My Failed Attempt to Befriend Nick Viall

Emily and Nick - NOT BFF's

How I Made an Ass/Hero of Myself Trying to Befriend Nick Viall on Twitter If it actually looks like I’m standing next to Nick Viall in the photo above, I’m not. But yay me for having amazing Photoshop skills! Shout out to Nick who had the foresight to know I would need a pic of … Read more…

I Just Got Accepted to University of Illinois as a Computer Science Major!

Acceptance Letter to University of Illinois Springfield

I am over the moon about this but I am also at a major crossroads in my life. I applied for a scholarship that would have paid for my college education but I didn’t get it. I was a semi-finalist but semi-finalists get $0 for college. I am permanently disabled but I really want a … Read more…

How to Be a Force for Good

Girl with Star Wand

I considered naming this post “How to Be a Good Person” but I don’t believe there are good people and bad people any more than there are good bats and bad bats. The only thing that separates us from other species is our extraordinary capacity for compassion and our high level of self-awareness. If we … Read more…