This World is an Unruly Garden, yet We Blossom Anyway.
(essentially, I have some faith in humanity)
Welcome to the blog, it is wonderful to meet you! My name is Jasmine and I am a counselor in-training. I have a hard time believing anyone wants to live an unhappy, miserable life. Unfortunately, due to circumstances outside of our control, our understanding of these events, and our own personal decisions we can struggle to live the lives of our dreams.
In psychological terms, I believe humans are inherently self-regulating. Consciously or without awareness, we naturally strive to experience homeostasis, or a sense of balance and security with our environments, with others, and within ourselves. Basically, we all want to grown and learn and live more satisfied lives.
I started this blog to share lessons I learned as a college student, and continue this blog to share mental health resources and my experiences as a graduate student. I hope you find at least one post to be beneficial, and either way, I want you to know that You Are Not Alone. Though I may not know you, I believe that you deserve to live your best life.
Personal Favorite Posts
- Moving On With My Life“You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened… or …
- How to Find Yourself in Your Twenties (20s)Life is short and it’s up to you to make it sweet. ~Sadie (Sarah Louise) Delany. First off, Happy Juneteenth. Second off, I did the …
- How to Deal with Haters: Social Media EditionBeing active on social media the past few days has taught me a lot of lessons about people.
- Unrealistic Standards“Compare where you are to where you want to be and you’ll get nowhere” ~ Sara Bareilles
- Life is Not a Fairy TaleI learned during high school that the expectations I had for myself, and for society as a whole, were unrealistic.
- Tohru Honda: My Role ModelThis list can go on for quite some time, but for now this post will focus on one of my fictional role models: Tohru Honda from Fruits Basket.
- A Post About Zora Neale HurstonBlack and African culture were seen as inferior, but as a Black woman herself she offered a differing perspective.
- Talking Myself Out of Buying a New Laptop for Grad School
- Why I Need a New Desk – Grad Student Rant
- Storytime: A Creepy Man Followed Me At the Park
- Methods to Reduce Your Social Media Usage
- Reflecting On My Time as a Postgraduate
- Life After College: The Career Horizon (Part 1)