Author Archives: Iris

This is me right now.

Hello. It’s been a while. I missed you, And I haven’t been okay. I started grad school this fall. I knew what I was getting myself into. I knew that it was going to be stressful, busy, disappointing, and intimidating. … Continue reading

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Crying Doesn’t Make You Weak

When I was little, I was that kid that would cry over everything. Any time I fell down, I cried. If someone yelled at me, I cried. If I was being told to do something that I didn’t want to … Continue reading

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Still Drinking Year-Old Coffee Grounds!!

The title is actually not a statement on how cheap and unhygienic I am, but a nice way of saying Happy Birthday to my blog, Used Coffee Grounds! I want to give you guys a special thank you, but first … Continue reading

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I Wear Short Shorts

I’ve noticed that some people like to hate on short shorts. I don’t know why because, personally, I love them. I’m a believer of that crazy idea that people should wear what they want to wear, and I want to … Continue reading

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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Toy Story.” Today’s Blogging101 assignment is to respond to the prompt on The Daily Post. The prompt is “What was your favorite plaything as a child? Do you see any connection between … Continue reading

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Thursday Night Dinner

I had a panic attack last Thursday. It was the first one I’ve had since the beginning of April. I’m not doing anything this summer except hanging around at home, and so I don’t have nearly as much stress as … Continue reading

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We Need to Have Conversations about Mental Health

Today’s Blogging 101 assignment is to write a post expanding on a comment I left on another blogger’s post yesterday. I’ve been thinking about mental health a lot lately, and Annabelle wrote a fantastic post yesterday on her blog clouds … Continue reading

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