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I’m not confused, I’m just not paying attention. Editor & creator of Mental Health Day

And why you should go pick them up too

Any English major can tell you they are a convincing bullshitter. I took dozens of literature courses for my degree and was assigned even more books to read. Did I read any of these books? Some, yes but most, no. Did I graduate with a decent GPA and write papers and give presentations on these books I didn’t read? Yes, yes I did. And so did many of my classmates and colleagues.

I was talking to a friend the other night and she asked for some book suggestions. She’s been getting really into fiction lately, whereas most of what I…


Will it improve my mental health, or act as a burden?

I have somehow found myself on bullet journaling Tik Tok. Half of the videos on my For You Page are people creating beautiful journal spreads and calendars. Their planners are immaculate. Their handwriting is exquisite. Their consistency is mind blowing.

I don’t have those skills by a long shot. I’ve been a consistent nail biter since I was five years old, I’ve never had a solid sleep schedule, and, as a rule, I don’t keep a planner. However, I’ve been inspired by these Tik Tok creators who craft beautiful calendar pages and keep track of their daily habits. …


A lot of criticism is being thrown around; here’s what it’s all about

While it is arguably the most popular sandbox game on the market today, The Sims 4 has a lot problems. The game is riddled with bugs, has issues loading different features (including traveling between worlds), and many players believe it pales in comparison to previous editions of The Sims franchise.

Personally, I love The Sims 4. I love building and creating different Sims and getting to try out different challenges. I recognize the criticism that the game gets, but I don’t always see eye-to-eye with the critics. However, there are three main complaints that most Simmers can agree on.

Packs are incomplete upon release

With…


I feel more like me at twenty-five than ever before

I’ve been feeling kind of down for…well, the last year. It’s been a rough one on all of us, but those of us with mental illnesses and/or who are neuro-divergent have been regressing in many ways. I have definitely felt an increase in my social anxiety and have a very hard time leaving the house (although part of that right now is due to the trillions of cicadas across Maryland).

I was advised by my therapist as well as many articles and videos across social media to start prioritizing self care. Self care of course looks different for everyone. …


Here’s how I’m feeling after giving this immersive exercise experience a try

I just turned 25 years old and I have never enjoyed exercise. In fact, I’d be willing to say that I hate exercising. I’ve never found anything that has stuck. There was my brief stint in kickboxing, but that was incredibly expensive and I couldn’t justify paying for it.

For my birthday this year, my wonderful husband bought us Ring Fit Adventure for our Nintendo Switch. The interactive adventure game is also a high-intensity workout. There are over a hundred levels that offer exercises like yoga, jogging, squats, and more.

There’s several different options for gaming and for working out…


The new Sims 4 Game Pack gives players a new career that will make Sims’ dream homes a reality!

If assembling themed rooms, perfecting the art of lighting in a house, and finding the perfect furniture for your room brings you joy, then Sims 4 is for you! Sims 4 continues to deliver creative and engaging items and this new pack is no different.


I thought the CDC was on my side in this one

This week, the CDC announced that fully vaccinated people no longer have to wear masks in public settings, indoors and outdoors. Additionally, Maryland governor Larry Hogan announced that he was lifting the statewide mask mandate in public settings starting on May 15th.

Yeah, no thanks.

I am very lucky and got my second dose of the Moderna vaccine on May 4th, which means that I am considered fully vaccinated, and my husband has been fully vaccinated for about a month now.. However, I am still going to be wearing a mask.

Already I’ve been seeing tweets and Tik Toks from…


I shouldn’t have wasted my time

As an English major, I was an avid reader growing up. Right up until I was sixteen or seventeen years old, you could always find me with a book in hand, in purse, in car; everywhere.

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve lost the desire to read constantly. I believe part of that is due to the fact that I read so many books throughout my time at university. I was forced to read for a grade, and therefore didn’t want to read anymore.

Of course there were some books that I loved, but many that were not worth it. …


It’s a little bit of a roller coaster if we’re being honest

Sometimes people ask me “how do you get your ideas?” Just the other day I was texting with a friend who asked me where I come up with all of the articles I write and send her.

It took me a second to think of an answer. I truly didn’t know, and I still don’t.

“Sometimes I will read something that another creator wrote and it’ll inspire an idea for me,” I ended up telling her. It’s not an untrue answer but it’s far more complicated than that.

Often times I’ll wake up in the middle of the night and…


And what you can do about it

I am a firm believer that everyone can benefit from therapy. However, not everyone likes therapy. Maybe you’ve had a bad experience with therapy, maybe you had a bad therapist, maybe you’ve never tried it before. But those of us that are in therapy join for a myriad of reasons.

In my instance, I started seeing a therapist because I was having panic attacks and suicidal ideation when I was living in the dorms at my university. …

M. R. Clark

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