Getting Over the Initial Adjustment Period

We’ve all been there. Whether you’re attending a new school, starting a new job, or even adjusting to a major shift in your personal life- the beginning period typically sucks. Will the new people like me? Did I just make a huge mistake? What have I done? I’m pretty sure we’ve all asked ourselves these questions at one point or another. Even some of my fondest memories evolved from an initial rocky adjustment period. I look back at my time at San Diego Mesa College with rose-colored lenses, but I remember my first month there was rough! I was taking the bus, I wasn’t sure about two of my classes, and I barely knew anyone. A couple months later it felt just like home! It’s easy to lose sight of these things, but eventually we all adjust to what we consider a new norm. If you never quite adjust, it’s time to take it as a sign to move on from that situation completely! Well if you want my advice, here it is:  Continue reading

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Springtime!

Spring is finally here! The sun is starting to peak out from behind the clouds, the birds are beginning to chirp, and fragrant flowers are blooming everywhere. In many cultures, spring represents the idea of new beginnings and starting fresh. Just think about it- this is the time of year where we grow plants, start eating healthy, and follow in the footsteps of Piglet by partaking in spring cleaning. Here are a couple things I suggest you do to get you into the hopeful spirit of renewal and change. Continue reading