Five Things I Irrevocably Love

Hey all, Happy Monday! It is the first week in October…and we’re finally at Columbus Day Weekend! How many cups of coffee did it take to get YOU through the week?  It’s a good thing I don’t drink coffee anymore….I’m not sure how my body would survive if I did.

This weeks listicle is actually an assignment from one of the classes I am a Teachers’ Assistant in. Today I’m gonna do a simple list of five things I really love.

I LOVE…

1. Fried Clams!!

I am a Boston girl, what did you expect?

2. My Friends

No, I don’t love fried clams more than my friends, so oddly this should probably be listed as #1…

3. Basketball.

Ever since I stepped into my high school’s gym and shot my first free throw, it stuck with me. I better get to #4 before I go on a rant about how love the Warriors…

4. THE WARRIORS!

Okay, I have this under control, I’ve got this… Steph Curry is AWESOME!!! THE NBA ROCKS PEOPLE- GO, FIGHT WIN!

5. The Ocean

I love taking trips to the beach, even though I haven’t been down to the shore in a while.

 

I haven’t had much time to write about topics I actually want to write about, but I’m gonna keep posting as much as I can. Hopefully, I can get some politically debatable topics in here eventually!

XOXO Always,

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Here’s My Top 3 Moments from High School

High school has been one of the best times of my life. The friends I made will forever impact me, and remind me of what amazing dreams we started to create. I loved nearly every moment… I’ll be honest- there were times where I wished for something else then- and got caught up in the idea. High school was the impossible combination; oh-so simple, and impossibly stressful. Basketball games were rushes of excitement I lived for, and the classes I took were bundles of nerves set on wondering if I’d get into college. But the little memories in between are the ones that really matter. These ones mean the most to me:

  1. The first shot I made in a basketball game:  

I started playing basketball my junior year. At first, I wanted to quit. Thankfully, the team kept my spirits high. They told me not to give up- and I am so glad I didn’t. The next two years would be led by practices, drills, and improving our skills. Ironically, my first ‘official’ basket didn’t actually occur until the pre-season tournament senior year. I was so pumped to get to the school I forgot my glasses at home. The coach called me to sub in, and I couldn’t say no; so I took a knee and got in the game. A few minutes in, a teammate passed me the ball. I heard Katie on the other side, but I took the chance and shot the ball. Everything had seemed to move in slow motion. My heart was pounding, and my stomach dropped. I didn’t think I would make it…until I heard the swoosh. Everyone cheered, I couldn’t wipe the smile off of my face. I stayed in the game for a few more moments, and played my hardest. I can’t forget how everything seemed just right in that moment…the feeling was an indescribable kind of amazing.

Side note: I was missing my glasses for the entirety of that game. My dad finally brought my glasses during the break before the fourth quarter… I really should get contacts.

2. All The Moments I Spent With My Friends

I transferred to my beloved high school at the start of junior year. I was determined to make it the best year that I could- that was a promise I succeeded in keeping. I met my four best friends that year. We all played basketball, and spent some pretty amazing times together. From running to get Chinese food in a rainstorm, and the sleepovers on New Years and parties…I’ll always love my high school buddies- We had some pretty damn good times that we’ll never forget.

3. Graduation:

It marked freedom of different kinds; not only the freedom of where we wanted to travel, and make a career of in the world, but the ability to choose what we wanted to learn. We could choose college, or choose to go off into the world, and learn some valuable lessons outside the classroom. We were hopeful and ready for the future, and were ready to find out about ourselves. I had always fantasized about that one moment where I received my diploma, but when they called my name, and I stepped boldly across the stage, I couldn’t think about anything else but that moment altogether. I felt like everything was falling into place, and it would. Everything was perfect.

High School was great, and I have so many amazing memories to hold onto, but now I am in college. I can find ways to improve as a person, and live my life to the fullest. These memories I hold onto will last a lifetime, and prepare me to accomplish anything I can dream of.

Love always,

Molly Catherine ❤

Why I Don’t Want to Stay Out of Politics

Hey all! Happy Saturday (more like early Sunday morning!)

I wanted to share some of my opinions on the one dreaded topic that no one wants to actually discuss: Politics. Don’t worry, I won’t debate you too much; at least not right now!

People obviously don’t like to argue with their friends, and because we are all unique individuals, we have our own set of opinions on the world. We don’t necessarily agree with people we know, and sometimes even our families. I find spending time with people who have different opinions and views really amazing because I can see another person’s perspective. Sometime last semester, I was sitting with a group of friends and someone brought up the topic of abortions.

