Category Archives: Facing Challenges

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Food Insecurity

Have you ever worried that food would run out before you (or your family) had money to buy more? It’s possible that if you haven’t faced food insecurity, you know someone who has. That’s because food insecurity is a common problem that isn’t often talked…

Courage and Softball

Throughout the last few years of high school and middle school, I have always wanted to try out for the school softball team. As a child, it used to be my favorite sport and my Friday night recreational games were the highlight of my week…

Learning How to Write

Ever since I was little I hated writing. Grammar rules are a foreign concept to me, coming up with creative ideas was tedious, and making sure everything flowed consistently was one of the most difficult tasks. In 3rd grade, when we had writing activities I…

Starting the School Year Virtually

As a rising senior, this September should have included my last first day, senior night football games, and my last pep rally. Instead, my classmates and I will be spending the first three months of our senior year sitting at home in front of our…

The New Normal for a Waitress

During the first few months of the pandemic, all I wanted to do was go back to school, work, and do everything else that I used to participate in. However, in early June, I returned to my job as a waitress at a local diner,…