May: A month in review

May has most certainly been an exciting month. With most high school and younger finishing up for the summer, one cannot help but breathe in the excitement that is imbued within this time of year. However fun and exciting this time may be,it is also one of stress. People around my age ( high school) and up are feeling the impending doom that is finals. My school personally is smack dap in the middle of finals week as I am posting this.

First, a word of advice to those taking finals right now. Your grades do not define you and your outcome in high school does not dictate how you will succeed in life. Though, I do stress that you study hard and try your best. Frankly, that is all anyone could ever ask of you so if you don’t get a 4.0 ( like anyone really does anyway) don’t stress out too much about it as you will do fine in the end.

Now, about the month as a whole. May is all about the incoming warmth of summer. Sure Spring is most certainly warm but this summer warmth has a much different feel to it. May is all about transitioning from the new blossoms and heading into the fun and excitement that summer brings. May brings new relationships, friendships,and adventures; however, summer brings on a whole aura of excitement that allows those things to truly bloom.

In conclusion, use the incoming thrill of summer to get over the stress of May. Don’t become lazy, but use this newfound feeling to strengthen your resolve. Summer is all about spending time with the ones you love. I know I will be spending a lot of time with those close to me and help bring life to a new relationship I have been given. As they say

” flowers do not compete with other flowers, they just bloom” – Anonymous

love and hugs,

Julia C


April: A Month In Review

April is a month like any other. In my life, April is filled with Birthdays, sprinting towards summer, and finally sprinting towards finals. For our students ( such as me) April is a month where we do one of two things: One, study hard to keep our grades up before finals. Two, freak out because finals are coming. Personally, April is one of the most stressful months because of finals. Finals ( even in high school) stress kids out so completely that some of my friends were hospitalized because of their panic attacks leading to other health issues. As some advice, coming from someone who knows this all too well, treat everyone with respect and extra compassion this month because some of us are struggling.

On a more positive note, April is also a month of trying new things. Much like what I said in January; April is a time in which we can experience a rebirth in the changing of the seasons. When spring rolls around there’s always the usual spring cleaning and such. However in our house, we usually focus more on our personal lives. April is a time for branching out, much like the new trees adding new branches we too have to add new aspects of our lives. I recommend branching out within your social life. I am not exactly the most social person and I really wish that I was. I always regretted not changing more when I came into High School to be the social butterfly that I wish I was. So this spring, I am making new friends and building relationships to lead to the fun summer nights.


Spring is all about change. This is why I believe like always, we should really examine ourselves and branch out of our comfort zones to try new and exciting things!


Until next time, stay classy interwebs,

Julia C