The Season of Lent

I can hardly believe that today already marks the Second Sunday of Lent. It seems like just yesterday it was Fat Tuesday and I was splurging on as much social media as possible.

Yes, I did give up social media for Lent. And here is my review so far:

Not having to worry about tweeting something funny or posting a picture to Instagram to get as many likes as possible has been really nice.

I had forgotten what it is like to really live in the real world and not have to worry about my image on social media.

Social media is the cause of so much drama, and it really degrades your self worth. I don’t care who you are, you can’t tell me that it doesn’t bother you when you don’t get as many likes as your friend or that you don’t have as many followers.

We begin to think that we are only as good as the number of likes we can get or the number of followers we can obtain.

This is so far from the truth, and not worrying about these things has simply opened my mind to more happiness and brought me back to reality.

This social media cleanse is making me realize that I am more than just a number. I am more than just a username. I am a real person. I have real feelings. I have my own life, and I don’t need to constantly be publishing it all over social media.

I finally feel as if I have started to live again.

Having battled depression for around two and a half years now, it is so nice not having to worry about whether or not I am the most popular on social media. I can focus on myself and my life and it has been the most amazing experience.

So, here is my advice to everyone:

Cleanse yourself from social media every once in awhile.

I guarantee you won’t regret it!

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Tis’ the Season for Scholarships

As a senior in high school, it seems as if the scholarships just continue to roll in.

At one time, I went home with a half-inch thick stack of scholarships to work on.

Now, scholarships may seem tedious and highly repetitive, but I have heard countless times…

“They are so worth it!”

“Fill them out!”

“Take your time and do them well because they could really save you money down the road.”

So of course, I am filling out countless scholarships.

I want to be an oncologist.

If you do not know, an oncologist is a doctor who specializes in cancer.

This will take years and years of schooling…around twelve years in total, so scholarships now will help save me from having as much lone debt in the future.

As I like to say,

Tis’ the Season for Scholarships!