How I Stay Organized: My Bullet Journal Journey

Bullet Journals - Cecile @ Cissy's Art Café

I have always been a very meticulous planner. My neuroticism and perfectionism in my projects lend themselves well to creating a robust planning system, and ever since I got my first school-issued planner in 9th grade, I created a detailed timetable and assignment system that helped me keep track of all my work and figure out how I could...

On Treating Yourself: Having a “CC Day”

On Treating Yourself: Having a "CC Day"

“Maybe this is our version of treat yourself day and he needs his version… Wyatt, if you could blow big money on one thing, not sock money, what would it be?” – Parks and Recreation S04E04 I’ve loved the concept of a “Treat Yo’ Self” day ever since I watched this Parks and Rec episode a few years ago,...

New Year, New You: Resolutions of 2018

Cissy's Art Café - New Year, New You: Resolutions of 2018

In August, I wrote a post checking in on the progress of my New Year’s Resolutions of 2017. Having felt like I succeeded fairly well in completing the majority of them, I spent a lot of the past two months considering what I wanted to focus on in the coming year. A lot of my goals for 2018 are...

On Disordered Eating and Body Dysmorphia

  I dance with my classmates in ballet class, acutely aware of my largeness compared to their petite figures. I listen as my friend tells me her thighs are too big, and I silently wonder if mine are too big as well....

Rewriting Memories

I don’t see the Citgo sign as the bus drives into Boston because my attention is on the man sitting next to me. The bus ride to Boston, once seeming days long, feels short this time....

Snippets From My 21st Year

June Goodbye, MIT. My friends take me out for my 21st birthday, and it is unexpectedly fun. I realize I can enjoy drinking when I’m around friends that I love and trust. I reinforce my taste for drinks where I can’t taste the alcohol. I learn that kahlua and I are not friends. I graduate. My dad is surprised...