Calm yourselves, I know it seems like a cringe worthy subject involving shouting and a disastrous lunch room fight, but that is exactly the opposite of what happened. They shared their sides on why they supported being Pro Life, and I made my case on why I was Pro Life. I do admit I got a little too passionate at a point. (“Molly, lower your voice, this isn’t the Iowa Caucus!”) Pardon my terrible pun- but still! I love how I can discuss matters like abortion rights, the environment, and international conflicts with people I respect.
I may not agree with everyone, but my friends are people that I know are good people, and ones that are hard-working individuals. I do respect them as people, so respect their

When we had to head to class, we said, “Alright, later!” And it wasn’t like our debate just didn’t happen. It didn’t affect us in a negative way, though. It was so good to talk like that- Not only was I glad to see my friends, be friends with different people, but I was also glad to be motivated by them. We feel and think certain things? We can do something about it.

I don’t want to hide, or stay silent. Being opinionated is more important than ever today! So we can advocate for what we want, and need. As people, a country, and a society. Do better, and be better- be our best. We can have a career in politics if we want, or a field where we can make a difference.

Where we can change the things we care about. What are some political matters you feel strongly about? Comment below!

Love always,

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Here’s Three of My BIGGEST Pet Peeves…

Happy Saturday all!

This past week has been a bit stressful, especially because I had my summer mid-term to take. I personally hate tests, and just the idea of having to take one gets on my nerves. I thought this would be a fun article to write about, so here’s a listicle (my new favorite word!) of a few things that annoy me:

 

  1. Calling the bank:

FOR REAL.  I hate, and despise dialing up the support line with a fiery passion. I’m sure you all can relate- being placed on hold while customer support figures out why your ATM card is malfunctioning is one of the most annoying things in the world.

Also, there’s been more than one occasion when I haven’t been the most pleasant person on the other end of the call… “What do you mean I’m locked out of my debit account? I’m not traveling! I f****ing live in Massachusetts!”

2. When a Restaurant Doesn’t Deliver:

You know that feeling when you’re just really craving a burrito? (Or insert favorite food here.) You want Chipotle- no- you need Chipotle. It is a necessary good in the world- it’s…heaven.

And then you remember. You are a poor college student without a car.  Eh, maybe next week…

3. PEAS.

I don’t even know why this is true for me- but I have always had a personal vendetta against this poor excuse for a vegetable. Really, tomatoes should take their place….nonetheless, they keep putting peas in my Ramen, so I think I’ll write a strongly worded letter to the ramen company. Or I’ll keep slowly picking them out of the bowl of noodles. Ew….

Yeah, there’s plenty more, and I’m one stubborn person- so I’ll leave it to you to decide which is the worst.

What are your biggest pet peeves?

Leave a comment or send me a message, and be sure to give my blog a follow!
 

Love always,

Molly Catherine ❤

(PS. NOT TO THE PEAS!)

My Fall 2018 Bucket List!

Hey, all! Happy Sunday!

It’s the beginning of the week- which means I’m in full power and ready to go! On Friday, I finished a five page essay for a Summer class I’m taking. Assigned for American Poetry, I analyzed The Hollow Men, which is a brilliant poem by T.S. Elliot. Writing and dissecting his work was grueling, and intense, but worth it in the end! So here’s a fun article I wrote on my bucket list for this upcoming season.

  1. Spend a Day in a City I haven’t been visited yet
  2. Try a new drink (I’m rooting for a Manhattan..)
  3. Visit the Beach (Seriously, my campus is 20 minutes away from the shore!)
  4. Spend more time with my friends
  5. Do seven brave things
  6. Meet new people
  7. Ride on a motorcycle
  8. Keep of at least GPA of 3.5
  9. Write about something extraordinary
  10.  Finish my memoir (I’m almost there- I’ve got 40 pages!)
  11. Take a Law or Politics class (I signed up for International Relations!)

If anyone has any suggestions, feel free to message me- I also will link my instagram account. Pardon the pun:

_poppinmollyyy_

DM or message me if you have ideas for new articles!

Love always,

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My Fall 2018 Bucket List!

Hey, all! Happy Sunday!

It’s the beginning of the week- which means I’m in full power and ready to go! On Friday, I finished a five page essay for a Summer class I’m taking. Assigned for American Poetry, I analyzed The Hollow Men, which is a brilliant poem by T.S. Elliot. Writing and dissecting his work was grueling, and intense, but worth it in the end! So here’s a fun article I wrote on my bucket list for this upcoming season.

  1. Spend a Day in a City I haven’t been visited yet
  2. Try a new drink (I’m rooting for a Manhattan..)
  3. Visit the Beach (Seriously, my campus is 20 minutes away from the shore!)
  4. Spend more time with my friends
  5. Do seven brave things
  6. Meet new people
  7. Ride on a motorcycle
  8. Keep of at least GPA of 3.5
  9. Write about something extraordinary
  10.  Finish my memoir (I’m almost there- I’ve got 40 pages!)
  11. Take a Law or Politics class (I signed up for International Relations!)

If anyone has any suggestions, feel free to message me- I also will link my instagram account. Pardon the pun:

_poppinmollyyy_

DM or message me if you have ideas for new articles!

Love always,

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