Author: Savannah Riese

GOING FROM “FAKE REAL LIFE” TO “REAL LIFE” – THE INNER MONOLOGUE OF AN ANXIOUS 21-YEAR-OLD

As graduation is right around the corner, most college seniors don’t have the proper words to describe how they feel. Terrified. Anxious. Excited. Ready. In denial. I would say I feel all of those things about graduating—about leaving the “fake real world” and entering the “real world.” Some days I feel only one of those emotions. Some days I feel all of them at the same time. Those are the most o...

NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS

I have always been someone who has planned ridiculously far ahead. And despite my ludicrous planning tendencies, my future never really seems to go the way I plan for it to go.   Sophomore year of high school I was already researching universities I thought I would want to go to. All of them were in Minnesota or New York and I was convinced I knew where I was going to end up.   The summer before m...

A NEW DEFINITION OF A “HOME BODY”

For as long as I can remember, being considered a “home body” always had a negative connotation attached to it. It meant you didn’t want to seek adventure. It meant you were closed off and lacking ambition. It meant you didn’t have a desire to learn about and experience other cultures. It meant you would be stuck in one place forever. I had always walked around in fear of becoming what I had origi...

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