Listicle of the Week!

 

5 Goals for This Semester:

https://theresilientgirl.com/2020/09/08/5-goals-for-this-semester/

 

Why Everyone Should Be Supporting Black Lives Matter Right Now:

https://theresilientgirl.com/2020/06/04/why-everyone-should-be-supporting-black-lives-matter-right-now

This week I will not be writing a listicle, but instead posting an article supporting #blacklivesmatter

 

 

My 2020 Bucket List!

Hey everyone!

I know my latest is more than a bit ‘late’, but somehow I am still psyched to share my thoughts on what is important to me this year. It has been a wild ride, and the COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t help Also, I will be adding a new section, Health, where you can read my article, “5 Things To Do While in Quarantine.”  But for now, here’s my bucket list:

 

  1. Start the year off in Boston, while spending new years with friends
  2. Get my GPA up, and keep it up. (This one is a work in progress, and so far successful!)
  3. Go to a concert in House of Blues Boston
  4. Go to a Basketball game (Thanks Coronavirus.)
  5. Declare my minor, and major
  6. Take an elective I really like
  7. Take a risk with my relationships
  8. Keep up with basketball, even though I don’t play on a team anymore.
  9. And most importantly, work on doing the best I can with everything!

I have plenty more, but for now I hope you get see that sometimes what is important doesn’t have to be solely school related. I have so many friends that are constantly “I can’t, I have school,’ or “that’s too much, I’m can’t go do X.” There is absolutely nothing wrong with keeping up with homework, believe me,  sometimes doing what you love in a way that isn’t scripted makes you more creative, and better because of those spontaneous choices. They make you human, and might just help you be more creative in the workplace. Don’t fear the occasional night out, because just maybe, you might have a little fun. Cheers!

Quick Note: I hope everyone is staying safe due to the COVID- 19 spreading and not too bored, but stay safe and remember to stay home and keep a distance to stay healthy. That’s all folks!

Love always,

Molly Catherine

The Fall Semester 2018 Bucket List 2.0

 

Hey all, are you ready for finals?!

Yesterday, I was freaking out over whether I’d be able to finish all of my assignments in time. The fact that I am typing up opinionated articles onto my blog probably isn’t the best sign…just kidding! I’m pretty certain I’m going to be okay, as my first final exams went really well. That gives me time to write a bit about the future….

This past semester I had a list of things I wanted to accomplish, and surprisingly, I crossed a lot of these things off of my list.

To name a few:

  1. Meet 15 new people (at the least)
  2. Do something brave
  3. Take a spontaneous trip
  4. Take 18 credits
  5.  Make a 3.8 GPA

Okay, I’ll be honest, I did NOT make #5. I’ll be lucky if I can keep mine up as I originally went for 21 credits… But for some reason, I’m not worried. I feel I have accomplished a lot- and discovered new things about myself. Since my college is 2 hours from the city, I took a bus and overnighted  with a few of my friends- it was the best spontaneous, amazing trip I could’ve planned. It was the highlight of the semester- one I wouldn’t forget.

This semester has been crazy, and I have accomplished a ton. I am proud of myself, and everyone should be proud of themselves for being so resilient throughout this semester! Keep it up if you’re still in finals, and congrats to those who are done!

Have an awesome winter break, and stay resilient!

Love always,

Molly Catherine ❤

 The 5 Steps on How I Crashed My Car: 

Hey all! Happy Sunday…I’m dreading classes tomorrow, especially because I’ve got a 9am  Political Science seminar tomorrow. Talk about a long Monday!

So all of you college students (including myself) have probably had your fair share of mistakes in your lives, and whether it involved beer, music or other miscellaneous blunders made while you’re still sober (This describes me, BTW.) Driving has always been an issue. A lot of my friends tell me stories of how they swerved out of control because of a raccoon or a squirrel that ran in front of their car. Other times they say it was the idiotic SUV in the lane behind them, but I have a TOTALLY different story. Wanna hear what not to do? Or exactly what to do if you’re me…Here are the five steps on how I crashed my car senior year of high school.

Oh, this also explains why I still don’t have my licence. (PS. No one got hurt, thank goodness)

1. Have your angry ex-marine father make you get behind the wheel again after 3 months of sitting on the couch.

That’s right! I hadn’t driven in three months at the time of this indecent. My dad was really strict in high school, so just saying ‘Nope, not going driving’ would probably have been something out of Full Metal Jacket. I think the reason didn’t actually practice was because of those pesky high school math classes taking up all of my time. And the space in my peripheral vision apparently…

2. Forget Your Glasses on the counter and accidentally start driving down the highway without them.

My dad was already annoyed of how long it look to get in the car, but he didn’t want to turn around. Neither of us knew my vision was actually that bad at the time. We got down the road and we were working on turn signals when I accidentally veered onto the freeway. Cue the clueless soundtrack?

