I know, I know, I’ve been a faulty blogger. Thank you for sticking by me!
It’s actually harder to keep up with this than I had realized, especially because I’m a perfectionist when it comes to writing things that other people will read.
Anyway, tomorrow is my last day at UTP and then Thursday I begin a new adventure in another town with some friends. Wifi willing, I will post pictures and more frequent updates!
I’ve got about 12 weeks left in Thailand. Crazy, right?
In some ways, it has felt like an eternity. In others, I feel like I just arrived.
“I disowned my family to get a chance to survive and they all died. I was 12,” said Innocente Nyirahabimana, one of the survivors of the Rwanda genocide twenty years ago.
Take a look at these powerful photos of 14 survivors of the genocide, taken by photographer Myriam Abdelaziz.
13 February is World Radio Day — a day to celebrate radio as a medium that reaches the widest audience worldwide.
Yet, there is a gender gap in radio content and management: women reporters & hosts get less airtime than men; and fewer women are in executive positions.
Through World Radio Day celebrations around the world, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is committed to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.
More than a century has passed since a photographic journey explored Native Americans with such a broad scope and in this amount of detail. In 1906, photographer Edward S. Curtis was commissioned by J.P. Morgan to capture the “disappearing” race.
In 2014, to change perceptions about Native Americans, photographer Matika Wilbur believes we have to update the kind of imagery we’re looking at when we think of her race. It’s a beautiful — and important — idea.
Remember when everyone was like “Feminism is so dead?” Well, the last few years have absolutely proved that theory wrong.
Activists have become increasingly skilled in the digital age at using the sophisticated online tools to galvanize social change. The result? Amazing feminists are changing the world.
Here’s a look at the incredible digital campaigns in recent memory resulting in amazing feminist victories. There’s tons of work left to be done, but these moments are worth celebrating. They are a strong reminder of why we keep on fighting.
whenever I’m traveling i always get tripped out at the fact that this is someone’s actual hometown like they know every back road and how to get everywhere and they’ve probably had tons of memories in this citybut I’m just someone passing by
I have a few tasks that I need to do, but I’m not doing any of them. They’re pretty important things, and I know I should be working on them. Hey, I even want to be working on them. For some reason though, I find myself procrastinating my work and I’m having a difficult time stopping. I think there are two types of procrastination that I deal with.
The first is what I like to call passive procrastination. This involves me sitting at the computer and scrolling through tumblr, or news articles, or watching YouTube videos. I’m not doing much of anything, and I’m definitely not doing what I should be doing. Activities like this are passive and unproductive. I don’t think they’re harmful in small doses, but when they’re used as a procrastination device they can be very hard to control.
The second type, which is what I dealt with today, is what I refer to as active procrastination. This afternoon I cleaned my room, swept my floor, and put away my clean clothes that I washed yesterday. This seems great, right? It’s productive, and I got some things done. Usually I would be proud of myself for cleaning up my bedroom and doing some organization. The thing that was different about today was that I was cleaning as a procrastination tool. I was doing it to avoid the real work, to avoid what I really needed and wanted to be doing.
There are a lot of things that I use to actively procrastinate. Sometimes I clean, like today with tidying my room or with washing the dishes. Other times I like to cook, or make a craft project. Sometimes I’ll go outdoors and exercise or just wander around my neighborhood. None of these things are bad; most of them are actually quite good and necessary. The problem is that when I use them as procrastination tools, I don’t feel good about doing them. Usually I enjoy exercise and I like using and developing my muscles and my body, but when I exercise to procrastinate, I don’t enjoy it as much. I don’t know if this is unique to me, but when I actively procrastinate I really don’t enjoy the activities I do.
The answer, I think, is just to do the work. Stop procrastinating, and stop kidding yourself that you’re being productive when you’re really actively procrastinating. Today I was trying to avoid two things: my chemistry homework and practicing new Thai vocab words. I did a lot of things today, but these two (important) activities were avoided. Sitting down and writing this post has really helped me to be more aware of what I was doing and I hope it’ll help me in the future. Sometimes tough love from yourself is really the best medicine. I’m about to make a rough draft of my chemistry lab report. I know I’ll thank myself tomorrow.
This is me with internship applications, scholarship applications, blogging, and the capstone project. Tomorrow I promise to be productive! Good luck Eleanor!