On Cloud Nine (Years)

By | September 25th, 2016|Color Me Smart, wise words|

Unless you have Type 1 Diabetes, you don’t know what it’s like. No, that’s not meant to be rude. And yes, the same could really be said about anything in life. The difference is that diabetes is one of the most misunderstood illnesses out there. In addition to dealing with this life-threatening disease day in [...]

Dating Duds: Five Guys I’ve Met Online

By | February 16th, 2016|Color Me Fun, Color Me Smart, pop culture, wise words|

Much to our elders’ confusion and dismay, online dating has become the go-to way for our generation to connect with potential partners. The way I see it, our peers are divided into two groups: those that use apps or websites to date, and those that pretend not to use apps or websites to date. From [...]

Book Review: Crazy Rich Asians

By | February 2nd, 2016|Color Me Smart, hit the books|

Over. The. Top. That's the best way to describe Kevin Kwan's novel, Crazy Rich Asians. When I brought this one home from the library, the title was met by raised eyebrows from my family members. And no, the title is not some cutesy inside joke you'll get once you read the book - it's pretty [...]

Eat a Lot and Don’t Be a Princess: The Ultimate Study Abroad Guide

By | January 8th, 2016|Color Me Fun, Color Me Smart, to do list|

Three years ago to this day, I was getting ready to board a flight to Barcelona, Spain, where I would proceed to experience the best four months of my life. While I am on the verge of being blinded by jealousy as my younger classmates prepare for their own semesters abroad, I decided to take [...]

Type One Diabetes: My Story

By | September 26th, 2015|Color Me Smart|

Eight years ago on this very day, my life changed forever. I got in the passenger’s seat of my mom’s car in the carpool line after school. As always, she asked how my day was. And as always, I gave the standard response of any angsty almost-sixteen-year-old: “Not very good.” “Well, it’s about to get [...]

Type One Diabetes: It Weighs Heavily

By | September 24th, 2015|Color Me Smart|

After giving you guys a glimpse into life with diabetes, and listing all of the graphic complications that can accompany it, it may seem silly to write this post. But this series is about being honest and informative. So here goes. One of the biggest struggles I deal with in regards to diabetes is body [...]

Type 1 Diabetes: Q&A

By | September 23rd, 2015|Color Me Smart|

There’s no such thing as a stupid question, but I do get some pretty silly ones. Here are the most common questions and comments I hear regarding my diabetes: 1: Ohmygod, I could never give myself a shot! I don’t recall signing up to give myself shots...an average of six times a day, every day, [...]