected with …

Day 1 of Holiday Crafting Week!

Dear Readers, You don't know how long I've been waiting to do this, or how excited I am to be sharing this little project of mine with you all! Here is the first project that I tried on my holiday D.I.Y List- making adorable mugs and hot cocoa kits! These are most of the things …

12/17, Open Letter

Dear everyone, We officially half-way through the month, and less than two weeks away from the end of 2017! Two finals and a couple interviews later, I'm finally ready to start enjoying holiday break! The holidays this year are pretty lowkey for me- I'm back at home and don't have plans to go anywhere super …

“Diversity” is a bad word

The CDC banned words list is a Macro Micro-aggression against millions of people Before I start off this post, I want to say this: I don't care if you are conservative, or liberal, Republican or Democratic or an Independent Voter. It really does not matter to me. I've said several times before on this blog …

Let’s Be Honest

The Power (and awkwardness) about being completely honest What do you think life would be like if you were always completely honest? Like, if you were to go up to the barista that you think is so cute and tell him or her that you have a big, fat crush on them? That is why you …

Bloom

Hey everyone! I hope everyone is having a fantastic LAST WEEK of November!!! Can you believe how fast this year has gone by? Needless to say, so much has happened in 2017. This last week, I've been thinking about how much has happened for me this last year and starting to think about what goals I want …

The Importance of Forgiveness

So when you yell insults, you don't do it because you are a bad person or even because the person you are mad at is a bad person. You are trying to get your anger out, and yelling, angrily messaging and insulting are the quickest ways to try and get rid of that uncomfortable feeling of anger.