Category Archives: Facing Challenges

Frustrated

Patience vs. Self-Control

Patience is a virtue! Unfortunately, some people lack that virtue. Personally, I have a limited amount of patience. Like most people, I don’t like to be judged unfairly and I hate it when people depend on me to do things that they can do themselves,…

Bored

Battling Boredom

Are you bored? Tired of doing the same old thing? February can sometimes be a gloomy month. The weather isn’t always the best and Valentine’s Day makes a lot of people cringe, so could it hurt if you tried to spice up your routine? I…

Angry woman on phone

Man of The House?!

Today I received a phone call from one of those annoying telemarketers. When I said hello, the first thing the man on the other end asked me was… “Can I speak to the man of the house?” I think this one of the worst things someone can…

Expectations

Whether we like it or not, people will have expectations of us for our entire lives. As children we don’t pay attention to these expectations, and for the most part we don’t care if we meet any of them or not. As a teen or…

Credit Card Debt

Credit Cards & Personal Debt

I remember how excited I was when I turned 18 and got offered my first credit card. My family always told me to not get one because they thought I was too young to have debt. I didn’t listen. I ignored their advice because I…

What I Wish My Parents Knew

What Do You Wish Your Parents Knew?

There are a lot of topics I feel uncomfortable talking to my parents about. Whether it’s about drinking, doing drugs, going through puberty, peer pressure, sexual orientation, sexual activity, or just normal teenage issues in general, it can be very awkward to talk to your parents….

Girls Talking

Trust Issues

Do you have any trust issues related to your family, friends, or a significant other? If you answered yes, it’s okay. Trust doesn’t just happen – it must be earned. However, even when it exists, it can sometimes be broken. Just remember it’s not the…

Being Bullied

About Bullying…

Unfortunately, bullying seems to be a part of growing up. In a sad way, it almost seems like a natural evolutionary instinct for some people. It’s like they need to be mean to make themselves feel better. People who bully others are sad individuals, and…

Carrying Books

AP Classes

Hey guys, are any of you HS juniors that are nervous about taking Advance Placement (“AP”) classes in high school? If you are, it’s totally fine because it just so happens that I’m in the process of preparing to take AP classes during my senior year…