I was totally buggin…

3. Take another wrong turn onto an even bigger highway.

Yeah, so I made another wrong turn onto Great Seneca Highway, which if you don’t know, is a connecting highway in Maryland. I was terrified, while my dad was just sitting there waving his hand: “You’re fine, now veer off on this exit!”

4. Nearly take out a mailbox while backing up out of a farmer dude’s driveway.

I did actually manage to not hit the mailbox, but again, I was still terrified. We got back on the road and started to drive home…Just wait for it…

5. Actually get within 1 1/2 inches of the curb or from your own neighbor’s mailbox.

That’s actually how I crashed my car…my dad and I were literally less than 50 feet from my house, and I was unable to judge the distance on the final turn. I did not hit any mailboxes thank goodness, but I did end up crashing into the side of the entrance to my cul de sac. (That’s a fancy word for a dead end–street.)

So I ripped up some wiring, and punctured two tires- Yeah. My parents wouldn’t let me drive their car after that.

FYI, I am not suggesting you do ANY of this. This is just a fun article showing the steps- in reverse- of how I had my very first mishap driving. Trust me, we’ve all been there at one point or another. And yes, PLEASE go get your vision checked if this has happened to you. I sincerely hope it hasn’t.

Drive safe, America!

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11/12/2018

4 Things I Didn’t Expect About Adulthood:

Hey all! Happy Friday- I bet everyone is BEYOND ecstatic to get out of classes and sleep in, relax, and have fun. I’ll mostly be doing schoolwork, and sleeping (thankfully!) and if I’m lucky, I may be able to squeeze in an episode or two of Supernatural…

Anyway, I’d thought I’d make a post about what it feels like to be a college student, and more importantly, what it feels like to be an adult. I wish I could tell you I didn’t feel any different, but in some aspects, I really do. These may be true for you, or maybe it is completely different.

  1. You have more obligations, and feel the need to commit:

OK, since I started college, I’ve had a ton of different assignments ranging from creative essays to projects that require a ton of prior planning. As I’ve had to organize all of the due dates, and outlines, I realized that I had gotten way better at keeping track of my files, and assignments. I was honestly a bit of a mess in high school…really. I needed a file cabinet…desperately. Thank god there’s a Staples near campus!

2. The homework in college isn’t rocket science. There’s just…more.

I thought when I stepped into my first college classroom, I thought writing essays and mathematical equations would suddenly turn into problems I couldn’t solve. I was thinking complicated, stressful and unimaginable types of work that I would have to work hours on end to solve. When you get to college, the homework isn’t a million times harder (Unless you’re actually majoring in Rocket Science or Engineering.) it just accumulates faster.  The due dates are spaced out, but turning assignments in on time is a lot more crucial. Plus, exams count for a high percent of your grade…unfortunately.

3. There’s less time for the “fun stuff.”

As I said, there is work to do for class, so not only is it amazing I am actually still trying to keep up with this blog, but it’s kind of a bummer that I don’t have time for other activities I want to do. I love being able to plan my day, but I still have schoolwork and other jobs I am required to do unfortunately.

4. Surprisingly, I didn’t realize how much more I am much more in control of the ‘little things.”

This is one of the best feelings, despite all of the weight being put on us young adults to make the right decisions. There’s no, “Hey mom, can I go out this Friday?” Here’s my cliche: ‘Ya’ just do it!’ A few months into my first semester of college I wanted to dye my hair a few shades darker, (No pun intended. Just no.) and for a second I was like, “Oh wait, my mother said-” Nope, wrong! I laughed so hard at myself for forgetting that I was an actual adult. I mean, I was responsible for paying for the color, but ultimately the choice was mine to go through with it. (You may notice that I had helicopter parents.)

Whether you spontaneously buy a motorcycle, or leave for a 10 month backpacking across Europe, these major and minor decisions are all up to you.

As a kid, people always told me that being an adult was overrated; and quite frankly, it TOTALLY isn’t! We now have the chance to amazing things with our lives. We can travel, make mistakes and get stuck in random skeevy places on accident, and discover that maybe we aren’t as observant as we had thought. Good and bad things happen to everyone. Even though the responsibility is on us, that’s also a really great thing. Now, when we do something great, it won’t be added to our high school resume.

It will finally be classified as life experience. Our life experience.

So make it count, and give em’ Hell.

XO,

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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.

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,

 

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!)

Written August 4, 2018