Exposing ALL 36 of my Twitter Drafts

Everything I was too scared to post to Twitter at the time… (over a year’s worth of my random thoughts)

1. “You can’t get struck by lighting if you’re not standing in the rain” (Vance Joy lyric)

2. I’ve lived in my apartment for almost six months and I just now realized the mirror in my bathroom opens as a medicine cabinet

3. I will never understand why people with iced drinks alwayssss shake their cup continuously to make noise, I just don’t get it

4. Always stuck trying to find the balance between taking life seriously and having fun

5. Why do men think it’s okay to constantly dismiss women’s feelings?
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A letter to myself after finishing my first year of college

As my freshman year of college comes to an end, I’m in a nostalgic, reflective state of mind. Oh boy, the highs were high, and the lows were so, so low.

Bailey, stop pushing people out of your life. Continue to work on breaking down the wall
day i signed up to go to towsonthat you’ve built up around your heart. You need to be more willing to open yourself up to people, even if it makes you anxious. There are people who really value the time they spend with you, you just need to open yourself up to them.

Stop creating limits and boundaries for yourself. The world is a scary place, but you can and you will conquer it. Look how far you’ve come already. Work on being more confident in your abilities. College can be intimidating, but you’ve received a handful of As in your first year of college! Congratulations!

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Thanks, Papa: A Reflective Essay Regarding Race Relations

By: Bailey Hendricks, February 2017

I was born and raised in a county in Maryland known for its abundance of farm land and flannel wearing- tractor-riding folk. In school, I wasn’t exposed to very much diversity other than the one black person in my grade and the one history lesson we learned each year about Martin Luther King Junior to answer kids’ questions about why we didn’t have school the next day. The diversity and differing culture I was exposed to, however, came from my own home. My mom married an Indian man named Savio in the summer of 2007.

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26 things I learned in 2016

1.      This year I went to my senior prom and learned sometimes you have to be the heart-breaker. I learned being friends with someone isn’t possible when they have feelings for you, and sometimes it’s nice to go to a dance alone.

2.      After going to my senior cruise, I learned some friendships aren’t meant to last forever, but some are.

3.      After painting two large murals painted by myself in my high school I learned that channeling your energy into creating a piece for others to enjoy for years to come is humbling. I also learned to stick with my gut, and never back down from what I think is right.

4.      Finishing up being Editor-in-Chief of my high school paper taught me how to be a leader and how to write with a fiery, burning passion.

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My Favorite Shows to watch on Netflix

Gilmore Girls (and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life) – Gilmore Girls is one of my favorite shows of all time. From the music, to the tender mother-daughter relationship between Lorelei and Rory, to watching Rory grow up, to seeing the characters’ relationships with Emily and Richard evolve, I recommend Gilmore Girls wholeheartedly. This is a great type of show to watch with your mom. I enjoyed the Netflix revival as well, and am hoping for more episodes in the future! Continue reading

My most embarrassing moment of college so far… Falling down a hill

My most embarrassing moment of college so far… Falling down a hill

The university I attend has a lot of hills, which can be really pretty, but also really exhausting if you’re not used to much … or any physical activity like me. There is a really big hill right in front of my residence hall. It has quickly become my favorite spot on campus to get away to and relax in the nicely shaded greenery, even though I’ve only been here less than 4 days. It’s also a nice spot to people watch. I even saw a student running up the steep hill like it was no big deal – pretty impressive! While on the phone with my mom, I spot one of my guy friends, Griffin, from high school walking into my residence hall. I’ve been trying to cross paths with him a couple times, but it just hadn’t worked out. I really wanted to talk to him about my first couple days at college, so I decide to say a quick “goodbye” to my mom and start running down this hill!

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What I’ve learned my first two days of college

What I’ve learned my first two days of college: Advice and reminders

  • Stop judging everyone so quickly. They are all just trying to fit in and do their best, just like you.
  • It’s important to remember everyone’s names. Or at least make your best effort to.
  • It will all be okay. College is here and it’s scary and it’s overwhelming and stressful, but you got this. This is what the school system has been training you for your entire life.

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35 Things I wish I knew as a Freshman

35 things I wish I knew as a freshman in high school…

1.)   It’s okay to transfer out of a class. Chances are if your teacher doesn’t take your class seriously, it will be hard for you to.

2.)   If you start an activity as a freshman, you don’t have to stay there until you’re a senior just because everyone else does. If you don’t like something, change it.

3.)   Don’t get yourself worked up. Yes, stress can build up into even bigger stress, but try to reduce this from happening by only looking at one problem at a time.

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