Friends, this blog post is an exciting one! It’s been an entire year since the beginning of this blog, Studying Life with Gigi. And it has grown to a place I never could have imagined.
Welcome, future freshmen, or should I say first years, that have been scouring the internet, looking to find out what exactly they signed up for. Hello, I’m Gigi, and I will be giving you a report on what being a UVA student really means.
Faith isn't easy. Despite the perception of burying your head in the sand and believing what you want, this world won't let you. There are mass shootings, millions of immigrants and refugees, the deterioration of the earth due to climate change, political corruption, and more.
As a college student on summer break, I didn’t really have much planned to do or accomplish today. This morning I woke up, brushed my teeth, made a simple to do list, went to the gym for a 30-minute workout, and then came home, where I almost burnt my house down making breakfast.
This world is an interesting place. For all the time we have in the world, 24 hours every single day, we tend to fill it up pretty quickly. We go to school, work, hang out with friends, watch TV, and scroll social media. In the midst of all the things we have to do, we don’t ever stop the think we have a problem.
Take care of yourself. Try some of these daily habits for self-care.
I have been home for almost a month. I have gone into Manhattan a few times, but I’ve just been blogging, cleaning, and organizing all my belongings while I’m in New York City for the next three months. Last year, at this time, I was desperately looking forward to my final year of high school … Continue reading Reflection on my first year of college + Tips for freshmen year
Here I am again, after an unscheduled hiatus returning to the thing I love. You’d think that if I loved it so much, I’d have blog posts out daily, I’d be shouting my love for the blog on rooftops (or more likely, social media), I’d be utterly consumed by writing posts, creating graphics, all the … Continue reading Writer’s Block and Other Things
I think I’m exhausted. The constant culture to scroll, to watch has left me nothing but tired. I felt it on my winter break - I was in the best position to be relaxed, and yet I felt the opposite. Everyday I would wake up, another day off from classes and school and professors, yet … Continue reading Taking a Tech Break
I am lying down on my bed, typing this out. I have only just recently entered into my summer vacation, and after a year of school, all the hard questions have sort of come out of me. In the midst of the homework assignments, late nights, and club meetings to attend, I haven’t had time to really assess how I’m doing, the state of my being. This is an invitation for you to do the same.