I have developed a deep and passionate relationship with tomato soup this year. Seriously. This may sound kind of ridiculous, but tomato soup has made me feel better countless times throughout this school year. There is something so fantastically comforting about tomato soup. I know soup can’t save the world, but sometimes something as simple as a bowl of tomato soup makes me feel like I can conquer anything.
I have never really thought of myself as a talented person. When people think of “talent,” they often equate it to fame. People will list figures like Einstein, The Beatles and Audrey Hepburn. Because of this skewed perspective of talent we have all come to adopt, I have forgotten to appreciate all that I can do.
I used to think that repeating affirmations was a really cheesy thing to do. I’ve changed my mind, and you should, too. Let me tell you something I think you need to hear. I’ve been having a lot of trouble with thinking that everyone hates me. I think that the more consumed we are by social media in our technology- based pandemic world, the more insecure we become about ourselves. For me, this transition has been somewhat detrimen- tal, since I’ve always been insecure about myself, with or without the inclusion of social media.
Obviously, I think keepsakes are important; I wouldn’t have written an article every week about them if I didn't believe in their significance. However, as cliché as this may sound, I’m also here to remind you to live in the moment.
I think it’s safe to say that everyone is feeling a little more than burnout this week. We’re just over halfway done with the term. The world is starting to feel warm and sunny again. We’re all itching to escape to the outside and run away from our priorities. I’m finding it hard to even wash my dishes at this point. Everything seems to take three times as long as it should.
a big deal in my family. We wholeheartedly prefer movies over TV shows. We do everything in our power to make our living room feel like a movie theater, including making popcorn. As a side note, if you have never put nutritional yeast on your popcorn, please do yourself a favor and try it. Nutritional yeast is a Matthews' fan-favorite.