College, Humor, University of Oklahoma

Senior Year: Myths vs. Realities

Myth: You're a senior so you obviously have your whole life planned out, including but not limited to: where you'll be working, who you're marrying, how many kids you'll have, etc. Reality: You're a senior, so getting out of bed is a humongous accomplishment. Everything after that is an added bonus. Myth: You'll be great… Continue reading Senior Year: Myths vs. Realities

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Advice, Body Image, Identity, Personal Growth, University of Oklahoma

Dear Younger Me

I know you probably won't want to read this. You would rather be doodling, taking a drive with nowhere to be to clear your head, or doing anything but taking advice from me. But if I could go back and give you some advice in hopes of making anything easier for you, it would be… Continue reading Dear Younger Me

Family & Relationships, Gymnastics, University of Oklahoma

My Team > Yours

Please pass the cheese platter, 'cause I'm coming at ya with a whole lot of w(h)ine. I am on the cusp of my senior year of college, and as much as I am being told my life is just beginning, it seems to feel more and more like a scene from Independence Day. I have… Continue reading My Team > Yours

Gymnastics, Humor, University of Oklahoma

Love/Hate Relationship: One Gymnast’s Search for A Dress

One of the worst things about being a gymnast is that it's never easy finding a dress! Or any clothes really. Seriously! I've got a big, fancy ball (AKA a gymnastics banquet) to attend this lovely evening so I need a pretty dress. We have a special gathering like this ever year. The "ball" itself is fun, but… Continue reading Love/Hate Relationship: One Gymnast’s Search for A Dress

College, Gymnastics, Identity, University of Oklahoma

Grieving the End of a Chapter

I couldn't really put my finger on it. I mean, it could have been a million things, but I couldn't pinpoint just one. My mind was preoccupied all day with a jumble of incoherent thoughts. And out of nowhere, I snapped. I cried...like a baby. Actually, more like Kate (AKA Leslie Mann) in the movie, The… Continue reading Grieving the End of a Chapter

College, Gymnastics, University of Oklahoma

MOMENTUM

The "momentum arrow" above is one of the drawings not only in my sketchbook, but on the shirt my team wore at nationals this past weekend as well! This weekend, we advanced to the 2015 NCAA Super Six for the fifth time in six years! It didn't quite go as we had hoped, but it was still an… Continue reading MOMENTUM