March 26th My face is allergic to basically everything under the sun. In the last two years, I’ve been acne-free for maybe a total of 10 days. My mom told me about BeautyCounter — a company with a list of 1500 common chemicals found in makeups, face washes, etc. that they refuse to use in […]

I’ve always loved wearing the golden anchor. The meaning behind the badge and love in the sisterhood is reason enough to want to crash any Delta Gamma event as an alumna. I was thrilled when asked to run the photo booth at Gamma Upsilon, Delta Gamma’s Winter Formal. I loved seeing my sisters and continuing […]

To quote Rihanna, “work, work, work, work, work, work.” That’s what I plan to do… minus all the unnecessary twerking. I have four years of school down with two to go. These next years are the defining moments of the creation of my career. They are the years that will push me as a creator, […]

(This feature image is terrible. I designed it how high school Alyssa would have. Lol.)  I made a bucket list that right after high school graduation… which a few days shy of FOUR YEARS ago. It’s embarrassing. Okay, so not all of them are embarrassing, and I have made SOME progress. I do, however, feel like it is […]

A mom lets you have your cake and eat it, too. … Then she cleans up the mess. A mom fills a home with love. (Puppies = Love) From day one, a mom puts her children’s needs first and takes no days off. A mom shares the best qualities with her children. A mom teaches […]

Shout out to my significant other. I’ve been extremely busy these last few weeks, and Jared has been more than understanding. Our house is a wreck. My laundry is in two big piles. I can’t remember the last time I brushed my hair. But, Jared still loves me. And I love him. We’ve been (mainly […]

While I should be studying for a marketing test at 8 a.m. tomorrow, I am instead in a euphoric state. My hard work has paid off. My last four years of pure confusion, stress and jokes about being a housewife have ended. You can call me Alyssa Johnson, Graphic Designer. Last week I cried a […]

For the last four years I have stood in a circle, maybe 8 times, after a Monday night sorority chapter meeting, had the lights turned off when a small flame began to burn. This was the sign of a candle passing. Explaining a candle passing is hard. Basically, when a sorority girl gets engaged she […]

I want to focus on the positive. I want to surround myself with people who do the same. Recently, I don’t know if I have been doing that… and I know this pattern. It is almost as if I am suffering from a great deal of deja vu. I find my path being lit by […]

As I flipped through the pages, and found myself nauseous with nostalgia of a time when I masked sincere emotions with blue eyeliner and avoided social contact behind the viewfinder of my DSLR camera, I did it. I felt lost for the words of strength that swarmed my mind day-in and day-out. I felt myself […]

It’s 8:40 a.m., and society has already offended a large group of women. Nothing new. However, it is not very often that I find myself wanting to respond to the hate in the world, because I feel like my voice will just be lost in the sea of chatter. Today is different. When I logged […]

Let’s not make New Year resolutions for 2016, OK? I am so tired of listening to people say, “2015 was not my year. I want to (insert resolution here) in 2016 and have the best year ever.” Don’t get me wrong, I do believe that the only way to become a better person and reach […]

When I first met Jared, I had absolutely no idea what kind of influence he would have on my life; let alone, what kind of influence his family would have. For the last 39 months spent getting to know the family is like another level of learning about Jared. To summarize, his family makes me […]

For those of you who who are either Gen X-ers or older, birthdays are a big deal on social media. No, not just Facebook. We (people younger than you) stopped using Facebook because it became filled with old people (you) who only share videos of abused animals or the recipes for one-pot meals that consist […]