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"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
- Mark Twain"


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43 minutes ago on 9/2/2014
Anonymous said:

Hey Kirra! Do you ever get scared of rape or robbery? I feel paranoid and I'm so scared to study abroad because of it. How do you deal with these thoughts if you have them, and if it were to happen, how can i deal with them? x

I used to have actually anxiety every night that someone would break into my house but I’ve learned that the media tends to sensationalise a lot of crime stories and we’ve been taught that rape, robbery, murder, mugging, ect. is a lot more likely and commonplace than it actually is by shows like CSI, Law & Order, and Criminal Minds (aka my favourite shows). Obviously, sometimes horrible things happen for no reason but, most of the time, there’s a lot you can do to protect yourself. I personally carry a “rape whistle”, a light, mace (when I’m in the US), and I’m hyper-aware of my surroundings, especially at night. Don’t walk alone at night but, if the situation does arise, stride confidently and have your mace and/or whistle in your hand. Rapists and other criminals go for people who look like they won’t fight back and can’t defend themselves. Honestly, studying abroad doesn’t make it any more dangerous really. Obviously, if you don’t know the area, it’s harder to navigate and it’s harder to read people’s vibes when you’re in a different culture, but your intuition is more trustworthy than you might think. There have been so many times where me or a friend have gotten a “bad feeling”, not done something, and avoided something disastrous. If you ever get a hint of a bad vibe, find a place to go inside and, if there isn’t, stand with your back against a building and check your surroundings. If there’s ever a man walking behind you (especially if there’s more than one), pull out your phone and pretend to check your texts, letting them walk past you. Most people are attacked from behind because criminals don’t want their faces to be seen. Once you start to think “everything will be fine, it’s whatever”, you start to put yourself in danger. No matter where you are, stay vigilant, aware, and in tune with your vibes and you should stay safe. Also, most colleges have super crazy good security. For NYU, the windows only crack open, there’s security inside and outside the building, you need to show NYU ID to get in the building, and you need a key card to get into even the lobby. There’s a lot of liability when you study abroad and your university should do its best to make sure you’re safe, healthy, and happy. x



53 minutes ago on 9/2/2014
Anonymous said:

I saw on your Instagram that you went to Windsor castle, what did you think? Windsor is one of my favourite places in England x

I loved it! I loved the chapel the most I think, Gothic cathedral architecture is my favourite. x



54 minutes ago on 9/2/2014
Anonymous said:

Hi Kirra I feel a little upset today. So I decided to rush because all my friends did it and I was stoked when a top house picked me back. Well on the last day they dropped me and so I dropped out cause I wanted to be in that top house. Now all my friends are in their sororities and I feel so left out :'(

College is about meeting new friends! Your friends are going to meet new friends in their sororities and you, having more time to try new things because you’re not in the Greek system, can meet tons of new friends by signing up for interesting classes, joining clubs, going to popular bars and pubs, ect. I know it sucks because you feel isolated from your other friends but you guys can still totally be a little clique and still each have your friends outside of your group. Take this as an opportunity to branch out, make new people, and try new things that you wouldn’t have had time or thought for had you stayed in a sorority. If, after a year, you haven’t found anything that really clicks with you, just rush again. If you can get into a sorority once, you can do it again. x



Anonymous said:

Stretch marks remedy?

annabanana-1:

  1. Accept them
  2. Love them


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'pay attention to children they know more about love and fright than you do'

'pay attention to children they know more about love and fright than you do'



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Anonymous said:

How are you emotionally preparing for uni? I start uni in London later this month and I'm so nervous lol. I'm dreading freshers week and I have no idea what to wear for it.

I just kind of went for it! You need to remember that everyone at uni is new and no one knows each other and that, by just walking up and introducing yourself, you’re actually relieving the other person of the stress that comes with trying to talk to new people, you’re doing them a favour. If you’re going to University of London, I’m actually going to Freshers Week because NYU London is totally intertwined with the whole system (shared buildings, Student Centre / ULU, clubs, ect.) and I’d love to meet anyone from University of London that’s going to be going to the events! As for what to wear, I’ve noticed that London style is pretty personal. In such a big city, people like to stand out and be a bit unique and that there isn’t really any judgement happening clothes-wise, so just wear what makes you feel hot and comfortable. x



1 day ago on 8/31/2014
Anonymous said:

Hi! I'm a senior this year and i'm getting ready to apply to colleges i just don't know when the right time is to apply?

You want to have been in school for a month or two so you have some “predictive grades” but you don’t want to wait too long that you’re stressed about the deadline. Get started on your essays now but feel free to actually submit the app about a week before the actual deadline. That’s the standard. However, some schools run on a first-come, first-serve system, where they accept apps as they go (a lot of British schools do this) and, the earlier you apply, the better chance you have of getting in. Research how your top picks go through their apps. x



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what if obama does the ice bucket challenge and nominates queen elizabeth

what if obama actually talks about what’s going on in ferguson

what if obama stopped exterminating the middle eastern population with drones

what if obama lowered my gotdamn tuition

What if everyone gets educated and stops acting like the President can make decisions for the country by themselves

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