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 It’s crazy to think how long ago I entered the digital world, and how my Instagram profile has since evolved.
Life

Maturing through social media

I believe social media should be an outlet where individuals can freely express themselves, and for me I feel like I've arrived at a comfortable position to do so.


Glasses are often seen as bookish and I will admit that I happen to love that — that is part of the reason why I love my glasses as much as I do.
Life

A love letter to my glasses

I think it is really unique to be able to express yourself through a physical accessory and have it just become a part of your identity. 


 Niharika Singhvi is a Life Columnist for The Cavalier Daily. She can be reached at life@cavalierdaily.com.  
Life

A word on Wordle

In a way, the game humanized everyone a bit more. At the end of the day, we’re all more similar than we may think. 


To me, it doesn’t matter if something doesn’t have an inherent purpose. Stuffed animals are made to sit, look cute and be loved.
Life

Embracing our youth

With all of the responsibility that comes along with life, it’s important to remember our desires that stem from youth and innocence. 


I am trying to be intentional about when and how much caffeine I exactly consume. 
Life

My big fat caffeine addiction

I am by no means a health expert, I am simply someone who has realized they are far too dependent on caffeine on a daily basis and wants to remedy that. 


Yasmin Teixeira is a Life columnist for The Cavalier Daily.
Life

The fourth-year blues

Like many, I’ve always understood periods of my life as chapters. This chapter is ending, but I have no idea what the next chapter is or who’s in it.


All of the little items I’ve collected bear a unique story of their own, reminding me of all the places I’ve come from. 
Life

What defines home?

My idea of home will only keep evolving as I grow, but it’s important for me to relish in the space I inhabit now.


Is school truly always the most important part of my life? And how do I handle the guilt associated with missing classes?
Life

“You paid to be there”

The supposed grievousness, ingratitude and moral offense of skipping class wasn’t what was getting to me — it was what my missed classes were leading me to believe about myself. 


Saying goodbye to someone not only represents a change in our lives but more importantly, as I’ve realized, it reminds us of the growth of our own selves.  
Life

Saying goodbye

Bidding our friends farewell is really a celebration of the passage of time. It is a call to remember the growth you’ve experienced, the memories you have made and the time you have spent together.


Since I was much younger, I found comedic relief in observing the dynamics of my Grammy and Grandaddy, an unlikely pair that complement one another in many ways and clash in others.
Life

Understanding the meaning of a “better half”

In a slightly rarer moment, I watched as Grammy took Grandaddy’s hand, gently kissed it and smiled at him with adoration. He could barely see her, and she could barely hear him, but, as cheesy as it sounds, their love was more apparent to me than ever before. 


Life

The art of incompletion

To my fellow perfectionists out there — if you don’t finish something, that doesn’t mean you are a failure or any less of a person or worker. Do yourself a favor and look at the journey.