Photo Friday #37

To me, rain brings a sense of calm. It forces me to relax and to take a step back, all of which I need desperately. I now appreciate the tin-roof sound it makes against the window and the grayness it brings with it.

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Sydney KimComment
Photo Friday #36

This shows that natural beauty and human industrialization can coexist if the effort is made. And this goes for other conflicting entities as well. We are one month into college and for new students like me, campus and classes can be both daunting and exciting at the same time.

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Nidhi TigadiComment
Photo Friday #35

“I just don’t have time!” It is a thought that crosses almost every college student’s mind regularly. I hope you all can find something that makes you stop and appreciate the good in your lives.

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Liz HoornstraComment
Photo Friday #31

My favorite thing about mid-summer is the robust storm clouds that command the sky. The clouds are so great, so full, that they seem like they would be substantial enough to stand on without falling. Sometimes, I turn to the sky at dusk and imagine what it would be like to live in the clouds, allowing me to be briefly untethered from the weight of my terrestrial existence.

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Photo Friday #27

I’ve learned to have a greater appreciation of ‘moments’, of instances that are pleasantly unplanned, unexpected, and magical. ‘Moments’ are rare and pure occurrences of unaltered life; ‘moments’ are not staged. A ‘moment’ is often a happy accident, much like this view from an early morning hike, and is a reminder to appreciate what is right in front of you and to be present in the present.

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Photo Friday #26

When life gets too chaotic and I feel overwhelmed by school work, managing my social life, figuring out my future, and keeping my mental and physical health under control, I simply take a step back and treat myself with something simple and easy. Today was a hot cocoa day.

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Jennie WangComment
Photo Friday #21

Many times I have been asked by my therapist what might be ways to help relieve stress or take my mind away from obsessive thoughts. For me, this question seems easy to dismiss, yet I always struggle to come up with an answer. In truth, it’s one of the most meaningful questions I’ve been asked.

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