Why Every Woman Needs To Read “milk and honey” by Rupi Kaur

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If you spend as much time finding new quotes as I do (seriously, check out my Pinterest board), you’ve likely come across a few Rupi Kaur pieces. She’s everywhere, and with good reason! Because I found myself constantly pinning her poems, I decided I needed to have her first book, Milk and Honey. As soon as I got my hands on it, I read the entire thing in one sitting. Granted it’s not a long read at all, but the subject matter, messages, and stories Kaur shares are so strong. They hit you hard, they resonate with you, they make you think, and they never leave you. Broken up into four different chapters (the hurting, the loving, the breaking, and the healing), this collection takes you through so many different life experiences. It goes through the pain with you. It heals the heartache with you. It’s with you through some […]

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The Intangibles I’m Loving

The Intangibles I'm Loving

I’ve mentioned my 2017 focus word a lot, especially regarding how much more positive my life has been as a result of completely throwing myself behind it. Making that decision was one of the best things I could have done for myself personally and it’s led me to appreciate so much more. I’ll take an experience, connection, or time over a material thing any day. It seems I’m always drawn to what’s hard to put into words, so we’ll see how this list of intangibles goes! Keep reading for some of my favorite intangible (or close enough to intangible) things in life right now! via Bright Mornings I love being up in the morning (as I’m sure you’ve gathered by now), especially when the sky is clear, the sun is rising, and you can just tell it’s going to be a great day. Yeah, sometimes it’s chilly, sometimes I’m running […]

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13 Quotes That Prove Morning Is The Best Time Of Day

13 Quotes That Prove Morning Is The Best Time Of Day

You guys, I absolutely love mornings. I love everything about them, especially how, even if you’ve stayed up a little too late the night before, you just can’t help but step back and appreciate how incredible this world is. Mornings are quiet and calm. They’re still. They always have this special haze settled about them that makes you feel like you’re living a dream. There’s nothing like sitting outside (or by the window in the winter) with a cup of coffee and watching the sun rise or campus slowly come to life. This weekend was so beautiful and I consider myself lucky in that I was able to get up with the sun and experience all it had to offer. I spent the weekend in such a state of appreciation that I just had to share it with you! With the morning sun comes renewal and peace. It brings hope […]

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What Happened When I Turned Off Blue Light

What Happened When I Turned Out Blue Light

You all probably know by now that I put a high priority on sleep, even as an engineering student. I could go on my own little soapbox regarding the importance of enough quality sleep, but you can just read the majority of it in my post here. I’m sure you’ve heard time and time again how you need to turn off the electronics a few hours before bed since the blue light they emit is harmful to your sleep. It’s like that green light in The Great Gatsby, except instead of calling you to your “American dream” or your “true love,” it’s calling your brain to activity. It’s calling you to action. Okay, so maybe that’s not the best analogy ( I tried, they’re both colored lights okay), but you get the idea- blue light at night is not right!   So why is this such a big deal? Here’s […]

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Kings And Queens | Friends That Rule The World

Kings and Queens

We cross paths with thousands of people in our lifetime. We know the names of a fraction of that. We get to know even less. Subtract from those and we have friends, though only a select few, an elite, become some of our closest. They become our lifelong brothers and sisters. These people make up who we are. They make up a special part of us that no one can take away. The boys and girls I talk about today, now amazing men and women, have all been extremely important in my life. I think about them all the time and our sweet memories will never fade away. Here, you will find friendship. I will try and give you a glimpse into these beautiful people. You will gather the meaning of a best friend, those you love with all your heart. You will see that sometimes letting someone go in […]

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9 Moments That Defined My Year | 2016

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With the end of 2016 quickly approaching, I want to take this post to reflect. Today I’m revisiting some of the meaningful memories that defined my year!   2016 began my first semester as a sister of AΩE. Is there anything greater than sisterhood? The first time I was officially able to put on my new letters and wear them proudly was such a great day. Walking around campus and seeing my other newly initiated sisters from my candidate class in their letters too was so exciting! Though that was technically at the end of 2015, I started off the new year as a sister of Alpha Omega Epsilon and have worked to uphold our ideals and objectives ever since. I’ve been able to experience so much as a member of this amazing sorority and I can say wholeheartedly that joining this organization shaped my freshman year, college career, and this […]

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What All Marylanders Know To Be True

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If you know me, you know that I absolutely love meeting other people from Maryland. I don’t know if it’s a Maryland thing or if I’m just crazy, but I am obsessed with my home state! It’s actually kind of funny since I have no desire to move back there after college, but maybe the whole “distance makes the heart grow fonder” thing has some truth to it. Anyway, today I’m sharing all of the things you’ll only understand if you’re a fellow born-and-raised Marylander!   Old Bay is the original bae. via No joke, I had Old Bay on my packing list when I was getting ready to move to college. When I did a homestay in Germany, Old Bay was my host family’s gift. Old Bay oyster crackers were also a thank you gift to my roommate’s family when I stayed with them over break last year. Case […]

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Why Being Out-Of-State Is Secretly The Best

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I don’t regret my decision to move hours away from home one bit. I always knew I wanted to go to school outside of Maryland, so much so that I went on tours from New York to Tennessee to Florida. I know I’m close enough that I can drive home when I really need to, unlike two of my suitemates who have to take planes home (Hawaii and Texas!), but living even just a few states away is basically an entirely different world. The miles between these two worlds are some of my favorite things to call my own. Today I’m sharing why, if you’re an out-of-state student, you’re secretly living the dream! 1. You gain a newfound independence. via I’ve always been a very independent person. Well, as independent as you can be while still being afraid to go to the store by yourself. Coming to college made me […]

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Skype Dates and Old Friends

Skype Dates And Old Friends

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of skyping with one of my very good friends from home. It’s so good to be able to catch up with someone so special to me, especially with only being able to see each other a few times a year. I can count on one hand the number of friends I had in high school, even less for those that I still keep up with. It’s well-known, however, that quality trumps quantity any day. And this girl right here- Summer Hiking, 2016 is without a doubt one of my favorite people. I’ve read online somewhere (of course I can’t find it now, but trust me on this) that it takes six to seven years to truly know someone. That’s a long time. But it’s so true. I’ve had friendships that didn’t make it past going to a different school. Sometimes we just went […]

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The Products You Need In Your Life

The Products You Need In Your Life

Life is hard. The products you use in your daily life shouldn’t be an obstacle in getting done what you need to do. I personally use each of the following regularly and highly recommend them! Each solves an annoying little *first-world* problem that pops up in everybody’s life, like a charger that doesn’t reach your bed or dropping an earring back in the dark and losing it forever. The struggle is real.   This post contains affiliate links. This means that if you make a purchase through one of them, I receive a small commission at no cost to you. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting Sweet Tea Epiphany!   1. Extra Long Charger iPhone Charger Lightning to USB Cable This charger is 10 feet long and completely changed the phone-charging game for me (yes, I just said phone-charging game). I had a lofted bed in my dorm […]

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