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The past year and a half has been long, strange, and lonely. However, as the months have passed, I’ve found that I–and many of the other people in my life–have begun to revel in the loneliness.

I remember talking on the phone with my mom at the beginning of the summer as more people were getting vaccinated, and cities began to reopen fully.

“Is it bad that I almost don’t want life to go back to normal?” I remember her asking me. I replied that I felt the same way.

It seems odd–to go through a year and a half…


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I’ll be the first to admit that the title of this article sounds a bit cynical. It kind of is. However, I like to think that I’ve learned a couple things over the years in my relationships (at least I hope I have…otherwise, would someone tell me what I’ve been doing this entire time?)

I think that this is around the time that I should let you all know I’m going through a breakup right now, so I’m feeling a bit cynical in general. …


Journaling is a challenging hobby. Oftentimes, it takes a lot of patience and even a lot of courage. It forces me to sit down, stop moving, and acknowledge all of the feelings that I have to push aside throughout the day.

Last week, I was sitting on Zoom listening to my professor speak. I couldn’t stop my mind from wandering to all of the things I had to do that week and all of the things that were happening in my life. My mind was filled to the brim with thoughts.

Does anyone else know that feeling? The feeling where…


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It’s common knowledge that a large part of physical wellbeing has to do with exercise. The stronger we are, the better we feel. But what does exercise really entail? Does it mean going to the gym? Biking outdoors? Or swimming in Lake Michigan?

Exercise doesn’t have to mean a long, arduous trip to the gym. I despised going to the gym and being watched by other people for the longest time. But, I had to find something that would allow me to be in touch with my body. That’s why I started doing yoga.

Yoga is a physical practice that…

Grace Ingram

I’m Grace, a college student studying English and Journalism at Loyola University Chicago. I’m passionate about writing, reading, and my cat Leia.

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