the semicolon project


FullSizeRender-1FullSizeRender Today I went to a tattoo artist, and for $60 I let a man with a giant Jesus-tattoo on his head ink a semi-colon onto my wrist where it will stay until the day I die. By now, enough people have started asking questions that it made sense for me to start talking, and talking about things that aren’t particularly easy. We’ll start here: a semi-colon is a place in a sentence where the author has the decision to stop with a period, but chooses not to. A semi-colon is a reminder to pause and then keep going.  In April I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. By the beginning of May I was popping anti-depressents every morning with a breakfast I could barely stomach. In June, I had to leave a job I’d wanted since I first set foot on this campus as an incoming freshmen because of my mental…

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10 Ways You’re Making Your Life Harder Than It Has To Be

Thought Catalog

Alex DramAlex Dram

1. You ascribe intent.

Another driver cut you off. Your friend never texted you back. Your co-worker went to lunch without you. Everyone can find a reason to be offended on a steady basis. So what caused you to be offended? You assigned bad intent to these otherwise innocuous actions. You took it as a personal affront, a slap in the face.

Happy people do not do this. They don’t take things personally. They don’t ascribe intent to the unintentional actions of others.

2. You’re the star of your own movie.

It is little wonder that you believe the world revolves around you. After all, you have been at the very center of every experience you have ever had.

You are the star of your own movie. You wrote the script. You know how you want it to unfold. You even know how you want it to end.

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To finally catch up more on life, last weekend, I participated in UF’s 5th Annual Stomp the Swamp for Autism on February 9th, 2013 in honor of my roommates, Ann and Kim’s older brother and Tina’s older sister, Leichi, who both have autism. I was able to do 6 sets of stadiums. I wish they had it for longer so I could try to do more!


Here is a picture of Team Tuangy! 😀
(Pictured from left to right: Kim, Long, Amanda, me, Matt S., Tina, Matt C., and Ann)



After the event, Long treated us to Garlic and Ginger, a Korean restaurant in Gainesville. I got the Kalbi Dolsot Bibimbap. It was so delicious!



To honor Valentine’s Day, my roomie, Kim, bought flowers from Trader Joe’s for us. Aren’t they beautiful? They smell wonderful.

On Tuesday, I found out that I have two internships lined up for my when I move back to Winter Haven after graduation! They are both outpatient clinics and they’re within a 30 minute drive from my house. I am so thankful and relieved at the same time that I have the opportunity to learn a lot and get observation hours so I can apply to physical therapy schools. I think that is one reason to look forward to after I graduate.


Before we saw an advanced screening of Safe Haven at UF for free last Tuesday!


We tried going out last night, but it ended up being too late to go out, so we decided to drink Barefoot pink moscato and eat Publix strawberry cheesecake with two of my favorite people, Dianna and Brittany. ❤

Warrior Dash 2013

On February 2nd, 2013, I participated in Warrior Dash Florida, which was held at Triple Canopy Ranch in Lake Wales, FL. Luckily, the location is about 45 minutes away from my hometown, so I drove from Gainesville to Winter Haven and visited my family the same weekend as well.

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The Gator Run 5K

I entered into my first 5K race ever on January 26th, 2013, known as The Gator Run.

It was the first time that UF has ever hosted this event before, so I was lucky enough to be able to be a part of their first time. I actually underestimated the difficulty running at 5K, but it was still a good experience. I definitely cannot wait to sign up for the Color Run next year!

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MLK weekend

Wow, I completely underestimated the difficulty of keeping up with a blog. I have serious respect for those who do this on a regular basis.

After my friend, Abner mentioned to the fact we both rarely post anything on our respective blogs, I decided to finally catch up with everything within a few posts.

In January, I spent my MLK weekend in Atlanta with some friends of mine.
There was a huge deal on MegaBus and I bought my roundtrip bus ticket from Gainesville to Atlanta for only $11!

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